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New Bedford, MA, USA, May 23, 2016 Fiber Optic Center, Inc., (FOC), an international leader in distributing fiber optic components, equipment and supplies and recognized as one of the most technically savvy fiber optics companies in the world, announces the release of Technical Horsepower Consulting, LLC.’s new website, http://technicalhorsepowerconsulting.com.

In 2015, Wayne Kachmar incorporated his consulting company Technical Horsepower Consulting, LLC. and joined Fiber Optic Center, Inc. as Optical Cable Technical Expert.

The new THC website provides organization of Wayne Kachmar’s extensive knowledge and now service in the areas of Cables, Connectors, Technical Training Programs, and On-Site Facility Reviews.  Sub areas of Specification Editing / Creation, Cable Design, Cable Testing and Qualification Support, Cable Manufacturing and Best Practices, Connector Design, Connector Test and Qualification and Connector Assembly are additionally broken out and explained.

The Fiber Optic Center, Inc. website has direct links to this new website on both the homepage and under the Resources and Services sections. Technical Horsepower Consulting, Inc.’s website includes Wayne Kachmar’s blog, published papers, patents, and links back to the FOC technical articles and glossary.

The FOC Glossary includes Acronyms and Military Specifications for Connectors in addition to the General Terms and Definition section.  The goal is to make it easier to both reference and understand common industry terms and definitions as well as encourage a dialog with the industry.

The Technical Horsepower Consulting, LLC. and Fiber Optic Center, Inc. partnership uniquely positions them to be the “Go-To” resource with decades of global, practical technical and production experience.   THC also has @TechHorsepower tweets incorporated onto the new website and uses the tweet feature to connect with the industry.

About Technical Horsepower Consulting, LLC.

Technical Horsepower Consulting, LLC. (THC) is an international high technology consulting company.  THC was incorporated by Wayne Kachmar and built on his 38+ years of optical cable industry experience.  Wayne Kachmar has participated in many innovations and seen the maturing of the industry. Over the years, Wayne has been involved in many unique projects to provide optical cable in diverse environments such as the underwater ROV that penetrated the Titanic, as well as cable that is in service sensing sub-atomic particles in the Antarctic ice. Wayne developed a number of unique concepts and products using optical fibers as both information carriers and sensors where the cable became the sensor. These have included fiber laser ring gyroscope components and distributed acoustic sensors for terrestrial and underwater applications. As a principal investigator for many government sponsored projects, he has developed methods that push the state of the art in optical cable design and manufacture. Over his career, he has been able to fuse this state of the art knowledge with conventional fiber cable design to significantly cost reduce both materials and processes.  With over 50 granted patents in fiber optic cables, connectors and tools and over 60 patents published or in process, Wayne’s path to TE Connectivity started when he founded and ran Northern Lights Cable, Inc. in 1988.   He sold the company to Prestolite Wire in late 1997 continuing as division CEO until 2000. In 2000, Prestolite Wire was packaged with other holdings of the owner to become GenTek (a publicly held company), which also acquired Krone that year. Wayne’s position transitioned to Director of R&D, managing the RD&E center. In 2004, all Krone divisions were acquired by ADC who itself was acquired by TE in December 2010.  In 2012, Wayne was named a TE Fellow in electro-optic engineering based on the length and depth of his technical knowledge and accomplishments. This is the highest technical title within the TE structure with less than 20 persons worldwide out of 8000 scientists and engineers within TE.  In 2015, Wayne incorporated his consulting company Technical Horsepower Consulting, LLC. and joined Fiber Optic Center, Inc. as their Optical Cable Technical Expert.

About Fiber Optic Center, Inc.

Fiber Optic Center (FOC) is an international high technology sales, marketing, distribution, manufacturing and consulting company.  FOC has several areas of specialization and expertise, in which they are the industry leader, making them the preferred choice for many of the world’s fiber professionals.  In these key technology areas, FOC is “at least as technical as the manufacturer” about the products they sell. FOC also strives to “make the business part easy,” offering outstanding and personal customer service, low or no minimum purchase order values, and from-stock delivery on industry-leading products and technology.  Their main focus is assisting cable assembly houses with supplies, equipment, consulting and technical support in the manufacturing and testing of fiber optic cable assemblies.  FOC is the industry connection to the most innovative optical products, technologies and technical experts who integrate their manufacturing knowledge and vast experience into customers’ worldwide operations.

For further information contact: Fiber Optic Center, Inc., 23 Centre Street, New Bedford, MA 02740-6322

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Kathleen Skelton, Director of Strategic Marketing's experience includes management positions at Lightwave, KMI Research, PennWell Publishing, Beacon Communications, and Security Innovations, Inc. As a strategic marketing director, she utilizes her expertise in business development, online strategy, marketing planning, digital best practices, standard operating procedures development, and database design, management and training. Kathleen has global business and marketing experience. Outside of FOC, Kathleen is passionate about her volunteer work for several organizations and works with youth groups teaching business strategy for various community projects. In her volunteer work, Kathleen is committed to developing tomorrow's leaders through exciting, strategy-focused business education. This mission guides all of her work outside of the corporate office. Kathleen graduated from Curry College with a BA in Communications and Education and minors in English and Psychology. Kathleen resides outside of Boston, MA with her husband and four children. Follow @KATHLEENSKELTON