News and Events
March 3, 2017
Manchester, NH (March 3, 2017)
– Marmon Aerospace &
Defense LLC, a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company, today announced the acquisition
of KITCO Fiber Optics of Virginia Beach, VA, a highly-respected leader in the
specialty, military, and aerospace fiber optic industries. Terms were not disclosed.
While KITCO will continue to operate as an independent business, its products
complement those of Marmon Aerospace & Defense. Together, the two businesses
will offer defense industry customers unique, focused product and service capabilities
for electrical, electronic, fiber optic, and communication solutions. Their collective
resources will enable continued growth and innovation for both Marmon and KITCO
in service to the U.S. defense industry.
Geoffry A. Clark, President and CEO, KITCO Fiber Optics, commented, “As
a leader in the harsh environment fiber optic industry it is our belief that KITCO
Fiber Optics has found a home that will maximize our value to our customers in
the defense industry. The Marmon Group will afford KITCO Fiber Optics the resources
required for KITCO to meet the emergent needs of our customers and to offer a
growth environment for our employees for many years to come. We are thrilled to
call Marmon our new owners.”
“KITCO is excited to join Marmon Aerospace & Defense,” said Dan
Morris, Vice President, KITCO Fiber Optics. “For over 20 years, KITCO has
strived to exceed our customers’ expectations and to be recognized as the
gold standard in our market. We are very pleased to be able to maintain our identity
while joining an organization that shares our core beliefs and values with a focus
on quality and the customer.”
Marmon Aerospace & Defense President Tim Grass said, “KITCO’s
talented team and strong focus on delivering quality products and services to
its customers make it an outstanding complement to Marmon Aerospace & Defense’s
rapidly expanding connectivity offering.”
About KITCO Fiber Optics Inc.
– KITCO’s leadership position in servicing fiber optic technology includes supporting the needs of the U.S. Navy dating to the earliest transformation to digital fiber optic networks on board modern warships. Jointly with the U.S. Navy, the company has developed installation technology that has enabled a world-class
system of standards and methods for deployment of ruggedized fiber optic communication systems. This model is also being applied to other branches of the military and mission-critical applications such as commercial aerospace.
About Marmon Aerospace & Defense LLC
– Marmon Aerospace & Defense, based in Manchester, NH, is part of Marmon Engineered Wire & Cable, a business sector within Marmon Energy Services Company. Marmon Aerospace & Defense combines unparalleled expertise in military specification
connectivity technology with a reputation for producing innovative solutions that meet or exceed the demands of mission-critical military applications.
About Marmon Energy Services Company
– Marmon Energy Services Company serves the global energy, transportation, and other markets with a wide range of products and services from operations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company is a subsidiary of Marmon Holdings, Inc., a global, diversified industrial organization of independent manufacturing and service businesses.
Marmon’s revenues totaled about $8 billion in 2015. For more information, visit www.marmon.com
. Marmon is part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., one of the world’s largest, most successful,
and best respected companies.
Marmon Aerospace & Defense Contact:
Tim Grass, President,
May 2, 2016
Congratulations to Andé Asencio, Isiah Kenon III and Talip Campbell
from Lockheed Martin for being the first personnel to successfully
complete all eight (8) training modules in the NAVSEA Navy Shipboard
Fiber Optic Training Certification Program and achieving Fiber Optic
Installer Certification, Fiber Optic Supervisor, and Fiber Optic
Quality Assurance (QA) Inspector Certification. This NAVSEA Certification
is specified and described in NAVSEA Standard Item 009-123 (FY 17),
NAVSEA Technical Specification 9090-310G - Alterations to Ships
Accomplished by Alteration Installation Teams (February 2015) and
MIL-STD-1678-1 - Fiber Optic Cabling System Requirements and Measurements.
These personnel are now certified to perform Navy shipboard fiber
optic installations in any form.
KITCO Fiber Optics
About KITCO Fiber Optics
KITCO Fiber Optics is a leading provider of fiber optic connectorization products
and consulting services to the military and commercial communications industry.
We specialize in the design and fabrication of fiber optic tools, tool kits and
custom cable assemblies; producing private label kits for a number of major connector
manufacturers and selling our own broad line of products; field services providing
on-site termination, splicing, troubleshooting and testing support, and hands-on
training and certification programs.