Eric Barish, Senior Vice President, Fiber Manufacturing and Cost Reduction

Eric Barish

Eric Barish is Senior Vice President, Fiber Manufacturing and Cost Reduction for OFS responsible for all global fiber manufacturing operations for the company.


Most recently serving OFS as Vice President of Global Single-Mode Fiber Operations, Dr. Barish set the direction of the company’s fiber operations spanning three continents. Dr. Barish is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on the vapor-phase axial deposition (VAD) process of mass single-mode fiber glass production. Prior to holding this role, he was General Manager of OFS’ flagship fiber production in Norcross, Georgia, and Director of Engineering for optical fiber.


Dr. Barish joined OFS in 2002. Prior to joining OFS, he held various leadership roles in operations and engineering for Litespec (a Lucent Technologies and Sumitomo Electric joint venture) with expertise in developing the VAD core process, synthetic overclad and pure silica core fiber.


Dr. Barish was a Research Fellow at the University of North Carolina’s Micro Electronic Research Center with a focus on “Reactive Ion Beam Etching Mechanism, Surface Chemistry of Silica and Gallium Arsenide semiconductor materials” (1983-1985) and holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Virginia (1983). He has supported the communities that he has lived in for the past 25 years in various leadership positions for the Boy Scouts of America.


Dr. Barish is based out of the OFS headquarters in Norcross, Georgia.

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