Press Release for


The Technical
Committee on Communications Quality & Reliability
is an IEEE Communications
Society international professional organization that is unique in its service to
the quality, reliability and security professionals of the global communications
industry. The IEEE Communications Society President

Vijay Bhargava
and CQR Chair Kelly Krick, honored

Christopher J Mayer
with the 2012 CQR Chairman’s Award
at an awards ceremony during the annual CQR International Workshop in San Diego,
California on May 16, 2012.

Criteria upon which recipients were selected include:

  • sustained
    contributions in the field of Quality, Reliability & Security of
    communications services, networks or systems;
  • a demonstration of the core value
  • integrity consistent with


Christopher J Mayer,

Vice President – Systems Integration and Testing, Verizon, USA


For Leadership in integrating solutions and improving the quality and
reliability of those capabilities before they are brought into the network.

Chris Mayer is Vice President, Systems Integration and Testing, at Verizon.
There, he leads Verizon’s ISO-certified labs in testing new products and
services before their network deployment and for assuring the safety and
reliability compliance of supplier equipment.  SIT performs testing and NEBS
compliance work in support of new product and service introductions for the
Verizon Telecom and Verizon Business networks.  Chris has worked for Verizon and
its predecessors for 32 years.

Prior to this role, Chris held positions in engineering and technology and was previously
Director – Access Systems Testing and Director – VoIP Systems Testing in SIT.
Before joining the Technology organization in 1994 to test video and access
systems, Chris worked in video and transmission engineering at C&P Telephone, a
subsidiary of Bell Atlantic.

Chris holds a masters degree in Technology Management from University of Pennsylvania
and a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins. He lives
with his wife in Morristown, NJ and works at Verizon’s corporate headquarters in
Basking Ridge, NJ.