KITCO Fiber Optics Joins Marmon Aerospace & Defense LLC

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.

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. Marmon will afford KITCO 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.”

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.”

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