New Hires

BIRNS, Inc. Announces Steve Bell As Optical/Photonics Engineer

OXNARD, CA – BIRNS, Inc., an ISO 9001:2008-certified global leader in the design and manufacture of unique lines of high performance lights, connectors, penetrators and custom cable assemblies, has appointed Steve Bell as its new Optical/Photonics Engineer.

In his new position, Bell will be responsible for the design, development and execution of the company’s diverse fiber-optic connector systems.  He will continue to help BIRNS expand and enhance its wide range of popular fiber optic and hybrid connector solutions, including the new BIRNS Millennium™ standard electro-optical hybrid series.

Bell brings more than 20 years of industry experience to his role, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Optical Engineering.  Prior to joining the team at BIRNS, Bell was a Senior Photonics Engineer at Sabeus Federal Systems, LLC, where he designed, built, and tested fiber-optic hydrophones for prototype towed acoustic arrays for the US Navy.  Bell’s successful career has also included a position at Optiphase as a Senior Engineer, where he was responsible for the optical design of fiber-optic interferometer systems and as an engineer for CalTech on the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) project.

“We’re thrilled to have a specialist with Mr. Bell’s extensive industry expertise to help BIRNS continue to  lead the way in connector technology,’’ says Eric Birns, company President and CEO.  “He will be a welcome asset to our talented engineering team, and we look forward to the new levels of excellence his expertise will help our company achieve in this exciting and highly competitive field.’’

About BIRNS, Inc.
Founded in 1954, BIRNS, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified global leader in the design and manufacturing of high performance lighting and connector systems for deep ocean, marine, military and nuclear power applications.  For more information, contact BIRNS Inc., 1720 Fiske Place, Oxnard, CA, 93033 ∙ Phone: 805-487-5393 ∙ US Toll Free 1-888-BIRNS-88 ∙ Fax: 805-487-0427 ∙ www.birns.com. http://www.facebook.com/BIRNSInc.