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Expert in Fiber Optic Communications: Technical and Marketing Services

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Georgia (GA)
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Expert has been involved in fiber optics (FO) since 1978. His experience involves a wide range of activities, including fiber design and manufacture, cable design and manufacture, manufacturing equipment design, process development, connector manufacture and use, network design, installation and testing of networks and components, business development and assessment, advertising and marketing.

fiber optics


infrared fiber optics

Expert has been involved in cleaving of optical fibers since 1978. He has developed and tested cleaving products and trained thousands on proper cleaving techniques.

fiber optic cleaving


optical fiber cleaving tool

Expert has been primary designer for more than 31 fiber optic networks. In addition, he has been a review consultant for thousands of network designers. He has provided clients with technical design services and cost analyses of network designs. He has developed a cost model for collapsed fiber backbones (a.k.a., fiber to the desk) for the FO LAN subcommittee of the TIA/EIA. He has designed standards-based and custom application networks for data, video and process control applications.

fiber-optic communication network


optical communication

Expert has designed and developed fibers, cables and cable assemblies. He has performed analyses to determine the cost and performance characteristics which will enable the products or materials to be successful in the fiber optic market. He has evaluated hundreds of products for clients and for use in training programs.

fiber-optic component

In 1980, Expert developed one of the first singlemode fibers made. He has designed and developed more than 200 fiber optic cable products. He has performed analyses to determine price and performance requirements for fiber optic products and products to be used by fiber optic manufacturers. Additionally, he has designed equipment to produce fibers and cables.

fiber-optic component product design


fiber-optic component product development

Expert's wide range and depth of connector experience leads many to consider him a fiber optic connector expert. He has installed, or supervised the installation of, more than 33,000 connectors of multiple styles by various methods. He has trained more than 3,500 personnel in proper installation methods. He has evaluated all the major styles (including the small form factor connectors) and installation methods. His product experience includes: ST-compatible, SC, FC, FDDI, SMA 905, SMA 906, LC, Volition, MT-RJ, OptiJack, biconic and mini BNC, He has trained sales personnel in the installation and selling of fiber optic connector products. He has experience with the following installation methods: epoxy, Hot Melt™, four different quick cure/anaerobic adhesives, epoxyless, polishless, cleave and leave. He has experience with products from AMP, Amphenol, 3M, Siecor, ATT/Lucent, Methode Electronics, Thomas and Betts, Ensign-Bickford, Molex, OFTI, Panduit and others. He has worked with connectors for glass, POF and HCS fibers.

fiber-optic connector

Expert has extensive experience in machine and hand grinding of fiber optic connectors. He has trained thousands of personnel for both field and factory grinding of connectors for both low loss and low reflectance. He has advised clients on equipment and procedures for fiber grinding.

fiber-optic grinding

He has developed polishing procedures for both multimode and singlemode connectors. He was the first in North America to train personnel in field hand polishing of singlemode connectors for reflectances below -50 dB. He developed and refined more than twelve polishing procedures tuned to the connector being installed and the performance goals desired. He has developed three unique polishing techniques for clients' use in their cable assembly factories. He has published four of his procedures in one chapter of "The Complete Guide to Fiber Optic Cable System Installation."

fiber-optic polishing

Expert's experience includes development of components for secure communications systems. He designed and developed the first cables installed in the Strategic Defense Initiative headquarters in 1985. He is familiar with NSA requirements for secure transmission links and for DOD/Department of State requirements for TEMPEST rating.

fiber-optic secure communication system


fiber-optic radio frequency link

Expert made his first fusion splice in 1978. Since that time, he has made more than 3,000 fusion splices on both multimode and singlemode fibers. He has spliced fiber from Corning Cable Systems, Spectran, Alcatel and Plasma. He has evaluated and troubleshot fusion splicing problems. His company, Expert's Firm, currently owns five fusion splicers for training purposes. Expert certifies trainees for advanced skills in splicing.

