Welcome New MEF Members
Inquiries: +1 310-642 2800

Members Recognition Awards Program

The Member Recognition Awards Program was established to formally recognize those individuals who contribute substantial time and efforts to the MEF, to the benefit of our industry, and to acknowledge the support that their companies provide in enabling such contributions. The categories include the Outstanding Contributor Award, Active Contributor Award, Editor Award and Distinguished Fellow Award. A special thank you to all our past and present recipients.

For questions about the program, please contact Alysia Bennett, MEF Administration, Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Outstanding Contributor

Many excellent contributions were made in the MEF Certification, Marketing, and Technical & Operations Committees over the last year. This award, however, seeks to recognize those individuals whose contributions went "above and beyond" in driving the work of the MEF and mission forward. Recognized contributors have been chosen by the leaders of the committees. The recognized individuals receive a framed certificate and a gift. The following are the Outstanding Contributors for the MEF fiscal year ending June 30, 2016:

Contributor Contribution(s)
Allan Langfield (Comcast) Service Operations Committee Co-chair Leadership, Technical & Operations Committee Area Director Leadership
Anthony Peres (Nokia) Marketing Committee Editor, Co-author and Project Leader of Carrier Ethernet and NFV white paper
August-Wilhelm Jagau (Ericsson) Technical & Operations Committee Product Catalog Project Leadership
Bartosz Michalik (Amartus) LSO Hackathon blogging and facilitation
Bill Rembert (AT&T) OpenCS Data Center Leadership
Bob Mandeville (Iometrix) Certification Committee Infrastructure Projects; MEFnet facilitation
Bradley McFadden (Comcast)  Technical & Operations Committee Operations Area Program Management and Liaison Support
Bruce Eldridge (CenturyLink) Technical & Operations Committee Projects
Carmela Stuart (CableLabs) Technical & Operations Committee Projects and LSO Hackathon facilitation
Charles Eckel (Cisco) LSO Hackathon Leadership
Chris Corcimiglia (CableLabs) Technical & Operations Committee Serviceability Project
Christopher Cullan (InfoVista) Marketing Committee Editor and Co-author of "Understanding Carrier Ethernet Service Assurance" white paper
Colin Stormont (Comcast) Technical & Operations Committee Partner Qualification Questionnaire Project Leadership (MEF 53)
Dan Blemings (AT&T)  Technical & Operations Committee Ethernet Interconnect Point (EIP) Project Leadership (MEF 54)
David Ball (Cisco) Technical & Operations Committee Services and Orchestration Area Projects, Editor of IP Services Attributes
Dawn Kaplan (Ericsson) Service Operations Committee Co-chair and Ordering Project Leadership; Technical & Operations Committee Area Director Leadership; LSO Hackathon facilitation
Donald Hunter (Cisco) OpenCS Packet WAN Leadership and LSO Hackathon facilitation
Eitan Schwartz (RAD) Marketing Committee Co-author of "Carrier Ethernet and NFV" white paper
Emerson Moura (Cisco) Marketing Committee Regional Co-chair Leadership - CALA
Eric Leser (Charter Communications) Marketing Committee Editor, Co-author of Understanding MEF's Service Activation Testing (SAT) Power Play white paper
Eric Puetz (AT&T) Certification Committee Co-chair Leadership
Frank Huang (DT) Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Projects
Gary Williams (Carrier Ethernet Academy) Marketing Committee Regional Co-chair - EMEA and Regional Marketing Leadership - South Africa
Giles Heron (Cisco) LSO Hackathon facilitation
