Board of Directors

Portrait of Peter Jones, Cisco

Peter Jones, Cisco


Peter is a Distinguished Engineer in Cisco’s Enterprise HW team. He works on system architecture for Cisco’s enterprise switching, routing, wireless and IOT products. While at Cisco, Peter has been a major contributor to the Catalyst switching product line, including the Catalyst 9000 family.  He is chair of the Ethernet Alliance Single Pair Ethernet technical subcommittee.  He’s been active in IEEE 802.3 for several years, mostly working on BASE-T projects. He was Chair of the NBASE-T Alliance from its inception until its merger with the Ethernet Alliance. He works on evolution of technology to add value to physical infrastructure and make technology consumable.

Portrait of Greg McSorley, Amphenol

Greg McSorley, Amphenol


Greg McSorley is a Technical Business Development manager at Amphenol Corp., responsible for driving standards development at Amphenol’s TCS and GIS divisions. In this role Greg is involved in many of the industry standards and associations in the server / storage market place, including INCITS T10, T11, SFF, IBTA, OIF and GbEthernet. Prior to Amphenol, Greg spent many years at Data General and EMC as a senior design engineer. He was involved in designing and testing systems for EMI integrity, and high speed interconnects. Greg also handled EMC’s server / storage standards for many years.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, Greg takes an active role in many of the trade associations related to the standards organizations. Greg is Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Fibre Channel Industry Association, Vice President of the SCSI Trade Association and Chair of the Ethernet Alliance High Speed Modular sub-committee.

Portrait of Jeffery Maki, Juniper

Jeffery Maki, Juniper


Dr. Jeffery J. Maki is a Distinguished Engineer II at Juniper Networks working on cloud optics. He is a member of the board of directors of the Ethernet Alliance and an IEEE 802.3 Ethernet voter. In the OIF, he is PLUG Working Group Chairman and technical voter for Juniper Networks. For the Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO), he is Vice President and Data Center Networking Working Group chairman. He is chairman of the 4WDM MSA Group, co-chairman of the 100G Lambda MSA Group and a participant in the QSFP-DD and SFP-DD MSA groups. He is an OSA and IEEE member. He has a Ph.D. in Optics from The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.

Portrait of Nathan Tracy, TE Connectivity

Nathan Tracy, TE Connectivity


Nathan Tracy is a Technologist on the system architecture team and manager of industry standards for TE Connectivity’s Data and Devices business unit, where he is responsible for driving standards activities and working with key customers to enable new system architectures. Nathan has more than 30 years of experience in technology development, marketing, and business development for TE in areas including RF/microwave, and high speed signaling technology for the networking, telecom, wireless, automotive and defense markets.

Nathan is active in a number of industry standards and associations. He currently serves the OIF as president and member of the board of directors, is a regular attendee and contributor to the Ethernet Alliance, IEEE 802.3 and COBO. Additionally, he is active in a number of industry MSAs and forums where he has held leadership roles.

Nathan earned his Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering Technology degree from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

Portrait of Pete Del Vecchio, Broadcom

Pete Del Vecchio, Broadcom

Peter Del Vecchio manages Broadcom’s high-end Trident and Tomahawk switch product lines.  He has been with Broadcom for more than eight years and has been in the semiconductor industry for more than thirty years.  He started his career at Sun Microsystems designing their first full-custom SPARC processors.  He also ran product marketing for MIPS Technology and has been involved in four Silicon Valley startups, serving in founder/CEO, marketing, and engineering roles.  He has BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University.

Portrait of Dave Chalupsky, Intel

Dave Chalupsky, Intel

David Chalupsky is a Product Architect for Intel’s Network Division. With Intel since 1988, Dave has held a variety of hardware development and engineering management roles which began with single board industrial computer design. In 1992 he developed his first 10BASE-T repeater product and has been in the Ethernet business ever since, holding roles in board development, ASIC design, applications, and validation. During his tenure at Intel he has been on the leading edge of Ethernet transitions, from 10Mbit to 10Gbit Ethernet products. Dave made key contributions to bringing Wake on LAN management functionality to 100Mbit Ethernet NICs, bringing 1000BASE-T connectivity to the PC motherboard, and 10GbE to the Server in both SFP+ and BASE-T forms. An active contributor to the advancement of the Ethernet ecosystem, Dave currently chairs three BASE-T-related standards development projects in IEEE 802.3 as well as the BASE-T subcommittee of the Ethernet Alliance. Dave holds a BS in Computer Engineering from California State University, Chico, a Masters in EE/CE from Portland State University, and eight U.S. patents

Portrait of Craig Carlson, Marvell

Craig Carlson, Marvell

Craig Carlson is a Senior Technologist with Marvell Semiconductors, Inc. Craig has over 19 years of experience in Storage Networking technologies. He is currently Vice Chair of ANSI INCITS Technical Committee T11, and Chair of ANSI INCITS Task Group T11.3, the committee that defines Fibre Channel. He is also Technical editor for the T11 Standards FC-LS-5, and FC-FS-6, as well as the Chair of T11 Standards FC-SW-8 and FC-NVMe-2. He was also involved with the IEEE 802.1 Data Center Bridging Task Group and was the editor of the IEEE Draft Standard 802.1Qaz (Enhanced Transmission Selection). He also sits on the FCIA Board of Directors, NVMe Board of Directors, as well as being a SNIA Technical Council member.

