MAX Welcomes New Director Don Wolfe

COLLEGE PARK, MD (November 5, 2015) – Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) announces the addition of Don Wolfe to the leadership team as Director of MAX Operations and Customer Engagement. In his new role, Wolfe will oversee the daily operations and maintenance of MAX’s high-performance 100-Gbps cyberinfrastructure platform, which spans the Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Baltimore metropolitan areas. Wolfe will also work closely with MAX participants to assess and fulfill their advanced cyberinfrastructure needs.

Wolfe has over 25 years of operational experience in networking and telecommunications under the University of Maryland’s Division of Information Technology, and he previously served as the Associate Director of Network Refresh and Special Projects. Wolfe played a critical role in implementing the five-year, multimillion-dollar Network Refresh project, one of the largest technology infrastructure upgrades in higher education. Specifically, Wolfe managed the enhancement of networking equipment in over 240 campus buildings, the implementation of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and the expansion of the campus wireless networks, including over 1,200 acres of outdoor wireless.

“Don Wolfe’s cyberinfrastructure expertise and his understanding of the region’s fiber footprint will be a valuable asset to MAX participants,” said Tripti Sinha, Executive Director of MAX. “With the addition of Don to the leadership team, MAX is well-positioned for continued growth and even stronger relationships in the research and education community.”

About Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX)
Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) is a multi-state regional network led by the University of Maryland. MAX operates an all-optical, Layer 1 core network that is the foundation for a high-performance infrastructure providing state-of-the-art 100-Gbps network technology and services. MAX participants include universities, federal research labs, and other research-focused organizations in the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan areas. MAX serves as a connector and traffic aggregator to the Internet2 national backbone and peers with other major networks. Its mission is to provide cutting-edge network connectivity for its participants, tailored and generic data-transport solutions, and advanced services to accommodate and optimize large data flows and to facilitate network and application research. For more information about MAX and MAX services, please visit

Media Contact: Karen Marcher, Coordinator, Advanced Cyberinfrastructure and Internet Global Services (ACIGS), Division of Information Technology, University of Maryland, 301.405.4428,


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