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Tim Murray Promoted to CEO of OFS

Photonics.com
Jun 2008
Timothy Murray of Simsbury, Conn., has been named chairman and CEO of OFS Networks, effective June 20. Murray was formerly chief operating officer of the Norcross, Ga.-based company. He succeeds Katsuhiko Murota, who has been nominated to serve on the board of Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. (FEC) and who wil be president of its telecommunications company. FEC is the parent company of OFS, a provider of optical fiber, optical fiber cable, fiber-to-the-x, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products. Murray has spent the past seven years with OFS and its predecessor, Lucent Technologies. He was previously president of operations and engineering, North American operations, in the telecommunications business of OFS and headed its specialty photonics business. Before joining Lucent in 2000, Murray held management, marketing, sales, business development and R&D management positions at ATMI, AMP, ICI PLC and E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. He has a BS in chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a PhD in organometallic chemistry from Princeton University. OFS also has facilities in Avon, Conn.; Carrollton, Ga.; Somerset, N.J.; and Sturbridge, Mass., and in Denmark, Germany and Russia.


GLOSSARY
optical fiber
A thin filament of drawn or extruded glass or plastic having a central core and a cladding of lower index material to promote total internal reflection (TIR). It may be used singly to transmit pulsed optical signals (communications fiber) or in bundles to transmit light or images.  
photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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