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Tukwila, WA – Cameron Karch, fiber optic senior instructor with Light Brigade, is the recipient of ETA’s Norris R. Browne Memorial Technician of the Year Award. The annual award is presented to an individual for outstanding service to electronic technicians as a certification administrator, board of director’s office, state representative or subject matter expert on the ETA advisory board for the past year.

Karch has been a part of the communications industry since 1983, specializing in voice and data protocols. His experience includes project management, quality control, splicing, testing, emergency restoration, and fiber characterization for broadband, telco, end users and the government. Karch holds a variety of certifications from the White House and the Optical Society of America (OSA). Since 1987, he has held a variety of training and education roles at the Light Brigade.
“We appreciate Cameron being recognized by the ETA.  Throughout his career, Cameron’s field experience and continuing technical development has continually demonstrated his expertise in fiber optics to his students and co-workers,” said Larry Johnson, Founder and Director of Light Brigade.
ETA International has issued over 150,000 professional certifications with all certifications accredited through the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC). The Technician of the Year award is named after Norris R. Browne, president of the National Electronic Association (NEA) and a service business owner. Browne was instrumental in founding ISCET, the predecessor to ETA. His goal was to promote electronics technicians to the best of his ability.
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Founded in 1987, The Light Brigade has instructed over 50,000 attendees worldwide 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 that provide focus on specific fiber related topics. For more information, visit