Accedian Networks Adds Another Carrier
Ethernet Expert To Its Management Team
May 26, 2010 06:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time
MONTREAL--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Accedian Networks, the market-leading developer of Carrier
Ethernet Performance Assurance Network Interface Devices (NIDs) and service management solutions, today
announced that Craig Easley has joined the company as the Vice President of Marketing. Easley is a well known
Carrier Ethernet professional, having served seven terms on the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) board of directors,
and currently serving as the Vice President and Co-Chair of the MEF Marketing Committee. Easley is also the
executive sponsor of the MEF’s Operations, Administration, Maintenance (OAM) and Management Work Group.
Mr. Easley is an experienced telecommunications industry executive, having directed the service provider-focused
marketing activities for notable companies including Bay Networks/Nortel, Extreme Networks and Actelis
Networks. He has defined and introduced a number of successful telecommunications equipment and management
platforms targeting the Carrier Ethernet market. As a volunteer to industry standards organizations, he has made a
number of contributions to key Carrier Ethernet initiatives, including serving as President of the Ethernet in the First
Mile Alliance where he led the definition and promotion of the Ethernet OAM standard. A crucial component of the
IEEE’s Ethernet in the First Mile (IEEE 802.3ah) effort, this pioneering work is now the basis for both the IEEE
(802.1ag) and ITU (Y.1731) service management standards.
In addition to his extensive product management and marketing background, Easley is an accomplished technical
instructor. In response to a growing demand for industry education he founded The Carrier Ethernet Academy, an
organization dedicated to training programs focused on the Carrier Ethernet industry, the work of the MEF and
related standards organizations.
Easley joins Accedian Networks during a period of