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For Immediate Release - April 20, 2009

Siemon's Valerie Maguire Receives Prestigious Harry J. Pfister Award


Watertown, CT - Valerie Maguire, Global Sales Engineer for Siemon, received the 2008 Harry J. Pfister Award for Excellence in the Telecommunications Industry at the recent BICSI Winter Conference in Orlando, FL. Presented by the University of South Florida's department of engineering, the Pfister Award recognizes the lifetime achievement or major accomplishment of an individual who enhances scientific, technical, or educational aspects, or who promotes professionalism, within the telecommunications industry.

Commenting on the award, Robert Carlson, Siemon's VP of Global Marketing expressed his appreciation of Maguire's contributions to both the cabling industry and Siemon, "Val always makes us proud, but it is great to see her accomplishments recognized by the industry she works so hard to promote and improve. If you look at the criteria of the Pfister Award - promoting scientific, technical, educational improvements and industry professionalism - it looks as if it was designed specifically to describe Val."

Upon accepting the award, Valerie expressed special appreciation to Siemon for recognizing the importance of the Standards development process and encouraging active participation in BICSI and TIA.

Ms. Maguire's expertise is focused in the fields of balanced twisted-pair and fiber optic telecommunications cabling, connecting hardware, and cables. She participates in working groups responsible for the development and publication of telecommunications standards such as ANSI/TIA-568-B.2-10 (category 6A) and ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 (future revision of '568-B.2). She is the chair of the TIA TR-42.7 copper cabling sub-committee and TIA TR-42 appointed liaison to IEEE 802.3. She has authored over 45 technical articles and engineering papers and holds one U.S. Patent.


About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data center power and cooling systems and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company's long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon's environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry, including 179% global carbon negativity and zero-landfill status
Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. We provide custom network infrastructure solutions to: OEM's, Leading Manufacturers, Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators.
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