SOUTHAMPTON, England, Feb. 25, 2015 — Brian Herbst has been named global senior vice president of sales for Fibercore, where he will lead a push into new markets. Herbst was formerly director of specialty cables at AFL. He graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering. He also has a master’s degree in business administration from Clemson University, and spent 5 years in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant. In September, Fibercore acquired Fibertronix of Sweden, which produces specialty fibers and coating for harsh environments, particularly in the oil and gas industry. Fibercore said Herbst’s background in the oil and gas field will be valuable as it enters that market. Fibercore develops specialty optical fiber for the aerospace, defense, telecommunications, energy, medical and fiber laser industries.