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Fiber Optic Sensing Association Elects 2023 Officers and Board Members

January 3, 2023

Fiber Optic Sensing Association Elects 2023 Officers & Board Members

WASHINGTON, DC – January 3, 2023 – The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA), the nation’s premier trade association dedicated to fiber optic sensing, announced the election of five board members, as well as its officer slate for 2023, at the organization’s Annual Meeting in December.

Officers elected were:
• Paul Dickinson, Dura-Line (Chairman)
• Paul Baird, Prysmian (Vice Chairman)
• Gayla Arrindell, Corning (Secretary)
• Steven Koles, Hifi (Treasurer)

Five directors were chosen for two-year terms:
• Gayla Arrindell, Director, Market Development, In-Building Networks, Corning Optical Communications LLC
• Dave Cunningham, Vice President of Marketing, Network Integrity Systems
• Douglas Gibson, Founder, BP – FOTECH
• Wieland Hill, Senior Technical Architect, AP Sensing
• J.J. Williams, Global Commercial Director, Luna

Four Directors remain through 2023, completing the second of their two-year terms: Paul Dickinson, Director of Technology Partnerships at Dura-Line; Paul Baird, Product Manager at Prysmian Group; Steven Koles, President & CEO, Hifi Engineering; and Mike Hines, Market Manager for Industrial Sensing, OFS.

“The Fiber Optic Sensing Association and its members are committed to protecting our nation’s infrastructure with advanced, innovative technologies.” said outgoing FOSA Chairman Dave Cunningham of Network Integrity Systems. “Our technologies 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 Paul Dickinson of Dura-Line added: “We look forward to continuing to expand the FOSA organization as well as the optical sensing market in the coming year, as our technology solutions continue to grow in both capability and adoption.”

About the FIBER OPTIC SENSING ASSOCIATION (FOSA): FOSA is a non-profit organization created in Washington DC in 2017 with the mission of educating industry, government, and the public on the benefits of fiber optic sensing. Through webinars, videos, white papers, public presentations, and public policy advocacy, the organization provides information on the use of fiber optic sensing to secure critical facilities, enhance public safety and protect the environment.

FOSA Premier Member Companies include AP Sensing, Corning, CRALEY Group, Ditch Witch, Dura-Line, FEBUS Optics, Fotech Solutions, Graz University of Technology, Hifi, Luna, NEC, Network Integrity Systems, OFS, OZ Optics, Prysmian Group, Sensonic, Senstar, Smartpipe Technologies, the University of California – Berkeley, and VIAVI Solutions. For further information, please visit the FOSA website