BOISE, ID – The Idaho Regional Optical Network, Inc. (IRON) announced today the appointment of Michael Guryan as General Manager for the organization. Previously IRON’s Distance Education Coordinator, Mr. Guryan will take over for IRON’s previous General Manager, Victor Braud. Mr. Guryan has decades of experience managing information technology networks as the former owner of Sun Valley Systems and Director of IT for the State of Idaho, SCP Global Technologies, Renaissance Mark, Akrion Inc and others.
“IRON has contributed to the deployment of broadband statewide,” Mr. Guryan noted. “Access to high-speed bandwidth is essential for education and drives economic development by overcoming geographic barriers. I am looking forward to continuing this important mission. Idaho’s participation in the global community depends on it.”
President and CEO Howard Grimes expressed his appreciation for Mr. Braud’s contributions to IRON. “On behalf of IRON’s Officers and Board of Directors, I would like to thank Victor for his years of service to IRON.” Mr. Braud was instrumental in IRON’s creation and development and served as General Manager from 2009 through 2015.
IRON is a regional research and education (R&E) network, chartered in 2007 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Idaho corporation. IRON provides Idaho’s higher education, research, and healthcare institutions with high speed, low cost connectivity throughout Idaho, and to the national R&E network (Internet2), the public internet and surrounding regional networks.
IRON provides inter-campus connectivity among its Charter and General Associates to facilitate research and data exchange. IRON also provides connectivity between all its Associates and Idaho’s high schools for distance learning and college-level advanced placement courses. IRON is the designated Internet2 UCAN/SEGP entity for Idaho. As such it is responsible for providing Internet2 connectivity to its Charter Associates, General Associates and K-12 institutions.