Glenn Parsons (Ericsson) Technical & Operations Committee Editor of MBH IA Phase 3 (MEF 22.2), Liaisons Coordination with ITU-T SG15, BBF, IEEE, NGMN, and 3GPP, MBH Survey
Glenn Swanson (Oracle) Technical & Operations Committee Projects
Helio De Oliveira Sa (TIM Celular S.A) Speaker at MEF CALA events and Champion of MEF CE 2.0 and Third Network vision in the CALA region
Isabelle Morency (Iometrix) Marketing Committee Service Management Working Group Leadership, Co-author of Understanding MEF's Service Activation Testing (SAT) Power Play white paper; Technical & Operations and Certification Committee Projects
Jack Pugaczewski (CenturyLink) Technical & Operations Committee NRP Project Leadership; OpenCS Data Center Leadership 
Jason Wolfe (Bell Canada) Technical Committee Co-chair Leadership; Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Director Leadership and Projects
Jessie Jewitt (Ciena)  Technical & Operations Committee Common Information Model & Service Lifecycle Process Project (MEF 50.1) 
Jimmy Hu (Ciena) Technical & Operations Committee CE Management Information Model Project Leadership (MEF 7.3)
Jin-Gen Wang (Level 3) Technical & Operations Committee Service Lifecycle Process Project (MEF 50.1)
John Hawkins (Ciena) Certification Committee Co-chair Leadership
John Siwko (AT&T) Technical & Operations Committee Services and Operations Area Projects (MEF 54)
Larry Samberg (HFR) Technical & Operations Committee, Editor of Class of Service IA, Services Area Projects; MEF-CECP Exam Development
Letty Walker (CenturyLink)  Technical & Operations Committee Ethernet Ordering Project Leadership
Lucy Yong (Huawei) OpenCS Data Center Leadership
Mario Bianchetti (TIM) Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Projects
Matthias Homann (Colt Technology Services) Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Projects
Prayson Pate (ADVA Optical) Marketing Committee Co-author of "Carrier Ethernet and NFV" white paper
Raghu Ranganathan (Ciena) Technical Committee Co-chair Leadership, Technical & Operations Committee Co-chair Leadership
Ralph Santitoro (Fujitsu) Marketing Committee Co-chair Leadership, Co-author of "Carrier Ethernet and NFV" white paper, MEF seminar/webinar/web site content creation, Technical & Operations Committee LSO RA contributions and Leader of IP Service Attributes Ad Hoc
Rami Yaron (Telco Systems) Marketing Committee Co-chair Leadership, Marketing Committee Mobile Backhaul Working Group Leadership, Frequent Speaker at MEF Events
Rob Balas (CableLabs)  Technical & Operations Committee Ethernet Ordering Project
Robert Nelson (Cox) Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Projects
Ryan Hoffman (TELUS) Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Projects
Scott Mansfield (Ericsson) Technical & Operations Committee MEF LSO Reference Architecture Project Leadership, UNITE Program Leadership
Shahar Steiff (PCCW) Service Operations Committee Co-chair Leadership,Technical & Operations Committee Co-chair Leadership and Frequent Participant at MEF Events
Shay Naeh (Gigaspaces) LSO Hackathon facilitation
Stephan Pelletier (Oracle) Technical & Operations Committee Projects 
Suhas Naik (AT&T) LSO Hackathon facilitation
Tara Cummings (Ericsson)  Technical & Operations Committee Projects 
Tim Sheehan (UNH) Technical & Operations Committee EIP Project and Testing Lab leadership 
Yoav Cohen (RAD) Technical & Operations Committee Services and Orchestration Area projects
Youcef Ayad (Telia Company) Marketing Committee Regional Leadership - Nordics and organization of Nordics seminars
Vincent Alesi (Verizon) Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Projects, Editor of Managed Access E-Line IA

