RICHARDSON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paul Kolesar, a CommScope Fellow, has received the prestigious 2011 International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 1906 Award, which recognizes technical experts from around the globe who have contributed significantly to the work of IEC and the electrotechnical industry.

As an active member of IEC committees and work groups, Kolesar has contributed significantly to the standards development of OM3 and OM4 multimode fibers, benefitting customers and the broader industry by providing the most cost-effective means of supporting faster applications and greater distances over optical fiber cabling. Kolesar is one of 15 people in the United States to earn the award this year.

“Paul’s contributions to the establishment and subsequent success of the SYSTIMAX® LazrSPEED® and InstaPATCH® product lines have paved the way for market leadership of highly flexible solutions, extending the useful life of multimode fiber over the past decade and into the next,” said George Brooks, senior vice president, Enterprise Product Line Management, CommScope. “He has played a key role in the tremendous growth and the rapid proliferation of fiber-optic solutions in the past several years.”

Brooks added that Kolesar’s recent accolade is an example of CommScope’s leadership in the design and standardization of solutions that have a fundamental impact on the industry, providing long-term, high-quality connectivity for customers designed to meet their needs today and well into the future.

Kolesar, based in Richardson, TX, was promoted to CommScope Fellow earlier this year, the highest level of professional achievement for CommScope’s engineering and technical employees.

“I’m honored by this acknowledgement of my efforts for advancing the industry,” Kolesar said. “This award highlights not only my efforts, but also CommScope’s vision for Living Infrastructure that has enabled our customers to deploy solutions that become standards in the future.”

Kolesar has been an active member of SC86A/WG1 (optical fibers) for several years. In particular his strong leadership contributed substantially to the development of standard documents for OM3 multimode fibers in the early 2000s and more recently for OM4 multimode fibers (IEC 60793-2-10 Edition 4). Demonstrating his multi-disciplinary expertise, Kolesar is also active in SC86B/WG4 (connectors) and SC86C/WG1 (systems).

The IEC’s 1906 award recognizes experts like Kolesar who have contributed in an exceptional way to the technical work of the IEC. Created in 2004, the 1906 Award commemorates the IEC’s year of foundation and honors IEC experts around the world whose work is fundamental to the IEC and makes the work of international standardization possible.

SYSTIMAX, LazrSPEED and InstaPATCH are registered trademarks of CommScope, Inc.

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