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FOSA Elects 2022 Officers & Board Members

January 6, 2022

Fiber Optic Sensing Association
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Fiber Optic Sensing Association Elects 2022 Officers & Board Members

WASHINGTON, DC – January 6, 2022 – The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA), the nation’s premier trade association dedicated to fiber optic sensing, announced the election of four board members, as well as its officer slate for 2022, at the organization’s Annual Meeting in December. Officers elected were:

• Dave Cunningham, Network Integrity Systems (Chairman)
• Paul Dickinson, Dura-Line (Vice-Chairman)
• Paul Baird, Prysmian (Secretary)
• Steven Koles, Hifi (Treasurer)

Four directors were chosen for two-year terms.
• Paul Baird, Product Manager, Prysmian Group
• Paul Dickinson, Director of Technology Partnerships, Dura-Line
• Mike Hines, Marketing & Business Development, Industrial Sensing OFS
• Steven Koles, CEO, Hifi

Five Directors remain through 2022, completing the second of their two-year terms: Mark Bradley, Director, Industrial Optical Networks, Corning; Dave Cunningham, Vice President of Marketing, Network Integrity Systems; Gareth Lees, Chief Technology Officer, AP Sensing; Kent Wardley, VP Sales Americas, Fotech Solutions; and J.J. Williams, Regional Director - Americas, OptaSense. 

“The Fiber Optic Sensing Association and its members are committed to protecting our nation’s infrastructure with advanced, innovative technologies.” said outgoing FOSA Chairman Kent Wardley of Fotech Solutions. “Our DFOS systems convert fiber optic cable into a dense array of distributed sensors. As a result, specific events can be detected at precise locations over very long distances, generating real-time alerts.”

Incoming chairman Dave Cunningham of Network Integrity Systems added: "We look forward to continuing to expand the FOSA organization as well as the optical sensing market in the coming year, as DFOS continues to grow in both capability and adoption.”

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