Active Contributor

The Active Contributor Award is presented to members who have demonstrated an ongoing and consistent commitment to the work of MEF. Recognized contributors have been chosen by the leaders of the committees and will receive a framed certificate and a gift. The following are the Active Contributors for the MEF fiscal year ending June 30, 2016:

Contributor Contribution(s)
Andres Madero (Infinera) Speaker at MEF CALA seminars in Bogota, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City and MEF CALA webinar
Basil Najem (Bell Canada) Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Projects
Brendan Gunn (Verizon)  Technical & Operations Committee EIP Project (MEF 54) 

Claudio Scola (Level 3)

MEF Speaker at industry events in EMEA and MEF EMEA seminars in Paris, Madrid and London
Donald Hunter (Cisco)  Technical & Operations Committee NRP Project 
Elzbieta Napierala (AT&T) Technical & Operations EIP Project (MEF 54)
Eric Gray (Ericsson) Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Projects
Fengkai Li (Huawei) Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Projects
Gabriele Laghi (TI Sparkle) Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Projects
Gary Marcinkoski (Level 3) Technical & Operations Committee Projects
Irene Chang (Zayo) Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Projects
Jeff Brown (Windstream)  Technical & Operations Committee EIP Project (MEF 54)
Mike Lefevre (Windstream) Technical & Operations Committee EIP Project (MEF 54)
Jessy Rouyer (Nokia) Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Projects
Johan Witters (Nokia) Marketing Committee Regional Co-chair Leadership - EMEA
John Messenger (ADVA Optical) Certification Committee Infrastructure Projects
John Strassner (Huawei)  Technical & Operations Committee Orchestration Area Projects
Jon Kieffer (Fujitsu) Certification Committee MEF-CECP Program Subject Matter Expertise, MEF-CECP Exam Development
Jouko Kapanen (Nokia) Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Projects
Kamal Maghsoudlou (Ericsson) Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Projects
Lance Hassan (Charter Communications) Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Projects, Certification Committee Infrastructure Projects
Lee Jorissen (TelePacific) Technical & Operations Committee EIP Project (MEF 54)
Lisa Partridge (Frontier Communications)  Technical & Operations Committee EIP Project (MEF 54)
Marlene Kovac (Carrier Ethernet Academy) Certification Committee MEF-CECP Program Market Awareness
Marjory Sy (PLDT) Marketing Committee contributions to Understanding Carrier Ethernet Service Assurance white paper;
Technical and Operations Committee Services Area Projects
Mark Gibson (Amdocs)  Technical & Operations Committee Projects 
Mehmet Toy (Comcast) Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Projects
Michael Waldo (ADVA Optical) Technical & Operations Committee Services Area Projects
Pradeep Kondamuri (Ciena) Technical & Operations Committee Services and Orchestration Area Projects
Steve Cole (Frontier Communications)  Technical & Operations Committee EIP Project (MEF 54) 
Steven Paterson (Liquid Telecom) Speaker at MEF EMEA seminars in London and Pretoria; Marketing Committee Regional Participation - EMEA
Thomas Mandeville (Iometrix) Certification Committee Infrastructure Projects

Editor

After the successful publishing of new white papers, best practices guides and specifications, Editors of these documents are recognized for their leadership and achievements. The recognized individuals receive a framed certificate and a gift.

 

Recent Awards

Dawn Kaplan, Ericsson
Ethernet Ordering Technical Specification

Jin-Gen Wang, Level 3
MEF 50.1: MEF Services Lifecycle Process Flows Specification

Ralph Santitoro, Fujitsu Network Communications
Understanding SD-WAN Managed Services
Service Components, MEF LSO Reference Architecture and Use Cases

Steve Haddock, MEF
Amendment to MEF 45: OVC Services Requirements for L2CP Technical Specification

 

 

 

Technical Documents

The following is a complete listing of technical document editors recognized for their leadership and achievements:
Bob Klessig, MEF Distinguished Fellow
MEF 1: Ethernet Services Model, Phase 1
Bob Klessig, MEF Distinguished Fellow
MEF 26: External Network Network Interface (ENNI) Phase I
Lior Shabtay, Atrica
MEF 2: Requirements and Framework for Ethernet
Service Protection in Metro Ethernet Networks
Bob Klessig, MEF Distinguished Fellow
MEF 26.0.1: Corrected Figure 10 for MEF 26
Tim Frost, Zarlink
MEF 3: Circuit Emulation Service Definitions,
Framework and Requirements in Metro Ethernet Networks
Bob Klessig, MEF Distinguished Fellow
MEF 26.0.2: OVC Layer 2 Control Protocol Tunneling
Amendment to MEF 26
Enrique Hernandez-Valencia, Alcatel-Lucent
MEF 4: Metro Ethernet Network Architecture
Framework - Part 1: Generic Framework
Bob Klessig, MEF Distinguished Fellow
MEF 26.0.3: Service Level Specification Amendment to MEF 26
Ralph Santitoro, MEF Distinguished Fellow
Osama Aboul-Magd, Nortel

MEF 5: Traffic Management Specification: Phase I
Bob Klessig, MEF Distinguished Fellow
MEF 26.1: External Network Network Interface (ENNI) Phase 2
Ralph Santitoro, MEF Distinguished Fellow
Bill Bjorkman, MEF Distinguished Fellow

