PISCATAWAY, N.J., 17 NOVEMBER 1999 – Four high-level industry executives were appointed this week to serve as members of the first Board of Directors of the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO). The first IEEE-ISTO Board of Directors was appointed by the IEEE Board of Directors to serve a two-year term commencing 1 January 2000. The IEEE-ISTO Board of Director appointees are:

  • George W. Arnold, Vice President, Standards & Intellectual Property, Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories
  • Richard J. Holleman, Director of Standards, Intellectual Property & Licensing, IBM Corporation
  • Marco W. Migliaro, P.E., Chief Electrical/I&C Engineer, Nuclear Division, Florida Power & Light Company

Edward M. Roney, Corporate Vice President and Director of Standards and Technology Transfer, Motorola, Inc.
Formed in January 1999, the IEEE-ISTO is a not-for-profit corporation offering standards-related industry groups an innovative and flexible operational forum and support services. Currently the Medical Device Communications Industry Group, the Printer Working Group, and the Nexus 5001™ Forum are organized as programs of the IEEE-ISTO.

“The members of the first IEEE-ISTO Board of Directors will be very instrumental and active in the future success and evolution of the organization,” said Andrew Salem, president and CEO of the IEEE-ISTO.

Working in conjunction with the IEEE-ISTO’s two staff officers, the president and CEO and the secretary treasurer and CFO, the IEEE-ISTO Board of Directors will manage the business and affairs of the IEEE-ISTO. This includes approving Participant Group applications and agreements, providing financial oversight, serving as industry representatives to promote the use of the IEEE-ISTO by organizations in their industry, and approving the IEEE-ISTO’s output and products.

The IEEE-ISTO provides a forum not only to develop standards, but also to facilitate activities that support the implementation and acceptance of standards in the marketplace. The organization is affiliated with the IEEE (http://www.ieee.org/) and the IEEE Standards Association (http://standards.ieee.org/).

For additional information regarding the IEEE-ISTO and its industry programs visit ieee-isto.org, or contact Peter Lefkin, secretary treasurer and CFO, at 732-981-3434 or .