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2009 Network Professional Association Awards for Professionalism
Honor Excellence in Networking Industry

Cisco Press Supports Annual Awards

Indianapolis, IN—June 1, 2009—Cisco Press, in support of the Network Professional Association® (NPA), and in conjunction with Interop and Culminis, announced the winners of the 2009 Awards for Professionalism program, which annually distinguishes individuals for their outstanding achievements within the network computing industry. The five honorees were recently recognized at Interop Las Vegas 2009. Each winner received a specially designed personalized trophy, a one-year membership in the NPA, and a Cisco Press prize pack with multiple books of their choice.

The industry’s only international Awards for Professionalism honors individuals for their outstanding achievements in network computing and for meeting the values of professionalism. For more information visit

Best Networking Professional Career Achievement Award
Steven Potter
- Systems Software Engineer, Nova Scotia, Canada

Outstanding Mentor Award
Regner Sabillon
- CIO for ICARUS IT Solutions Inc, Alberta, Canada

Professional Excellence and Innovation Award: Corporate Fortune X
Kamal Vyas
- Network Architect, NetApp, CA

Professional Excellence and Innovation Award: Government
Richard Bow
- Manager, Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Organization IT Directorate Operations Group, Washington, DC

Top of the Mark - Volunteer Award
Selvaraj Kaliyan
- Technical Consultant, Dell India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India

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