Damien Polansky appointed to TIA Board
By Alyssa Dalton
April 5, 2011
Dow Wire & Cable has announced that Damien Polansky, Global
Telecommunications Platform Leader, has been appointed to the board of
the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). TIA is a trade
association representing the global information and communications
technology industries through standards development, government affairs,
business opportunities, market intelligence, certification and
worldwide environmental regulatory compliance. Board members are
selected from among member companies and are responsible for formulating
“Damien’s participation on the TIA board has two-fold benefit,” said Tim Laughlin, general manager, Dow Wire & Cable. “We’ll be able to share the material science and technology expertise of The Dow Chemical Company in an industry that continues to demand technology and new innovation to meet the fast pace of the telecommunication industry for the transmission and distribution of voice, video, and data. Dow will have the ability to further enhance its Dow Inside brand identity in a marketplace strategic to our growth.”
Polansky has been with Dow since 1997 and joined Dow Wire & Cable in 2009. He was nominated by Fred McDuffee, president of Sumitomo Electric Lightwave and current TIA board member.
“TIA’s member companies represent the entire supply chain of the information and communications technology industry,” said Grant Seiffert, president, TIA. “We were attracted to both Dow’s longevity in the marketplace and its reputation for putting science to work to find solutions benefitting the industry and Damien’s passion for challenging the status quo and delivering innovation.”
Dow Wire & Cable has been active in the telecommunications industry for nearly six decades, supplying a full line of jacketing and insulation materials for hard-wired equipment, wireless communications and RF, coaxial and fiber optic cables.