MEF 6: Ethernet Services Definitions, Phase 1
Bob Klessig, MEF Distinguished Fellow
MEF 26.2: External Network Network Interfaces (ENNI) and Operator Services Attributes
Bill Bjorkman, MEF Distinguished Fellow
MEF 6.1: Ethernet Services Definitions, Phase 2
Isabelle Morency, Iometrix
MEF 27: Abstract Test Suite for UNI Type 2, Part 5: Enhanced UNI Attributes & Part 6: L2CP Handling
Roman Kraznowski, Verizon
MEF 6.1.1: Amendment: Layer 2 Control Protocol (L2CP)
Andy Mayer, Telcordia
MEF 28: External Network Network Interface (ENNI) 
Support for UNI Tunnel Access and Virtual UNI
Raghu Ranganathan, Ciena
MEF 6.2:  Metro Ethernet Services Definitions Phase 3
Chris Purdy, CENX
MEF 29: Ethernet Services Constructs
Andy Mayer, Telcordia
MEF 7: EMS-NMS Information Model
John Lemon, Adtran
MEF 30: Service OAM Fault Management Implementation Agreement
Brian Hedstrom, CableLabs
MEF 7.1.1: Technical Corrections to MEF 7.1
John Lemon, Adtran
MEF 30.1: Service OAM Fault Management Implementation Agreement Phase 2
Jimmy Hu, Ciena
MEF 7.3: Carrier Ethernet Services Management Information Model Technical Specification
John Lemon, Independent Consultant
MEF 30.1.1: Amendment to MEF 30.1 – Correction to Requirement
Tim Frost, Zarlink
MEF 8: Implementation Agreement for the Emulation
of PDH Circuits over Metro Ethernet Networks
Steve Mood, Omnitron
MEF 31: Service OAM Fault Management Definition of Managed Objects
Isabelle Morency, Iometrix
MEF 9: Abstract Test Suite for Ethernet Services at the UNI
Steve Mood, Omnitron
MEF 31.0.1: Amendment to Service OAM SNMP MIB for Fault Management
Bob Klessig, MEF Distinguished Fellow
MEF 10: Ethernet Services Attributes, Phase 1
Yoav Cohen, RAD
MEF 32: Service Protection Across an External Interface
Bob Klessig, MEF Distinguished Fellow
MEF 10.1: Ethernet Services Attributes, Phase 2
Steve Holmgren, AT&T
MEF 33: Ethernet Access Services E-Access
Bob Klessig, MEF Distinguished Fellow
MEF 10.1.1: Amendment to Ethernet Services Attributes Phase 2
Isabelle Morency, Iometrix
MEF 34: Abstract Test Suite for Ethernet Access Services
Bill Bjorkman, MEF Distinguished Fellow
MEF 10.2.1: Performance Attributes Amendment to MEF 10.2
Scott Mansfield, Ericsson
MEF 35: Service OAM Performance Monitoring IA
Bob Klessig, MEF Distinguished Fellow
MEF 10.3: Ethernet Service Attributes Phase 3
Jimmy Hu, Ciena
MEF 35.0.1: SOAM PM IA Amendment (1SL)
Hongliang Zhang, T-Mobile
MEF 10.3.1: Composite Performance Metric (CPM) Amendment to MEF 10.3
Jimmy Hu, Ciena
MEF 35.0.2: (SOAM Performance Management)
Lucy Yong, Huawei
MEF 10.3.2: UNI Resiliency Enhancement Amendment to MEF 10.3
David Ball, Cisco Systems
MEF 35.1: SOAM PM AI Phase 2
Dinesh Mohan, Nortel
MEF 11: User Network Interface (UNI) Requirements and Framework
