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Mike ConnaughtonSenior Product ManagerLeviton Network Solutions

Mike is currently Senior Product Manager for Leviton Network Solutions and has 30+ years of experience with fiber optic cabling. He is responsible for strategic data center planning, technical account support and alliances. He joined Berk-Tek in 2008 which was purchased by Leviton in 2020. Mike received his BSEET degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston, MA) in 1990 and has been involved in fiber optic cable engineering ever since. He has been a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (BICSI) since 1997 and a Certified Data Center Designer (CNet) since 2014. Additionally, he has participated in fiber related standardization meetings with TIA, ICEA, ANSI, SMPTE and IEEE. He has received the Aegis Excellence Award from the U.S. Navy for his work on the Fiber Optic Cable Steering Committee and was a key member of the committee that developed the SMPTE 311M standard for a hybrid fiber optic HD camera cable.