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Stan Hubbard Joins the MEF

September 2, Los Angeles, CA: Stan Hubbard, the veteran Carrier Ethernet analyst has been appointed as the Director of Communications & Research for the MEF. Hubbard, who was previously Senior Analyst at independent research organization Heavy Reading for 9 years, will be part of the MEF’s Marketing team responsible for developing and communicating MEF initiatives to members, press, analysts and industry.

“We are thrilled to have Stan join the MEF,” said Kevin Vachon, COO. “He has a formidable reputation in the industry and is known for his in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Carrier Ethernet services and technology markets. He will be a significant asset to the MEF as we expand our activities globally.”

“The MEF is widely recognized as one of the most effective and collegial organizations in the industry, with an aspirational vision to transform the world of communications through continual innovation and accelerated adoption of carrier Ethernet services and networking technologies," said Stan Hubbard. "I am delighted to join and look forward to working closely with the growing list of MEF member companies, CE 2.0-certified service providers and equipment vendors, and CE-certified professionals”

Notes to Editors
Stan Hubbard is a communications professional with 16 years of experience in industry analysis, forecasting, and strategic marketing. Hubbard spent 9 years as a Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, where he focused on carrier Ethernet services and network equipment markets, software defined networking, optical/data network convergence, and various wireline technologies. He was the founding coordinator of Heavy Reading’s Ethernet Executive Council program involving senior service provider experts worldwide. Hubbard also chaired ~20 major carrier Ethernet events in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including Light Reading’s annual Ethernet Expo Americas and Ethernet Europe conferences.

Prior to joining Heavy Reading, Hubbard worked seven years with Ciena, most recently as director of market intelligence. During his tenure there, he led the analyst team conducting industry, customer, and competitive analysis and managed the company's industry analyst relations program. Hubbard holds a B.S. in political science from Texas Christian University and a Master's in international diplomacy and security from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston, MA.

About The MEF:
The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 220 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. The MEF’s mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide.

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