Re: [802SEC] LMSC RAC representative appointment
Dear EC members,
The IEEE Registration Authority Committee (RAC) has two official LMSC
representatives on it, until recently they have been Mick Seaman and Geoff
Thompson. Mick has served on the RAC since its inception in May 1992 and
recently indicated to me that he intended to resign his position on the RAC
as soon as I could find a replacement. Upon considering several potential
candidates, I have appointed Floyd Backes (and he accepted), a long time
network industry expert. He will bring a nice blend of wireline and
wireless networking expertise to the RAC. Floyd's bio is below.
Please join me in thanking Mick for his long time service to 802 and the
and welcoming Floyd as the incoming LMSC RAC representative.
Geoff and Floyd will serve for the forthcoming three year period as LMSC
representatives, with Geoff as the primary and Floyd as the alternate. I
do not believe a confirmation from the EC is required for these
appointments, but if any EC member wishes to have a confirmation vote I
honor the request and hold one at the March plenary session.
Floyd J. Backes - Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Propagate
Backes has been an engineer and architect in the computer networking
business for over 20 years. Prior to co-founding Propagate Networks, he was
vice president of strategy and architecture at Nortel Networks. Backes came
to Nortel Networks from 3Com, where he was CTO of the switching division.
Prior to 3Com, he held senior technical positions at Bay Networks and at
Digital Equipment Corporation, where he implemented the world's first
wire-speed spanning tree Ethernet bridge. Backes has contributed
to LAN and bridge-related standards development in IEEE 802, the ATM Forum,
the IETF, and ISO/IEC. Backes has 10 patents issued and numerous patents
pending related to LANs and LAN switching. He earned his bachelor's of
engineering technology, cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire.
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