Intel Executive Jim Pappas Appointed to the Storage Networking Industry Association Board of Directors
July 10, 2012. (San Francisco, CA.)— The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is pleased to announce that Jim Pappas, Director of Technology Initiatives, Data Center Group, Intel Corporation has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Mr. Pappas will join 12 other distinguished members of the industry on the Board of Directors that is charged with oversight of the Association’s vision and mission as well as ensuring that tangible value accrues to member companies.
“The addition of Mr. Pappas will bring years of seasoned and proven standards development and Association leadership skills to our organization,” said Wayne M. Adams, Chairman of the SNIA. “As we continue to expand our technical leadership in areas including Solid State Storage, Cloud Computing and Green IT as well as strengthen our cross–industry alliances that benefit the global industry, the addition of Mr. Pappas’ experiences and insights will be very valuable to our organization.”
Mr. Pappas brings more than 30 years of industry experience with building, running and managing dozens of successful industry associations and cross–industry initiatives. He is currently the Chair of the Solid State Disk Form Factor Working Group and co–Chair of the InfiniBand Trade Association and was also a Founding Director of the PCI Special Interest Group and The Green Grid as well as Founding Chairman of the USB Special Interest Group.
Mr. Pappas added, “I believe strongly that the industry–at–large is best served when standards are developed and companies design innovative products, enabled by those standards. Being on the SNIA Board of Directors is an honor and I am excited to join an Association that has a track record for providing standardize technology, best practices and education to the industry for 15 years.”
The current SNIA Board of Directors, Executive Committee and their roles are:
For more information and profiles, see http://www.snia.org/about/organization/board.
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