• Jan 1, 1946
    (b.) - ?

Bio/Description

Born in Patterson, N.J., he spent his high school years in Totowa, New Jersey at Catholic technical high school, Don Bosco Technical Institute where he studied electronics. He attended Fairleigh Dickinson College for two years and then transferred to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York where he received his B.S.E.E. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1969 and currently serves as a Trustee. After receiving his degree he joined Digital Equipment Corporation as a Product Development Engineer where he designed interface boards for the PDP-11. In 1972 he left Digital for Prime Computer, Inc., again as a Product Development Engineer, designing interface boards including I/O and A to D converters. At the time, Prime Computer, Inc. was designing a Honeywell minicomputer replacement. He was also involved in the startup of Data Translation, Inc. in 1974 as its Vice President of Engineering, joining co-founders, Fred Molinari and Aaron Fishman. They were building A to D converter boards for the Intel platform. He helped build that company to $10 million in revenue by 1980. He was a co-founder of Interlan, Inc., a minicomputer networking company in 1981. They manufactured an Ethernet board that could connect multiple minicomputers together to form a network. The company was very successful and in 1985 it was sold to MiCom. He then co-founded Wellfleet Communications in 1986 to design internetworking products. The company was extremely successful and for two years in a row was Fortune Magazine’s fastest growing company with $500 million in revenue by 1994. He was a co-founder and chairman of Bay Networks, Inc. in October 1994, which was formed by a merger between Synoptics Communications, Inc. based in Santa Clara, Calif. and Wellfleet Communications, Inc. based in Billerica, Mass. He served as Chairman of Bay Networks until November 1996. Bay Networks was acquired by Nortel Networks in 1998. He is a Director of Sonus Networks (NASDAQ-SONS) and Analog Devices (NYSE-ADI). He also serves in industry and government business groups and is a former Chairman of the Massachusetts Technology Development Corp. (MTDC). He was also a founder and past chairman of the Massachusetts Network Communications Council in 1997. He is currently an investor and advisor to emerging technology companies. He has received honorary degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and The University of Massachusetts. He also serves as a Trustee of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Date of Birth:

    Jan 1, 1946
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    Designer of interface boards for the PDP-11
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