MEF Professional Awards

Industry professionals demonstrating passion, dedication, commitment, and contribution.

Recognizing Member Contributors

At MEF, we recognize the individuals who have demonstrated passion, dedication, and commitment towards advancing MEF work. Their contributions are critical to the overall development of MEF and its value to our industry.

Thank you to these individuals and their supporting member organizations.

 

Outstanding Contributors

Each year, MEF recognizes the elite group of individuals who have demonstrated exceptional professional excellence and leadership in advancing MEF work. We consider contributions to MEF products, ad-hoc projects, marketing and education, collaboration with open-source and industry-standards groups, and other MEF initiatives.

2021

David Ball

Cisco

David Ball
Neil Danilowicz

2021

Andreas Freund

QLC Chain

2021

Michael Kearns

Amartus

michael kearns
Jack Pugaczewski
Aidan Anderson

2020

Mike Bencheck

Spirent

Mike Bencheck
Jack Pugaczewski

2020

Ralph Santitoro

Fujitsu Network Communications

Ralph Santitoro

2020

Nicholas Thomas

Fortinet

Nicolas Thomas

Top Contributors

Each year, MEF recognizes individuals who have demonstrated professional excellence in advancing MEF work with significant and consistent contributions over the past year. We consider contributions to MEF products, ad-hoc projects, marketing and education, collaboration with open source and industry standards groups, and other MEF initiatives.

2021

Haissam Alaiwan

Orange

Aidan Anderson

2021

Mike Bencheck

Spirent

Mike Bencheck

2021

Marc Cohn

Spirent

Marc Cohn

2021

Divesh Gupta

PCCW Global

2021

Konrad Herba

Amartus

2021

Daniele Mancuso

Sparkle

2021

Bob Mandeville

Iometrix

2021

Mohit Manral

Colt

andrea mazzini

2021

Basil Najem

Bell Canada

Basil Najem

2021

Dan Pitt

Nefeli Networks

Dan Pitt

2021

Miguelina Rios

Bloomberg

2021

Patrick Roosen

Proximus

2021

Ralph Santitoro

Fujitsu

Ralph Santitoro
sibylle Schaller

2021

Yufei Shi

Spirent

yufei shi

2021

John Siwko

AT&T

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2021

Jacqui Teo

HGC

2021

Mehmet Toy

Verizon

Mehmet Toy

2021

Nico Walters

CMC Networks

Nico Walters

2020

Hiroki Baba

NTT

hiroki baba

2020

Nicholas Boileau

Bell Canada

nicholas boileau

2020

Neil Danilowicz

Neil Danilowicz

2020

Bruce Eldridge

Retired (was CenturyLink)

Bruce Eldridge

2020

Ryan Hoffman

Telus

Ryan Hoffman

2020

Alastair Johnson

Cisco

Alastair Johnson

2020

Michael Kearns

Amartus

michael kearns

2020

David Martin

Nokia

David Martin

2020

Andrea Mazzini

Nokia

andrea mazzini

2020

Bartosz Michalik

Amartus

Bartosz Michalik

2020

Greg Mirsky

ZTE

Greg Mirsky headshot

2020

Basil Najem

Bell Canada

Basil Najem

2020

Raghu Ranganathan

Ciena

Raghu Ranganathan

2020

Ludovic Robert

Orange

Ludovic Robert

2020

Fahim Sabir

Colt

Fahim Sabir

2020

Sibylle Schaller

NEC

Sibylle Schaller

2020

John Siwko

AT&T

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2020

Todd Spraggins

Oracle

Todd Spraggins

2020

John Strassner

Futurewei

John Strassner

2020

Mehmet Toy

Verizon

Mehmet Toy

2020

Enrique H. Valencia

Nokia

Enrique Hernandez

2020

Abinash Vishwakarma

Netcracker

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2020

Tim Wadhwa-Brown

Cisco

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2020

Nico Walters

CMC Networks

Nico Walters

2020

Min Sang Yoon

TATA Communications

Min Sang Yoon

Editors

MEF’s products are defined in its standards and each standard is shepherded through its evolution, from concept to ratified-industry standard, by its editor(s). From organizing calls to reconciling each and every comment and concern, the editor’s task can be daunting. Each year, MEF recognizes these individuals who have taken on this challenging role in leading the creation of MEF standards.

2021

Simi Babbar

INTELSAT

2021

Mike Bencheck

Spirent

Mike Bencheck
Greg Mirsky headshot

2021

Isabelle Morency

Iometrix

Jack Pugaczewski

2021

Mehmet Toy

Verizon

2021

Min Sang Yoon

Tata Communications

Min Sang Yoon

2020

Mike Bencheck

Spirent

Mike Bencheck

2020

Bruce Eldridge

Retired (was CenturyLink)

Bruce Eldridge

2020

Eric Gray

Ericsson

eric gray
Steve Haddock

2020

Ryan Hoffman

Telus

Ryan Hoffman
andrea mazzini
Greg Mirsky headshot

2020

Isabelle Morency

Iometrix

isabelle-morency
Jack Pugaczewski
Raghu Ranganathan

2020

Ludovic Robert

Orange

Ludovic Robert

2020

Fahim Sabir

Colt Technology Services

Fahim Sabir

2020

Yufei Shi

Spirent

yufei shi
Dhurvas Sivakumar

2020

John Strassner

Futurewei

John Strassner

Distinguished Fellows

The MEF Distinguished Fellow Award is given each year to an exceptional individual who has, over time, provided a major contribution to the development, adoption and impact of MEF’s standards and has contributed significantly to the transformation of the organization from its carrier ethernet origins to the now broader and very ambitious mission of MEF.

The Award uses a member-nomination process where any MEF member is eligible for nomination. The nominations are reviewed by a Nomination Committee composed of individuals making the nominations and designated representative(s) of the Board of Directors. This committee makes a recommendation for the award recipient to the MEF Board of Directors.

2020

Dr. Mehmet Toy

Verizon

Mehmet Toy

2020

John Strassner

Futurewei

John Strassner

2019

David Ball

Cisco

David Ball
Jack Pugaczewski

2017

Scott Mansfield

Ericsson

scott-mansfield
Steve Haddock

2015

Eric Puetz

AT&T Labs

Eric Puetz
Raghu Ranganathan

2014

Ralph Santitoro

Fujitsu Network Communications

Ralph Santitoro

2013

Bill Bjorkman

International Carrier Ethernet Solutions

Bill Bjorkman
Bob Klessig headshot

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