Steve Clarke joins ComNet

Clarke named managing director for ComNet Europe


Danbury, CT. January 15, 2009, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, doing business as ComNet, parent company of ComNet Europe Ltd., and a leading manufacturer of fiber optic transmission and networking equipment, has hired Steve Clarke to be the company’s Managing Director for its efforts throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Steve Clarke will be responsible for ComNet’s entry into the region to meet the growing demand and drive the sales effort for the ComNet fiber optic and Ethernet product lines. Steve will report to George Lichtblau, ComNet Chairman and CEO. ComNet has recently announced the opening of a central office in the United Kingdom to cover the expanding European, Middle East, Africa and Asian markets. The ComNet Europe office will house the administration, sales, technical support and product distribution for that area. Steve Clarke came to ComNet from his position as General Manager of the Fiber Communication Division for all of GE Security in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In that role, Steve was responsible for the sales and marketing of the former Fiber Options and IFS lines before both lines were consolidated under GE Security.

"Steve is well known and respected within the security industry and his track record made him the perfect choice to lead ComNet as we move into this new territory," stated George Lichtblau, ComNet Chairman and CEO.

"Steve has a wealth of knowledge gained from his years of interaction with customers and has helped thousands in the selection of the correct products for their application. He was such a valuable asset to the customers of his region while at GE Security; we knew having someone with his abilities would be a huge asset to a new company like ComNet." Continued Lichtblau.

"I’m very happy and excited to be given this opportunity. I’ve spoken to hundreds of customers over the years and it’s been a pleasure helping them. It’s great to be part of a company like ComNet and to grow a company from the beginning is a challenge that is exciting to be facing," said Steve on his new role.

ComNet has recently announced an extensive line of fiber optic video and data transmission equipment as well as a line of Ethernet Network equipment that is uniquely toughened to meet the needs of the Security and Intelligent Transportation System markets.

Steve Clarke has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. Steve will be based out of the ComNet Europe Office in Leeds. He can be contacted in that office at +44 (0)113 307 6400 or via e-mail at sclarke@comnet.net.