Martin Seifert was formerly the president of Nufern in East Granby, Connecticut, which was founded in 2000 as a Telco specialty fiber house. Nufern successfully changed to a fiber laser and amplifier supplier for the industrial and military/aerospace markets in 2003, and was sold to Rofin in early 2008. In 2010, Nufern expanded it’s product family by acquiring the fiber optic gyroscope coil winding business of Optelecom-NKF. While Martin has predominantly been a business leader for the last thirty years, he has a technical background and is named on a number of Nufern fiber, chip, and laser patents.
Prior to Nufern Martin was the President and GM of Lucent Specialty Fibers, a position which came as a result of his successful turn around of the foundering SpecTran specialty optical fiber manufacturing company and its subsequent sale to Lucent in 1999.
In 1992 Martin started and managed a successful combined hardware and software business at Rockwell. Before being recruited to turn around SpecTran, he was COO of Schweitzer Engineering Labs. In 1984 Martin managed a drives and control system service organization within Bucyrus-Erie, now a division of Caterpillar.
March 1, 2017