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BIRNS president and CEO, Eric Birns (Photo: BIRNS)

BIRNS Celebrates 65 Years

US-based lighting and connector systems manufacturer BIRNS celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, having played a role in the advancement of high performance lighting and connector systems for the subsea market for six and a half decades.When BIRNS got its start in 1954, when exploration in the subsea industry was in its relative infancy. In fact, some of the very first unmanned submersibles were introduced in the 1950s. Fast forward to today, and depth ratings for subsea systems have exponentially changed, and connectivity solutions for today's subsea systems are extremely advanced and complex.

Bruce Meredith (Photo: BIRNS)

Meredith Joins BIRNS Sales Team

Marine lighting and connector systems manufacturer BIRNS, Inc. announced that Bruce Meredith has joined its sales team as Technical Sales Manager, responsible for leading the company’s sales team, overseeing its global distributor and dealer networks and managing accounts for advanced deep submergence connectors and cable assemblies and high performance marine and nuclear lighting systems sales.Meredith brings decades of sales and marketing experience to his new role. Prior to his position at BIRNS, he served in a range of sales management leadership roles, including Western Regional Vice

Abel Nemeth (Photo: BIRNS)

Nemeth Joins BIRNS as Manufacturing Engineer

BIRNS, Inc., an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer of high performance lighting and connector systems, announces the appointment of Abel Nemeth as Manufacturing Engineer at the company’s headquarters. In his new role at BIRNS, Nemeth will be responsible for designing efficiency, cost-effectiveness, environmental and safety controls into each process, and will design, develop and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production procedures.Nemeth brings more than 25 years of expertise to the position, having served previously in senior Engineering roles for a range of companies and

BIRNS Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

BIRNS, Inc., designer and manufacturer of lighting and connector systems, announced that its Quality Management System is now certified to ISO 9001:2015 by DNV GL.The company recently underwent an audit of its business and manufacturing processes, and completed the certification to the new standard as of May of this year.The new ISO 9001:2015 standard has a focus on risk-based thinking and accountability in all organizational processes, an emphasis on leadership involvement and demonstrated commitment to understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties, with the result of continual

TE to Showcase New Wet-mate Connector

TE Connectivity (TE) said it will display a selection of products from its underwater portfolio at its SEACON booth at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen, September 5-8, 2017. Among its many connector systems, TE will specifically feature the new HydraElectric wet-mate connector.   TE’s SEACON portfolio includes more than 2,500 underwater electrical and fiber optic connectors for complete submerged connectivity systems. As the oil and gas industry continues to face new challenges with deeper drilling and harsher temperatures and pressures, TE said it continues to develop new technologies with

Alan Whitebook (Photo: BIRNS)

BIRNS Grows Its Sales Team

Manufacturer of ISO 9001:2008, NAVSEA PRO-020-certifed lighting and connector systems BIRNS, Inc. has expanded its sales team with the appointments of Alan Whitebook and Jenny Ong.   As sales Applications Engineer, Whitebook will be responsible for the active sale of the company’s advanced deep submergence connectors and cable assemblies (electrical, coaxial, optical, electro-optical and electro-opto-mechanical) to worldwide users, comprising a combination of new prospects and existing customers. Whitebook brings more than 20 years of sales and design of military, aerospace and commercial


, the newly acquired TE SEACON Group have become a global manufacturer of a wide range of more than 2,500 underwater electrical and fiber optic connectors. Offshore equipment must operate safely and reliably 24/7/365 under harsh conditions. Building on its expertise in designing robust, reliable connector systems to meet the challenging and harsh environments of subsea environments, it works closely with both equipment designers and exploration/production companies to create connectivity solutions to meet the specific demands of an application.  Also, with over 45 years’ experience, TE&rsquo

BIRNS Completes ISO 9001:2008 Recertification Audit

BIRNS, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of lighting and connector systems for deep ocean, marine, military and nuclear power applications, announced that its Quality Management System (QMS) recently had its successful ISO 9001:2008 Recertification audit carried out by certification body and classification society DNV-GL.   ISO 9001:2008 is a globally recognized standard for QMS implementation from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).   During the audit, BIRNS' QMS was thoroughly reviewed across all applicable company departments and all standard elements to ensure

The Successor Submarine replaces the current Astute submarine fleet.

Global Navy Power & Changing Paradigm of Submarine Programs

Bath and D.E.R.A. at Portland – now all gone. The first submarine contract with which we were involved was the Vanguard Class SSBN which deployed the 16 Trident D5 missile system and it began trials in 1992. Hydro Bond Engineering and Hydro Cable Systems were involved with outboard cable and connector systems for the onboard degaussing units, following on with similar projects for its sister boats Victorious, Vigilant and Vengeance. The modus operandi for UK submarines during the cold war was to run silent, run deep and to capture signal, noise and signature data from the enemy known as the &ldquo

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BIRNS Celebrates 60th Anniversary at New Orleans Show

Founded in 1954, BIRNS, Inc. designer and manufacturer of high performance lighting and connector systems for deep ocean, marine, military and nuclear power applications celebrated the anniversary at the recent Underwater Intervention show in New Orleans. BIRNS informs of a well attended event in its booth at the show to commemorate the anniversary. The event included a slideshow of historical company photos honoring the founding CEO Jack Birns, a former LIFE Magazine photographer, and the company’s achievements to present day in a presentation by current CEO Eric Birns. The festivities

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