Year Inducted / Awarded: 2005
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Ferdinand Engel is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Concord Communications, Inc., a $100 million revenue global provider of software solutions with more than 600 employees. Mr. Engel came to Concord in 1989 and grew it to its present size, bringing it public in 1997. Previously, Mr. Engel was Vice President and principal of TCI/Bell Atlantic at the time the company was bought by Bell Atlantic. He earlier spent seven years at Digital Equipment Corporation, where he helped pioneer network technology, working on the ARPAnet and developing the first implementations of TCP/IP, the first laser printer server, and the underlying network architecture for the DEC Cluster. Mr. Engel has received six patents and has served on several boards of high technology companies.