Donald C. Loughry

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Throughout his 42-year tenure with the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), and more than 30 years of service to the IEEE, Don C. Loughry has guided the development of digital interface standards and designed the model for standards development worldwide. As a corporate interface engineer in the 1970s, he led the H-P Interface Bus team, whose work became the basis for IEEE Standard 488, "Digital Interface for Programmable Instrumentation." Within a decade of publication, the standard was used in thousands of products in the test instrumentation field. Mr. Loughry also was key to the development of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet LAN standard. This standard is used in over 300 million PCs, resulting in greater business productivity. He also helped launch the IEEE Standards Association, serving as its first president and as IEEE vice president of Standards in 1996.

An IEEE Senior Member, Mr. Loughry's numerous honors include an IEEE Standards Board Medallion, IEEE Standards Board Distinguished Service Award, and the ANSI Lohse Information Technology Medal.