May 24, 2012 — The Light Brigade, a leading fiber optic training provider, has named Dario De Paolis as vice president and general manager, responsible for strategic development and management of worldwide operations. De Paolis brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to the position. Past experience includes Danaher Corporation where he served as director of worldwide sales of a Fluke Corporation division, business unit manager and director of sales operations for AMPAC where he managed the overall results of a Latin American entity inclusive of three subsidiary operations in Canada, Australia and Brazil.
De Paolis joins The Light Brigade from PartMiner Worldwide Inc., a large independent distributor of integrated circuits and electronic commodities. As vice president of worldwide component sales, De Paolis managed the overall activities of the sales operations. Prior to his time with PartMiner, De Paolis was president and co-founder of a software startup company focused on providing IT Management Software solutions.
De Paolis is a graduate of Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology and is a graduate of the AeA/Stanford Executive Institute.
About The Light Brigade
Since 1987, The Light Brigade has instructed more than 43,000 attendees in its public and custom classes on fiber optic design, maintenance, and testing, including advanced topics such as FTTx, DWDM, and PMD/CD. In addition to creating custom courses tailored to any need or skill level, the company produces educational DVDs and CDs.