Steve Mood, Omnitron
MEF 36: Service OAM SNMP MIB for Performance Monitoring
Enrique Hernandez-Valencia, Alcatel-Lucent
MEF 12: Metro Ethernet Network Architecture Framework,
Part 2: Ethernet Services Layer
Steve Mood, Omnitron
MEF 36.1: Service OAM SNMP MIB for Performance Monitoring Amendment
Enrique Hernandez-Valencia, Alcatel-Lucent
MEF 12.1.1: Amendment: UTA, VUNI
Carsten Rossenhoevel, EANTC
MEF 37: Abstract Test Suite for ENNI
Enrique Hernandez-Valencia, Alcatel-Lucent
MEF 12.2: Metro Ethernet Network Architecture Framework,
Part 2: Ethernet Services Layer
Steve Mood, Omnitron
MEF 38: Service OAM Fault Management YANG Modules
Shahram Davari, PMC-Sierra, Inc.
MEF 13: User Network Interface (UNI) Type 1
Implementation Agreement
Steve Mood, Omnitron
MEF 39: Service OAM Performance Monitoring YANG Module
Isabelle Morency, Iometrix
MEF 14: Abstract Test Suite for Traffic Management Phase 1
Steve Mood, Omnitron
MEF 40: UNI and EVC Definition of Managed Objects
Andy Mayer, Telcordia
MEF 15: Requirements for Management of Metro Ethernet Phase 1 Network Elements
Bob Klessig, MEF Distinguished Fellow
MEF 41: Generic Token Bucket Algorithm
Vijay Raghavendran, Cisco
MEF 16: Ethernet Local Management Interface (E-LMI)
Steve Mood, Omnitron
MEF 42: ENNI-OVC MIB
Dinesh Mohan, Nortel
MEF 17: Service OAM Requirements & Framework – Phase 1
Henry Fowler, AT&T
MEF 43: Virtual NID (vNID) Functionality for E-Access
Isabelle Morency, Iometrix
MEF 18: Abstract Test Suite for Circuit Emulation Services
Steve Mood, Omnitron
MEF 44: Virtual NID (vNID) Definition of Managed Objects
Isabelle Morency, Iometrix
MEF 19: Abstract Test Suite for UNI Type 1
Steve Haddock, Independent Consultant
MEF 45: Multi-CEN L2CP
Shahram Davari, T-Pack
MEF 20: User Network Interface (UNI) Type 2 
Implementation Agreement
John Lemon, Independent Consultant
MEF 46: Latching Loopback Protocol and Functionality
Isabelle Morency, Iometrix
MEF 21: Abstract Test Suite for UNI Type 2, Part 1: Link OAM
Ben Mack-Crane, Huawei
MEF 47: Carrier Ethernet Services for Cloud Implementation Agreement
Jonathan Olsson, Ericsson
MEF 22: Mobile Backhaul Implementation Agreement, Phase 1
Bruno Giguère, MEF
MEF 48: Carrier Ethernet Service Activation Testing (SAT)
Raghu Ranganathan, Ciena
MEF 22.1: Mobile Backhaul Implementation Agreement Phase 2
Mike Bencheck, Siama Systems
MEF 49: Service Activation Testing Control Protocol and PDU Formats
Glenn Parsons, Ericsson
MEF 22.1.1: Amendment to MEF 22.1 – Small Cell Backhaul
Mike Bencheck, Siama Systems
MEF 49.0.1: Service Activation Testing Control Protocol and PDU Formats Amendment
Glenn Parsons, Ericsson
MEF 22.2: Mobile Backhaul Implementation Agreement Phase 3
Brian Hedstrom, Telecommunications Consultant
Glenn Swanson, Oracle

