Ernie has over 37 years in the telecommunications and safety industry. Currently serves as Chair or Vice Chair in several IEEE and ATIS committees. Representative on the National Electrical Code. Author and presenter at the Outside Plant Show, Fiber to the Home Show, Telemanagement World, Globecomm, Member UL Industry Group for UL497 – Electrical Protectors and Verizon Symposium. Previous member of US Delegation to IEC standards for Surge Protective Devices. Member UL Industry Group for UL497 – Electrical Protectors. Ernie has written over 30 Telcordia Generic Requirements Documents. Received Certificate of Appreciation from the Federal Communications Commission, for work in increasing equipment reliability. Received ATIS Award for Leadership in Standards Development.