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For Immediate Release - May 6, 2010

Siemon's Valerie Maguire Appointed Treasurer of IEEE 802.3 Working Group

Maguire and other technical experts now providing updates on IEEE 802.3 and other network and structured cabling related Standards activity as part of Siemon's new online Standards resource

Watertown, CT — Valerie Maguire of Siemon was appointed Treasurer of the IEEE 802.3 CSMA/CD (Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection) Working Group after elections were held during the Group's recent plenary meeting. IEEE 802.3 develops Ethernet operation standards for selected data rates of 1Mbps to 100Gbps transmitting over twisted-pair, optical fiber, and coaxial cabling. Maguire has been serving as the TIA TR-42 appointed liaison to IEEE 802.3 since 2003.

In addition to her efforts within IEEE 802.3, Maguire is the former 2-term Chair and current Vice Chair of the TIA TR-42.7 Copper Cabling Subcommittee and current Vice Chair of the TIA TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee.

Maguire also contributes her knowledge and expertise to a new online Standards resource at To help educate the market and keep network professionals abreast of important standards developments, Maguire and a global team of Siemon experts have created a Standards activity library. This publicly accessible tool covers a wide range of network infrastructure standards, such as multiple subcommittees and working groups related to:

  • TIA TR-42
  • IEEE 802.3
  • ISO/IEC SC25 WG3
  • IEC 48B

To access the new Standards overview and explore other resources, visit

Valerie Maguire Bio:

Valerie Maguire holds the position of Global Sales Engineer at The Siemon Company. Ms. Maguire received her B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Connecticut and actively participates in groups responsible for the development of telecommunications standards. Ms. Maguire's expertise is focused in the fields of balanced twisted-pair and optical fiber telecommunications cabling, connecting hardware, and cables. She is Vice Chair of the TIA TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee, Vice Chair of the TIA TR-42.7 Copper Cabling Subcommittee, TIA TR-42 appointed liaison to IEEE 802.3, and Treasurer of IEEE 802.3. In addition, Valerie has authored over 45 technical articles and engineering papers, holds one U.S. Patent, and received the 2008 Harry J. Pfister Award for Excellence in Telecommunications.


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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