PISCATAWAY, NJ--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) - IEEE-ISTO announced today the election of a new Chairman of its Board of Directors. During a meeting held last week, Don Wright, a sitting IEEE-ISTO Director and Director of Standards for Lexmark International, was elected to assume the role of Chairman of IEEE-ISTO. Chairman Wright succeeds Gerald T. Lane, Director, Open Source and Standards Project Office for IBM, who has served as IEEE-ISTO Chairman since 2003 and has elected to step down at this time. 

"I am delighted IEEE-ISTO has transformed from a fledgling organization to a robust industry partner. Since its inception, 36 programs have organized under the IEEE-ISTO Federation of Programs with participants from over 2500 companies," reflected Gerald T. Lane. "I plan to remain as a Director and support our new Chairman in his efforts to further expand the reach of the organization."

"Over the past seven years, Gerry's leadership has successfully navigated IEEE-ISTO through a period of steady growth and continued success," says Marco W. Migliaro, IEEE-ISTO President and CEO. "IEEE-ISTO appreciates all he has done for the organization and look forward to continued success under Don's leadership."

"I am honored to serve as IEEE-ISTO Chairman," added Don Wright. "I look forward to guiding the organization as we continue to support and advance industry standards through our growing list of member programs."

The election of Don Wright as Chairman, IEEE-ISTO is effective immediately. The current Board of Directors is as follows:

Don Wright, Director of Standards, Lexmark International

Marco W. Migliaro, President and CEO, IEEE-ISTO


  • Jon Adams, Business Development, Wireless Connectivity Operation, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
  • Gerald T. Lane, Director, Open Source and Standards Project Office, IBM
  • Roger Martin, President, RJM Consulting
  • Bob Mandeville, Founder and President, Iometrix
  • Yatin Trivedi, Director of Standards and Interoperability Programs, Synopsys

IEEE-ISTO is the premier trusted partner of the global technology community for the development, adoption, and certification of industry standards. A federation of member programs, its mission is to facilitate the life-cycle of industry standards development through a dedicated staff committed to offering vendor neutrality, quality support and member satisfaction. Fostering the market acceptance, adoption and implementation of standardized technologies, IEEE-ISTO Programs span the spectrum of today's information and communications technologies. IEEE-ISTO is the recipient of the 2010 Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Achievement Award which recognizes success in driving market acceptance, adoption and implementation of standardized technologies. For more information, visit www.ieee-isto.org.

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