10 APRIL 2003 – PISCATAWAY, N.J.– A new senior leadership team took effect on 1 April 2003 for the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (ISTO) as Marco Migliaro became its President and CEO, and Gerald T. Lane of IBM its Chairman of the Board. The appointments complete a succession plan following last year’s retirement of ISTO’s founding President and CEO, Andrew Salem.

Migliaro comes to ISTO from Florida Power & Light, where he served as Chief Electrical/I&C Engineer for the company’s Nuclear Division. He is a fellow member of the IEEE, was President of the IEEE Standards Association in 2001, has served on the IEEE Board of Directors, and was previously ISTO’s chairman since 2001.

A standards pioneer, Migliaro has been repeatedly recognized by the IEEE for his contributions to the development of standards. He has authored more than 40 published technical papers and articles and has developed of a number of training programs in the field of electric power. Migliaro will leverage his extensive standards experience in guiding the ISTO.

”I look forward to the continued success of the IEEE-ISTO,” says Migliaro. “The ISTO is uniquely positioned to serve industry consortia. In the short time since it’s founding, it has demonstrated its role as a leader in the support of consortia-developed specifications and post-development activities such as marketing, certification, and interoperability testing.”

Gerald T. Lane, Director of Corporate Standards Practices at IBM, assumes the post of ISTO chairman of the board. As chairman, Lane will guide the ISTO’s Board in managing the business and affairs of the not-for-profit corporation.

“There is a surge in the number of standards development activities being conducted outside of the traditional standards development organizations.” says Lane. “Many of these special interest groups and consortia have the objective of creating information technology or communications related standards which permit interoperability and interconnection, while doing so on tremendously expedited schedules to meet marketplace demand. The ISTO has developed the capability to completely support the needs of these standards developing activities.”

Peter Lefkin completes ISTO’s senior management team. He is the Chief Operating Officer and Secretary Treasurer and CFO, and has served in this role with the ISTO since its formation in 1999.

ISTO’s Board includes two new directors for 2003: Bill Smith (Sun Microsystems) and Miguel Pellon (Motorola). Other Directors include: Timo Ruikka (Nokia Corporation); James Williamson (Sony Electronics, Inc.); and Don Wright (Lexmark International).

The IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization is a global, not-for-profit corporation designed to provide an innovative legal umbrella for consortia, and a flexible array of program management support. The ISTO is affiliated with the IEEE and the IEEE Standards Association.

Currently there are eight initiatives organized as programs of the ISTO: 1355 Association; Broadband Wireless Internet Forum; Customized Learning Experience Online (CLEO) Lab; Liberty Alliance Project; Medical Device Communications Industry Group; Nexus 5001 Forum; Printer Working Group; and VoiceXML Forum.

For additional information regarding the IEEE-ISTO and its industry programs call 1-732-465-5856, visit ieee-isto.org, or e-mail .