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Light Brigade™ Instructor Recognized by ETA® International


Cameron KarchTukwila, WA and Spartanburg, SC – Cameron Karch, Sr. Instructor with Light Brigade, an education and training division of AFL, 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.

Cameron 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 and emergency restoration for broadband, telco, end users and the government. Karch holds 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.
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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About The Light Brigade
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

About AFL
AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Corie Culp
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