MEF 50: Carrier Ethernet Service Lifecycle Process Model
Glenn Parsons, Ericsson
MEF 22.2.1: Mobile Backhaul Implementation Agreement Phase 3
Bill Bjorkman, MEF Distinguished Fellow
MEF 51: OVC Services
Bill Rembert, AT&T
MEF 23: Implementation Agreement, Carrier Ethernet 
Class of Service – Phase 1
Chunming Liu, T-Mobile
Brian Hedstrom, Telecommunications Consultant

MEF 52: MEF SOC Ethernet Services Qualification Questionnaire
Bill Rembert, AT&T
MEF 23.1: Implementation Agreement, Carrier Ethernet
Class of Service – Phase 2
Colin Stormont, Comcast
MEF 53: MEF SOC Ethernet Services Qualification Questionnaire
Steve Haddock, MEF
Larry Samberg, HFR, Inc.

MEF 23.2: Carrier Ethernet Class of Service – Phase 3
Dan Blemings, AT&T
MEF 54: Ethernet Interconnection Points (EIP): Implementation Agreement
Bill Bjorkman, MEF
MEF 23.2.1: Amendment to MEF 23.2
Models for Bandwidth Profiles with Token Sharing
Andrew Mayer, MEF
Scott Mansfield, Ericsson

MEF 55: Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO): Reference Architecture and Framework
Isabelle Morency, Iometrix
MEF 24: Abstract Test Suite for UNI Type 2, Part 2: E-LMI
Pradeep Kondamuri, Ciena Corporation
MEF 56: Service Configuration and Activation –
Interface Profile Specification
Isabelle Morency, Iometrix
MEF 25: Abstract Test Suite for UNI Type 2, Part 3: Service OAM
 
   

White Papers

The following is a complete listing of white paper editors recognized for their leadership and achievements:
Christopher Cullan, InfoVista
Understanding Carrier Ethernet Service Assurance Part I:
An Introduction to Service Assurance and CE Service Performance Attributes
Anthony Peres, Nokia Networks
Eitan Schwartz, RAD
Prayson Pate, ADVA Optical Networking
Ralph Santitoro, MEF Distinguished Fellow

Carrier Ethernet and NFV
Christopher Cullan, InfoVista
Understanding Carrier Ethernet Service Assurance Part II:
How to Measure CE Performance Attributes
Bruno Giguère, MEF
CE 2.0 Service Management Lifecycle
Jon Kieffer, Fujitsu
Ralph Santitoro, MEF Distinguished Fellow

Understanding Bandwidth Profiles in MEF 6.2 Service Definitions
Rami Yaron, Telco Systems
Karim Traore, Symmetricom/SCF
Sychnronization for LTE Small Cells
Andy Mayer, MEF
Scott Mansfield, Ericsson
The Third Network: Lifecycle Service Orchestration Vision
Glenn Parsons, Ericsson
Rami Yaron, Telco Systems
Julius Robson, SCF
Backhaul for Urban Small Cells (jointly developed by MEF and Small Cell Forum)
Ralph Santitoro, MEF Distinguished Fellow
MEF Third Network Vision based on Network as a Service Principles
Abel Tong, Cyan
Carrier Ethernet and SDN Part 1: An Industry Perspective
Mannix O'Connor, MRV
Glenn Swanson, Oracle
Carrier Ethernet and SDN Part 2: Practical Considerations

Distinguished Fellow

The MEF Distinguished Fellow Award is given annually to individuals who have contributed significantly to the MEF and the network industry over a long period of time and have demonstrated exceptional leadership within the MEF. This year’s award was presented at MEF16 in Baltimore, MD as part of MEF’s Excellence Awards Dinner on November 8, 2016.

Steve HaddockSteve Haddock
Editor at Large, MEF
MEF Distinguished Fellow (2016)

During his professional life, Steve has demonstrated his ability to lead and to contribute effectively to our industry whether during his leadership role at the IEEE and/or his leadership role at Extreme Networks.

His valuable contribution to MEF is just another milestone in his successful profile. His dedication, technical expertise and leadership skill are next to none. As an independent consultant for MEF, Steve continues to play a pivotal role in guiding the MEF specifications, especially when it comes to the IEEE 802 impact on the specifications. Steve has also edited multiple documents, including MEF 45.

Steve’s long contribution to the industry deserves the recognition by MEF. He made a difference to the industry, and he continues to do so.

Key Highlight of Stephen’s professional profile:

Former Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Extreme Networks
Former Chair, IEEE 802.1 Interworking Task Group
Former Vice-Chair, IEEE 802.3ae 10Gb/s Ethernet Task Force
MEF Editor, Multi-CEN L2CP (MEF 45), CoS IA (MEF 23.2)
MEF Adhoc Leader, Bandwidth Profile
Chair: IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation
Co-Editor: IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridging, IEEE 802.1ah Provider Backbone Bridging

Previous Winners

After retiring from Cisco, Bob continued to serve as MEF Editor at Large, and has made significant contributions to the MEF's technical development being an editor of eleven MEF specifications. Most notably, he was the editor of MEF 1 (Ethernet Service Attributes), which has been at the heart of the MEF Technical specifications. He was also editor on specifications MEF 10-10.2, MEF 26, 26.0.1, 26.0.2, 26.0.3, 26.1, and has made and participated in over 700 technical contributions. As a long-time contributor to the MEF and former member of the MEF Board of Directors, he has led, reviewed, commented and influenced countless projects.

