Brief: FCIA elects new board, chairman

Kevin Komiega, assistant news editor

The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) announced it has elected a new board of directors for fiscal year 2000.

The FCIA is an international organization committed to delivering a broad base of Fibre Channel infrastructure to support a wide array of industry applications within the mass storage and IT-based arenas.

The newly reshaped board will number eleven members and will include representatives from FCIA-Japan and FCA-Europe among its ranks.

The new board members are David Deming, Solution Technology, Inc., Michael Graham, Seagate Technology, Inc., Mimi Howard, Hitachi Data Systems Corp., Skip Jones, Qlogic Corp., Nancy Kuehn, Ancor Communications, Inc., Kumar Malavali, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Jay Neer, Molex, Inc., Linda Reed, McData Corp., Ed van Audelang, Interphase Corp., Paul Talbut, chairman, Fibre Channel Association of Europe, and Arai Yuichi, chairman, Fibre Channel Industry Association of Japan.

In addition, the newly configured board of directors elected Qlogic's director of planning and technology, Skip Jones, as chairman of the FCIA.

The FCIA said it will develop and deploy programs this year to increase Fibre Channel awareness--some of which are aimed at increasing the frequency of nationwide media and analyst tours, collaborating with the industry on joint-educational events, getting industry agreement on its SANMark program, and the paramount goal of facilitating industry cooperation.

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