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Meet Our Business Development Team

80 years of combined experience and knowledge in fiber optic solutions

Chris Pegge

Vice President of Business Development and Engineering

Chris Pegge, a 1985 graduate of Bristol University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, has dedicated nearly 40 years to advancing fiber optic connectivity in harsh environments. He began his career as a design engineer, working on pioneering fiber optic technologies for military and aerospace applications. His early achievements include developing super rugged Expanded Beam based TFOCA assemblies for ground tactical applications and fiber optic towed array systems for submarines.

In the early 1990s, Chris’s innovation led to the creation of the first Navy-qualified fiber optic shipboard cable under the new Mil-PRF-85045 standard. He also played a crucial role in developing the loose structure fiber optic cable for McDonnell Douglas/Boeing’s F-18 platform, the first aerospace low smoke zero halogen multi-fiber IFE cable for the Boeing 777, and the radiation-hardened fiber optic cable for the International Space Station. Today, Chris continues to make significant contributions to the mil-aero fiber optic connectivity market. He was instrumental in integrating the renowned KITCO Fiber Optics company into the Marmon Aerospace and Defense Group. Chris now leads the business development, sales, and product development teams, driving innovation and excellence in the field

Dan Morris

Vice President of Key Accounts
Dan Morris is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in the fiber optics industry. As the Vice President of Key Accounts at KITCO Fiber Optics, Dan has been instrumental in driving growth and forging strategic partnerships that have solidified the company’s position as an industry leader. Dan began his career in telecommunications, where he quickly developed a passion for fiber optics technology. His technical expertise and keen business acumen allowed him to transition from engineering roles to managerial positions within a few years.

Don Stone

Vice President of Technical Sales

Rob Prado

Fiber Optic Systems Specialist

Rob Prado is a distinguished fiber optic systems specialist with an impressive career spanning over 25 years. His extensive experience and deep expertise in supporting the harsh environment markets have made him a pivotal figure in the design, implementation, and support of fiber optic systems.

Rob’s profound knowledge encompasses all facets of fiber optics, including cable manufacturing, testing, installation, and maintenance. He is adept at navigating the latest industry standards and technology, ensuring the highest quality and performance in his work. His vast experience extends to both national and international markets, where he has been instrumental in integrating fiber optic systems into a range of military applications. These include sensing, radar, ground tactical systems, aerostat, missile defense, and security systems.

Looking ahead, Rob remains dedicated to advancing the field of fiber optics. His focus is on developing the next generation of fiber optic systems solutions for the Department of Defense, Aerospace, and other harsh environment markets. Rob Prado’s career is a testament to his unwavering dedication, profound expertise, and visionary approach in the ever-evolving field of fiber optics.

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