Ron Bonica is a Distinguished Engineer in Juniper Networks' Routing Protocols Group. He has authored or co-authored nineteen IETF RFC documents and is a frequent speaker at industry events. He served three, two year terms as co-director of the IETF Operations and Management Area and has chaired many IETF working groups. Prior to joining Juniper Networks, Ron served as Senior Manager of Engineering for a major Internet Service Provider. During that time, his group designed and operated a Layer 3 Virtual Private Network dedicated to US Federal Government customers.