Transition at Merit IE

Jim Williams jimw
Fri Dec 3 22:13:43 UTC 1993

About two years ago, Merit called upon Mark Knopper to accept the
position of manager of the Internet Engineering Group and to oversee
the transition from the T1 NSFNET to the T3 NSFNET.  Mark stepped up
to the challenge and guided the NSFNET through that difficult
transition.  His technical expertise and management skills have proven
valuable not just in the context of the NSFNET but to the global
Internet community. It should not come as a great surprise that many
organizations and companies have been courting Mark, and one of them
has finally offered him a project that sounds interesting enough to
intice him to move on.  Mark will be leaving Merit as of January 1,
1994 for new and exciting challenges at Ameritech.  He will be opening
an office in Ann Arbor and will be part of the the Advanced Data
Services group.  He has also promised all Merit staff better phone
service and IP to every home in the service area :=)
Effective today, Elise Gerich will take the lead as Manager of the
Internet Engineering Group.  As most of you know, Elise has been
instrumental in the management and operation of the NSFNET since its
inception.  Elise is looking forward to helping the regional-techs
group evolve to a broader operational forum and to working with the
regionals to transition from the current NSFNET architecture to the
future architecture.  


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