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Ritter Appointed CEO of Fraser Optics

Photonics.com
Jan 2017
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 18, 2017 — Electrical and mechanical solutions provider Fairlead Integrated LLC has appointed Luke Ritter as the CEO of its defense technology company Fraser Optics.

"After a focused and comprehensive search process, I'm pleased to have found the best qualified professional to assume leadership of this world-class defense technology firm," said Jerry Miller, owner and CEO of Fairlead. "Luke is a Navy veteran who has a track record of strong leadership within the defense and homeland security markets. His deep industry knowledge and security technology background makes him uniquely qualified to lead Fraser successfully into the future."

Ritter is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and holds an MBA from Old Dominion University. Prior to joining Fraser, he was executive vice president at Ridge Global, reporting directly to the Honorable Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and former Governor of Pennsylvania. His professional experience includes senior executive assignments at multiple defense contractors serving the national defense and homeland security markets. Ritter will split his time between Fraser's executive offices in Maryland and the manufacturing plant in Pennsylvania.

"It's truly an honor and a privilege to lead this exceptional organization full of dedicated and talented professionals," Ritter said. "We produce innovative, relevant and mission-critical equipment that is being used on the front lines, every day, to protect America. This is an amazing opportunity to build on past successes that any leader would welcome."

Fraser Optics is a defense technology company that designs and produces stabilized optical technology products for the defense, homeland security, law enforcement and commercial markets.

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