2014 Open–IX Association Elects New Board of Directors

Four New Members Appointed During the Association’s Annual General Meeting 

Open-IX LogoCAMBRIDGE, MA, USA – September 9, 2014 – The Open-IX Association(OIX), a non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet exchanges, announces four new members have been elected to serve on the Open-IX Board of Directors. William Charnock, Christian Koch, Chris Malayter and Josh Snowhorn are set to join the OIX Board, each serving two-year terms beginning January 1, 2015 running through December 31, 2016.  Election results were announced at Open-IX’s Annual General Meeting held Friday, September 5, 2014 in New York City.

Through an open nomination and election process, William Charnock, Christian Koch, Chris Malayter and Josh Snowhorn were selected from a candidate pool of Association members.  They join existing and continuing Board Members Keith Mitchell, Director; David Temkin, Co-Founder and Chairman; and Barry Tishgart, Secretary.  Board Members whose terms will expire are: Donald S. Clark, Director; Dan Golding, Vice Chairman; and Martin Hannigan, Co-Founder and Treasurer.

“On behalf of the entire Open-IX Association, I am pleased to welcome William Charnock, Christian Koch, Chris Malayter and Josh Snowhorn to the Open-IX Board of Directors,” remarks David Temkin, Co-Founder and Chairman of Open-IX Association.  “The new Board members bring with them diverse skillsets that will help in furthering the Open-IX mission of improving the landscape of Internet peering and massive-scale interconnection.”

The Open-IX Board is comprised of volunteer representatives from the Internet community, converging to create a better, safer, stronger and fairer Internet.  In addition to controlling all aspects of the Association’s property, affairs and business, the Open-IX Board of Directors is also responsible for safeguarding the Open Stand compliant standards development that the Internet community has entrusted to it, instituting and conducting the OIX-1 and OIX-2 certification process for Internet exchanges and data centers, and determining whether those entities have met or exceeded the Open-IX minimum standards of performance.  The Board is also accountable for establishing and publishing Membership Program policies and procedures, granting Open-IX membership, holding the Annual General and other meetings and delegating to Open-IX Officers and/or Committees.

Dan Golding, Vice Chairman of Open-IX Association, welcomed new Open-IX Board members and expressed his thanks to those that have served at the OIX Annual General Meeting, stating, “Open-IX Association would like to extend congratulations and thanks to all of the candidates who ran in this year’s election.  We had a great group of contenders with excellent qualifications.”

“We would also like to thank those Board members whose terms will expire this year, and who have generously dedicated time to ensure the success of this initiative.  I am confident that the new Board members will take what we’ve accomplished thus far at Open-IX and bring it to the next level,” Golding added.

Open-IX is a non-profit organized and operated by volunteers from the Internet community who aim to increase the reliability, resiliency and competitiveness of massive scale interconnection for all.

For more information about the Open-IX Association, visit www.open-ix.org.  To apply for OIX certification, email info@open-ix.org.

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About Open-IX Association
The Open-IX Association (OIX) is an Internet community effort to improve the landscape of Internet peering and massive scale interconnection. OIX encourages the development of neutral and distributed Internet exchanges while promoting uniform standards of performance for interconnections backed by the Internet community.  The Association aims to promote common and uniform specifications for data transfer and physical connectivity and improve overall Internet performance by developing criteria and methods of measurement to reduce the complexity that restricts massive scale interconnection in fragmented markets.  The OIX Board is comprised of volunteer representatives from the Internet community, including Donald S. Clark, Dan Golding, Martin Hannigan, Keith Mitchell, David Temkin, and Barry Tishgart.  More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org. 

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