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June 30, 2017

Dear Industry Partner,

Marmon Aerospace and Defense is dedicated to the pursuit of becoming the preferred fiber & copper connectivity solution and service provider to the Aerospace & Defense markets. As part of our commitment to better serving our customers through growth and innovation, I am pleased to announce the addition of Marc Steiner as General Manager of KITCO Fiber Optics effective June 26, 2017. Marc served 20 years with the Navy in a number of key leadership roles, continued to serve the defense market in a number of government positions integrating new technology, and most recently running his own business. Marc has a diverse blend of leadership, DOD, and entrepreneurial skills and experiences that will enable him to lead the company in its next chapter.

Geoff Clark, General Manager of KITCO Fiber Optics, will be retiring at the end of August. Geoff has done an outstanding job as the CEO of KITCO the past 15 years and was integral to establishing KITCO Fiber Optics as the harsh environment fiber optic experts for the defense industry. His efforts during the successful acquisition and transition to a Marmon company have positioned the company to provide increasing value to our customers. We thank Geoff and wish him all the best in retirement. We are excited about the future of KITCO Fiber Optics business and look forward to working with our customers, end-users, and industry partners to deliver exceptional value. Again, please join me in welcoming Marc to the team and congratulating Geoff on his well-deserved retirement.

Timothy B. Grass
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 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.

James Dallas
Training Manager
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.
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