Intel Executive Jim Pappas Appointed to the Storage Networking Industry Association Board of Directors

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News Summary:

  • SNIA Board of Directors appoints industry veteran with a career of Association leadership and standards expertise
  • SNIA Board now comprises leaders from EMC, Fujitsu America, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, Oracle, QLogic, Spectra Logic and Symantec.

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:

  • Wayne Adams (EMC), Chairman and Executive Committee
  • Dave Dale (NetApp), Vice Chairman and Executive Committee
  • SW Worth (Microsoft), Secretary and Executive Committee
  • Rob Peglar (EMC), Non–Voting Member, Treasurer and Executive Committee
  • Leo Leger (SNIA), Non–Voting Member, SNIA Executive Director and Executive Committee
  • Don Deel (EMC), Non–Voting Member and Chairperson, Technical Council
  • Tony Dicenzo (Oracle), Member
  • Glen Jaquette (IBM), Member
  • Skip Jones (QLogic), Member
  • Peter Manning (HP), Member
  • Jim Pappas (Intel), Member
  • Gary Phillips (Symantec), Member
  • Molly Rector (Spectra Logic), Member
  • Allan Zmyslowski (Fujitsu America), Member

For more information and profiles, see /about/organization/board.

About the SNIA
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not–for–profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA–s mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA web site at or /international for a list of International Affiliates.

Dan La Russo
Phone: (303) 634-2634