Craig’s background includes many years of development of storage networking products including being on of the team of architects for the first public loop Fibre Channel switch. He also has many years of standards experience within ANSI/INCITS T11, T10, IEEE 802, and IETF. Also, Craig was one of the key contributors to the SANMark Fibre Channel interoperability compliance program.

Craig has also won numerous industry awards including the INCITS Gene Milligan Award for Effective Committee Management for his role as T11.3 Chair, and most recently an FCIA achievement award for his contributions to the growth of Fibre Channel SAN Storage technology.

Portrait of Dave Estes, Spirent

Dave Estes, Spirent

Dave Estes is a Hardware Engineer at Spirent Communications with over 19 years of test & measurement industry experience, he focuses on supporting new product and standards development. Dave is actively involved in a number of industry organizations, including IEEE 802.3 and OIF standards groups and has served for several years as Ethernet Alliance’s Technical Lead at innovative, multi-vendor, interoperability demonstrations at various industry tradeshows and testing events such as OFC, ECOC, and HSE plugfests.

Committee Chairs

Portrait of Orshi Abraham, Spirent

Orshi Abraham, Spirent

Marketing Committee Chair

Orshi is a Senior Marketing Specialist at Spirent Communications, where she focuses on creating and delivering the go-to-market plan and executing marketing activities for a broad range of High-Speed Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6, Automotive, and Cloud & Virtual test solutions.

With over 13 years of experience in the field of marketing, 5 years of which spent in the test & measurement industry, she brings a diverse creative palette of ideas, knowledge, and experience to help amplify the Voice of Ethernet and contribute to the important work of the Alliance, facilitating the adoption and deployment of Ethernet technologies, and connecting Ethernet’s technologists and consumers.

Portrait of George Zimmerman, CME Consulting

George Zimmerman, CME Consulting

Technical Committee Chair

George Zimmerman is an independent consultant, specializing in physical layer communications technology. Dr. Zimmerman’s technical interests focus on communications and signal processing near the fundamental limits and energy efficiency at the PHY and system levels. He is currently active in the IEEE 802.3 working group, currently the editor for the IEEE P802.3bq 25/40GBASE-T and IEEE P802.3bz 2.5G/5GBASE-T projects, as well as active in the IEEE 4 Pair Power over Ethernet Task Force and various other 802.3 projects. He has been a defining force in the development of multiple Ethernet technologies, including 10GBASE-T, Energy Efficient Ethernet, as well as various DSL (now EFM) technologies. George holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Caltech, and an undergraduate degree from Stanford University. He founded Solarflare Communications and was most recently CTO of its PHY group (currently Marvell), and holds more than a dozen patents related to efficient implementations of high-speed Ethernet technology. As a consultant, his clients include networking systems, cabling infrastructure, and physical-layer silicon companies.

Portrait of David Rodgers, Teledyne Lecroy

David Rodgers, Teledyne Lecroy

Events & Conferences Committee Chair

David is Senior Product Marketing Manager with Teledyne LeCroy, where he has focused on defining, designing, deploying, and marketing a broad range of high-speed serial analysis test and measurement products for Ethernet and Fibre Channel SANs and LANs.

He has almost 30 years of computer industry experience. He represents Teledyne LeCroy Test and Measurement solutions in various protocol industry standards groups, including currently the Ethernet Alliance, FCIA, the PCI and NVMe SIGs and started out in the T&M space as an original member of the USB Implementers Forum and one of the first marketers of USB protocol analyzers.

Portrait of David Tremblay, HPE

David Tremblay, HPE

PoE Certification Chair

System Architect at Aruba, Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Networking division. Over 20 years of experience architecting, designing, and leading engineering teams to release Aruba Enterprise and Small Medium Business Wired and Wireless Networking products to market.

HPE’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) subject matter expert leading cross functional consensus building for new product opportunities and driving networking technologies into multiple HPE product organizations.

Pre-Sales engagement and onsite customer support activities resulting in Aruba by HPE networking product sales wins and regional growth.

Patent trial experience in US Federal courthouse successfully defending HP company.

Active participant in standards organizations including Technical Chair of the PoE Subcommittee at Ethernet Alliance, voting member of IEEE 802.3, and member of IEEE-SA Standards Coordinating Committee 18 (SCC18) providing input to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from California State University, Sacramento. Holds two US Patents in the Networking field and has several patents pending.

Portrait of Mark Nowell, Cisco

Mark Nowell, Cisco

Advisory Board Chair

Mark Nowell is a Cisco Fellow in Cisco’s Intent-Based Networking Group. His focus is on next generation interconnect technology innovation to meet Cisco’s needs. Mark is also active within the industry standards and forums and has chaired multiple IEEE 802.3 Ethernet projects. He represents Cisco on various industry alliances and Consortium.  Mark also chairs a number of industry MSA (Multi-source Agreement) groups focusing on next generation optical module form factors (QSFP-DD, QSFP-DD800) and optical interface signaling technology (100G Lambda MSA, 400G BiDi).

Mark earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, and his Ph.D. at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK.