Fiberguide appoints Jack Kelly as president to drive growth in new and existing markets

May 4, 2009
Optical fiber manufacturer Fiberguide Industries (Stirling, NJ) has appointed Jack Kelly as its new president. One of Kelly's charges is to investigate opportunities for growth in new and existing markets. Based at Fiberguide's headquarters, he will oversee day-to-day operations there and at Fiberguide's fiber optic assembly manufacturing plant in Caldwell, Idaho.

Optical fiber manufacturer Fiberguide Industries (Stirling, NJ) has appointed Jack Kelly as its new president. One of Kelly's charges is to investigate opportunities for growth in new and existing markets. Based at Fiberguide's headquarters, he will oversee day-to-day operations there and at Fiberguide's fiber optic assembly manufacturing plant in Caldwell, Idaho.

Kelly comes to Fiberguide from Emerson Electric, where he was president of the Remote Automation Solutions division. He joined Emerson through the acquisition of FKI Inc., where he was also president. Prior to FKI, Kelly started a fiber optic and fiber assembly test equipment development company, which he built up to generate $20 million in revenue. Kelly holds a MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY).

Fiberguide manufactures a comprehensive line of standard and custom high optical transmission fibers and ultra precision arrays. The company is a part of the global Halma technology group (Amersham, England), a provider of safety, health, and sensor technology, which acquired Fiberguide in September 2008. Fiberguide designs and manufactures complex optical fiber cables and assemblies, predominantly custom designed for OEMs. The company sells into diverse end markets where high-performance light delivery or measurement is required. Approximately half of its revenues come from medical/biomedical, spectroscopic, and analytical instrument applications. Fiberguide joined as part of Halma's photonics business within its Health and Analysis sector.

Other Halma-owned photonics companies include Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL), a specialist in spectroscopy and optical thin films; and Labsphere ( North Sutton, NH), which focuses on the light metrology field. Fiberguide is registered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Contract Manufacturer and Custom Device Manufacturer.

For additional information on products and services, visit Fiberguide's website.

About the Author

Barbara Gefvert | Editor-in-Chief, BioOptics World (2008-2020)

Barbara G. Gefvert has been a science and technology editor and writer since 1987, and served as editor in chief on multiple publications, including Sensors magazine for nearly a decade.

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