Board of Directors

The IEEE-ISTO Board of Directors oversees the financial operations of the organization. In this capacity, the Board approves the IEEE-ISTO Business Plan and related outputs. Directors also serve to promote the benefits of industry and government organizations partnering with IEEE-ISTO. The IEEE-ISTO Board of Directors is comprised of industry professionals who serve two year terms. Director candidates are nominated through a formal process via a nominations committee of program peers. Once nominated, a ballot is distributed annually to all board members of active IEEE-ISTO Programs to elect new and/or returning Directors to the IEEE-ISTO Board. The ballot group consists of all current board members of IEEE-ISTO Programs. In this way, members of the IEEE-ISTO Federation, are empowered to help guide the future direction of the organization.

Don Wright
CHAIRMAN
Forrest D. (Don) Wright

President, Standards Strategies, LLC

Don Wright has over 30 years of experience in engineering, marketing, software and standards development.  He is currently the President of Standards Strategies, LLC, a standards consulting company, and is the retired Director of Worldwide Standards for Lexmark International, one of the leading developers of printing technology and related products.  

Marco W. Migliaro
PRESIDENT/CEO
Marco W. Migliaro

President and CEO, IEEE-ISTO

Marco W. Migliaro is one of the world's foremost authorities on the design, installation, operation, maintenance and testing of stationary battery and dc systems. He is an electrical engineer with more than 40 years of experience in the design of electrical auxiliary systems for power generating stations and industrial facilities and is licensed as a professional engineer in five states in the United States.

Jon Adams
DIRECTOR
Jon Adams

Vice President, Strategic Development, Lilee Systems

Jon Adams brings over 25 years of experience in communications systems engineering and leadership within standards organizations and industry alliances. He is currently the Continua Health Alliance's technical working group chair and is active in the Arizona Telemedicine Council and the Arizona Technology Council.

Allan Foster
DIRECTOR
Allan Foster

Vice President Community, ForgeRock

Allan has over 25 years experience in the high technology industry, with both executive management, as well as in depth technical experience.  As one of the founders of Forgerock, Allan has helped build Forgerock into a multinational Identity Management software vendor with offices on four continents.  Allan has also worked with many organizations and groups in a leadership capacity.

Gerald T. Lane
DIRECTOR
Gerald Lane

IEEE-ISTO Director, Gerald Lane is Director of Standards and Open Source for the IBM Corporation.

In this role, Gerry oversees and coordinates IBM’s internal and external standards programs, including intellectual property commitments, legal issues, and policy negotiations with a multitude of standards, consortia and special interest groups. He also coordinates groups of skilled technical and legal professionals who advise the corporation on open source technology, issues and trends.

Roger Martin
DIRECTOR
Roger Martin

Roger Martin currently is an independent consultant on a wide range of technology standards issues.

Previously he was the Director of Technology Standards Office at AOL. Prior to joining AOL in September 2002, he was the manager of Corporate Standards Strategy for Sun Microsystems for the previous 6 years.

Yatin Trivedi
DIRECTOR
Yatin Trivedi

IEEE-ISTO Director, Director of Standards and Interoperability Programs at Synopsys

Yatin Trivedi is Director of Standards and Interoperability Programs at Synopsys. He represents Synopsys on the Standards Education Committee (SEC) of the IEEE-SA, the Board of Directors of IEEE-ISTO and the Board of Directors of Accellera. He represents Synopsys on several standards committees and manages interoperability initiatives under corporate strategic marketing group. He also works closely with Synopsys University program.

Michael Violette
DIRECTOR
Michael Violette, P.E., iNARTE Certified EMC Engineer

President of Washington Laboratories and Director of American Certification Body

Mike is President of Washington Laboratories and Director of American Certification Body. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of EMC evaluation and product approvals and has overseen the development of engineering services companies in the US, Europe and Asia.

Mike is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL), RABQSA and on the advisory board for the International Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (iNARTE). He is President and Chair of the Maryland-China Business Council.