Bob has a BS Engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University (formerly Case Institute of Technology), a MS Electrical Engineering degree, and a Ph.D. Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences degree—the latter two degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. His Ph.D. thesis focused on the theory of Nonlinear Optimization Algorithms. He received two faculty appointments in EECS at Berkeley.

At the MEF, Bill was co-chair of the MEF Technical Committee, leading the technical development of MEF specifications for seven years. He was editor of three MEF technical specifications - MEF 6 (Ethernet Services Definitions), MEF 6.1 (Ethernet Services Definitions, Phase 2) and MEF 10.2.1 (performance metric amendment to MEF 10.2); and is currently editor of the OVC Services project. As a longstanding key technical contributor to MEF, he also participated in many projects, including vNID, Carrier Ethernet Classes of Service, Mobile Backhaul, UNI Types 1 and 2, ENNI, several ATS's, Service OAM FM and PM and Service Activation projects, and led the development of MEF's first ‘Best Practices' paper – Multi CoS for Mobile Backhaul.

Bill stepped down as co-chair of the MEF Technical Committee in 2012. He currently consults in the areas of data networks and services, standards development and Carrier Ethernet training.

A founding member and leading contributor to all MEF committees, he was editor of MEF 5 and 6 and contributed to MEF 1/5/6/10/22/33/50 technical specifications. He authored the MEF's Ethernet Services primer and was editor and co-author of the MEF's Carrier Ethernet Security Best Practice, Carrier Ethernet for Private Cloud Service Delivery papers and most recently, the Third Network Vision and Strategy paper. Over the years, Ralph has given keynotes and presented on panels sessions and workshops at industry events on many MEF topics including the MEF’s Third Network vision to deliver Network as a Service at the GEN14 conference. Ralph created the MEF's highly successful Carrier Ethernet Professional Certification Program, developed both MEF-CECP and MEF-CECP 2.0 exams, and co-authored the industry’s first MEF-CECP exam study guide. Ralph regularly contributes to architecture, service orchestration, service activation and configuration APIs, SDN, NFV, and information/data modeling work in Technical, Marketing and Service Operations Committees. Ralph is a longstanding member of the MEF Board of Directors and is currently a Co-chair of the MEF Global Marketing Committee.

Eric’s many contributions to the MEF have been in both the certification and marketing teams. He is currently co-chair of the certification committee responsible for the development of the MEF 2.0 certification program. Some current areas AT&T heavily supports/leads are Mobile Backhaul, Certification, Multi-Network Layer 2 Control Protocol, and Virtual NID.

Eric’s background in the development of standards strategies brings a strong practical focus in order to fulfill the goal of “Accelerating the Adoption of Carrier Ethernet”.

He is a Senior Member of IEEE with many publications and patents in addition to conference presentations. He has also been active in the industry as member of various conference committees including as chair.

Awarded MEF Distinguished Fellows receive:

  • Lifetime ability to participate in MEF activities (perpetual member status)
  • Recognition on MEF public site page with picture and bio
  • Acknowledgement in a press release
  • A special plaque
  • Special logo for business card use and MEF business cards
  • MEF email address


Nomination Information and instructions for the Distinguished Fellow Award:

Each year nominations are open for the Distinguished Fellow award. A date will be posted indicating the date in which nominations are open.

  • One person will be recognized.
  • Any MEF member can be nominated as a candidate to receive this award. This is not specific to any committee.
  • Nominations can be made by any MEF member.
  • The nominations should include a maximum 500 word narrative stating why the individual deserves to be chosen.
  • A Nomination Committee will be formed, comprised of individuals making the nominations (please indicate if you wish participate in the nomination committee) and designated representative(s) of the Board of Directors.
  • The Nomination Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors.

 

Public Resources

Member Resources (Login Required)

SCROLL TO TOP