New Bedford, MA, USA, October 10, 2019– Fiber Optic Center, Inc., (FOC), an international leading distributor specializing in helping their customers make the best cable assemblies in the world, announces Ben Waite as presenter at the 5th CRU World Optical Fiber & Cable Conference.

The CRU World Optical Fiber & Cable 2019 Conference will be held November 18-20 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  A major annual gathering for global leaders from the telecommunications and optical fiber communities, this event includes strategic discussions on key market developments facing the industry.

Ben Waite, President & CEO of Fiber Optic Center, Inc. will be presenting, Industry overview from a systems perspective: automation in the connector assembly process.

Ben Waite began his career at FOC over two decades ago and brings his extensive experience in technical field work, business strategy and engineering management to his position.  In addition to his responsibilities at FOC, Ben has been an active member of the New England Fiberoptic Council for many years, including NEFC board positions as Secretary, Treasurer, and President and is currently a board member of the International Cable & Connectivity Symposium (IWCS).  

CRU, along with host sponsor Corning Incorporated, are bringing the conference to the US for the first time in its five-year history.   The CRU World Optical Fiber & Cable Conference attracts leading telecom network executives, fiber optic producers, solution providers, and industry innovators from around the world. Themes will include the role of the US in building a fiber-enabled society; the evolution of 5G and smart city fiber requirements; innovations in fiber and cable technologies; and expert views on developments in key advanced, and emerging, telecom markets around the world.

Along with C-level discussions, and networking opportunities with hard-to-reach senior decision-makers, the event is accompanied by a large exhibition, showcasing global experts leading the way in next-generation technologies and solutions for the industry.

FOC is offering 20% off event registrations to their customers with the code ‘FOC20’ for this overall exciting, engaging event.

About Fiber Optic Center, Inc.

Fiber Optic Center, Inc., (FOC), is an international leader in distributing fiber optic components, equipment and supplies and has been helping customers make the best cable assemblies in the world for over two decades.  Several areas of specialization and expertise, in which they are the industry leader, make 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.  Striving to “make the business part easy,” they offer outstanding and personal customer service, low or no minimum purchase order values, and from-stock delivery on industry-leading products and technology.  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. @FiberOpticCntr

For further information contact:

Fiber Optic Center, Inc., 23 Centre Street, New Bedford, MA 02740-6322

Toll Free in US: 800-IS-FIBER or 800-473-4237 . Direct 508-992-6464. Email:

For media contact: Kathleen Skelton, Director of Strategic Marketing, C: 617-803-3014 . E:

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