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Alan Whitebook (Photo: BIRNS)

BIRNS Grows Its Sales Team

to his new role. Prior to joining the team at BIRNS, he served in a range of sales leadership roles, including sales applications engineer for Diamond USA, Inc., a manufacturer of precision optical connectors and components, and technical sales manager for Coastal Connections, a manufacturer of custom fiber optical cable assemblies and applications engineer (electrical and fiber optic) at Packard-Hughes Interconnect (now Delphi Connection Systems). Whitebook holds a Master’s degree in business administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.    Ong will offer

Bill Mildon, president Photo  Hydro Group Systems

Mildon Appointed President, Hydro Group

in undersea product development from complex sonars to sensors and undersea cable and connectors, Mildon has held a number of senior positions, most recently as technical director at Nest Technical Services. He has led teams in submarine penetration designs, under water connectors and numerous fiber optic inter-connect products.   In his new role Mildon will be focused on shaping and delivering Hydro Group Systems to carry the same vision of Hydro Group Plc, based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Along with developing this vision in the U.S. naval, oil and gas and renewable sectors, he is also to

Aqua Comms Taps Bayliff as CEO

Aqua Comms DAC, the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fiber-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, has appointed Nigel Bayliff as its new Chief Executive Officer.    A global telecom industry veteran of 25-plus years’ experience, Bayliff joined Aqua Comms in October, 2016, replacing the company’s interim CEO, Greg Varisco, who remains a senior executive of Aqua Comms.   Prior to joining Aqua Comms, Bayliff was advisor and consultant to cable development, private equity and government clients in the industry, and Vice-Chairman of the

Markus Huber (Photo: R&M)

R&M Names Huber as N. America Manager

. Within R&M, Markus founded and managed R&M Far East with its subsidiaries in APAC and most recently led the Global Customer Project Management Group at Headquarters in Switzerland.    The integration of recently acquired REALM Communications Group. Inc., a North American fiber optic specialist based in Milpitas, California, is well progressing and will from now on operate under the name R&M USA Inc. Founded in 1987, REALM is a leader in developing and supplying advanced fiber management products for DC, wireless antenna systems, enterprise networks and the Silicon Valley&rsquo

Dr. Terry Sheldrake will take over Tekmar's as nonexecutive technical director. (Photo courtesy of Tekmar)

Tekmar’s Senior Management Gets a Boost

leader at GE Wellstream. In his previous role at GE Wellstream, Dr. Sheldrake helped lead the global engineering and technology teams in a technology environment which not only addressed the core technology of flexible flowlines and risers but also encompassed such diverse technologies as fiber optic monitoring, composite materials and nano-technologies. Prior to this, Dr. Sheldrake, who has a Doctorate as well as a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, was a senior lecturer/research associate in mechanical engineering at the University of Sunderland. Sullivan joins Tekmar from Wilton Engineering

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