fusion splicing

Expert has managed two fiber manufacturing facilities which produced graded index multimode fiber. At both facilities, he developed the processes for high bandwidth, low attenuation fiber. This development required understanding of issues of materials, calibration and control of temperature and flow. At both facilities, he managed significant improvements of both fiber performance and manufacturing cost.

graded-index fiber

Expert has managed two optical fiber manufacturing facilities. He oversaw significant improvements in both performance and cost. He managed the design and development of both the facility and the equipment for the manufacture of the fibers. The assignments included: design of more than 200 cable products, design of the processing equipment, design of testing/ qualification equipment, design of the qualification procedures, development of business, marketing and sales plans. He continuously consults with optical fiber cable manufacturers on both technical and marketing issues.

optical fiber


optical fiber cable

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Macon, Georgia;  Roswell, Georgia;  Marietta, Georgia;  and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Often requested
with this expert:

Physical Layer Network Design
Telecommunications Technology, Optics, Signal Processing...
Optical Transport Systems, DWDM, OADM, SONET, SDH, Network...
Optical Network Architecture, Infrastructure and...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1970   M.S.   Materials Science   Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)  
1969   B.S.   Metallurgy and Materials Science   MIT  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1980 to






Expert manages PTI by providing consulting services to clients. A 23-year veteran to the fiber optic (FO) industry, Expert's services include business, technical, marketing, and sales consulting, as well as training and certification of fiber installation and sales personnel. He has managed two fiber manufacturing facilities, two fiber cable manufacturing facilities and built two fiber businesses.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a CPC (Certified Professional Consultant) and a CFOC (Certified Fiber Optic Technician). He is the only U.S. fiber optic communication consultant to be certified as a CPC by the Academy of Professional Consultants and Advisors (APCA).

Professional Appointments

He is Director of the non-profit professional society, the Fiber Optic Association, Inc. (FOA), and also serves as Director of Certification for the FOA. Additionally, Expert is Editorial Advisor for Fiberoptic Product News and Fiber Optic Technical Editor for Global Knowledge Network.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has written more than 80 articles and books. His book, "The Complete Guide to Fiber Optic Cable System Installation" [Delmar Publishing, Inc., 1997] is said by some to be "destined to become the industry reference" for installation, testing and commissioning fiber optic cable systems.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Expert's Firm  
 - Delmar/ITP  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert managed a fiber manufacturing facility during the technology transfer stage for Corning Glass Works.
  • He managed the development of manufacturing capabilities for optical fiber and optical fiber cables for Times Fiber Communications.
  • He managed the start-up of a business division to provide optical fiber cable and cable assemblies. He also developed system design capabilities for this client.
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Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert was deposed as a technical expert in a patent infringement suit for an optical fiber manufacturer. He has also evaluated four damage suits involving optical fiber installation errors and/or problems.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in intota for consulting on construction defect/telecommunications/fiber optics.
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  • Fiber optics damage expert for consulting on underground fiber optics damage in litigation case.
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Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Mexico   Expert trained personnel in Mexico on installation techniques for the manufacturing of optical fiber cable assemblies. He developed the polishing procedures for achieving -50 dB reflectance on singlemode connectors.
Italy   He trained NATO/U.S. naval personnel in the design and installation of fiber optic networks on two trips.

Market Research:
He developed a multimillion dollar profitable business for a client. For another client, Expert identified and implemented a unique selling situation. He has also performed multiple competitive analyses for his clients.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has a long record of developing and presenting fiber optic courses. He has trained more than 5,500 personnel in fiber optic communications technology, having developed more than 20 optical fiber training programs -- covering design and installation as well as certification of optical fiber networks. He has developed training programs for technical sales personnel. He has also been a presenter at the Kessler Marketing Conference on three different occasions.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has knowledge in choosing vendors for the supply of products and equipment for the manufacturer of optical fibers and cables.

Other Skills and Services

Expert designed processing equipment for an optical fiber manufacturer.


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