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Board Election

The Fiber Optic Sensing Association held elections for four Directors to its Board, each to serve a two-year term beginning in January 2018.  Members of the Board set the overall direction for our organization and make critical strategic decisions regarding our finances, activities and programs. The annual election for Directors is held during the 4th quarter at the Association’s Annual Members Meeting. 

The Association’s Board members are elected for two-year terms. Terms are staggered such that each year there are openings. No more than one person from any Member company may serve on the Board at any time. A complete description of what is expected from the Association’s Board of Director members can be found at Board of Directors' Responsibilities and should be reviewed prior to any nomination.

Click here to see the candidates for the 2018 Board.

2018 Board Election Results

The FOSA Annual Member Meeting took place in Tampa, Florida, December 4-6, 2017. During the meeting 2018 board elections were held. 

Please note 2018 FOSA BOD changes:
Paul Baird, Product Manager Industrial Optical Cables, Prysmian, replaced Greg Williams
Dr. Etienne Rochat, CTO, Omnisens, replaced Geoffroy Lacoin
Lisa Youngers, Fiber Broadband Association, replaced Heather Burnett Gold

The following individuals were elected in Tampa, Florida, with all terms commencing January 1, 2018:

Newly elected to a 2-year term:
Greg Williams, Business Unit Director - Specialty Markets, Prysmian

Re-elected to 2-year terms:
Vivek Caroli, Managing Director, Frauscher Sensor Technology USA, Inc
Geoffroy Lacoin, Chief Executive Officer, Omnisens SA
Gordon Youle, Vice President - Test Equipment, OZ Optics Limited

Continuing as Board Members:
Stan Fendley, Corning
Heather Burnett Gold, Fiber Broadband Association
Mike Hines, OFS
Scott Jackson, Fiber Broadband Association
Steve Seabolt, Ditch Witch
Kent Wardley, Fotech Solutions 
John Williams, OptaSense

2018 Management Committee

Mike Hines, Chairman
John Williams, Vice Chair
Greg Williams, Secretary, replaced by Paul Baird September 2018
Gordon Youle, Treasurer

Committee Chairs

Economic Justification Committee: Greg McElyea, AP Sensing

Market Development Committee: Laura Falcon, Frauscher Sensor Technology USA

Public Policy Committee: Stan Fendley, Corning

Technology Committee: Chris Minto, OptaSense

2018 Board Election Results:

The annual members’ meeting took place in Tampa, Florida on December 5th, 2017, during which 2018 board elections were held.

The following individuals were elected with all terms commencing January 1st:

Newly elected to 2-year term:
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Re-elected to 2-year terms:
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Continuing as Board Members

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Management Committee

Mike Hines,Chairman
Name, Vice-Chair
Name, Secretary
Name, Treasurer