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Tukwila, WA – March 5, 2018 – Light Brigade announces that Larry Johnson, director and founder, will retire from his position with Light Brigade. Larry founded The Light Brigade in 1987 and has been involved with the fiber optics industry for over forty years.
“Light Brigade was created from Larry’s early insight into the need for training within the fast growing fiber optic technology sector in the early days of fiber,” said Lee Kellett, general manager for Light Brigade. “His sense for the market need and his deep understanding of the technology, helped build Light Brigade into a leader in the fiber optic training industry.”
After AFL purchased Light Brigade in 2008, Larry continued as the key technologist and developed course materials, produced training videos and worked with many customers on custom training. During his career, he has contributed so much to the industry as a whole. Larry is well respected throughout the fiber optics industry and a valued member of many trade associations and committees. Given his expert knowledge on technology trends, industry conferences often seek him out as a presenter.

Larry’s keen interest in the history of fiber optics led him to create ‘FiberStory’, an organization that tracks and chronicles fiber optic milestones and accomplishments. FiberStory archives hold a number of digital interviews from fiber optic industry luminaries, historic photos and products. Larry’s retirement is effective March 31, 2018.
About Light Brigade 
Founded in 1987, Light Brigade has trained over 55,000 people worldwide in its instructor-led public and custom classes. Training is focused on fiber optic installation, testing and troubleshooting as well as engineering design including specialized applications for FTTx, utilities, industrial, traffic systems, broadcast and many others. The company also produces online courses and staff development videos that provide focus on specific fiber related topics. For more information about Light Brigade, visit www.lightbrigade.com.

Rick Atchison 
Marketing Specialist
Light Brigade 
(206) 575-0404 ext. 200