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August 28, 2019

Meet Ly Tran, the Precision OT Product Manager Behind Fiber Jumpers

Precision OT officially launched its fiber jumpers offering in February. One of the core team members who helped to bring the new product suite to market is Ly Tran. As the Product Manager at Precision OT heading up the fiber jumpers department, Ly helps with market research, product testing, product-related training and more. Keep reading to learn a bit about Ly, her role at the company and why companies in the market for fiber jumpers should consider Precision OT. 

How long have you been working for Precision OT? What initially drew you to work there? 

I’ve been working at Precision OT for over 3 years and always enjoy telling people how I started working here. During my second to last semester at the College at Brockport, I took an International Business class.

During this class, I had the opportunity to work on a comprehensive group project to design an international market entry strategy for Precision OT in a country of our choice. At the beginning of the semester, the company CEO, Todd Davis, and a few other staff members came to our class to provide us with some background information about Precision OT as well as their international expansion goals. At the end of the semester, my group presented our strategy in front of the professor and the Precision OT staff. 

I will never forget the moment when the class ended – Todd Davis came up to me, shook my hand, and told me I did a good job. At that moment I knew – I wanted to work for Precision OT, a company that values its employees. Right before I graduated, I emailed Todd my resume and asked if he had any career opportunities at Precision OT. Soon thereafter, I was called in for an interview and the rest is history! 

Briefly describe your role and how you fit into Precision OT’s overall product development and marketing process. 

As part of the company’s goal to expand our product offering and simplify purchasing processes for optical networking equipment, I began working on finding more products that bring value to our customers. One of the products that I’ve been working on are fiber jumpers, otherwise known as fiber optic cable interconnects. My role involves researching industry technical specs and common offerings, creating quality control procedures to test our products, working with vendors to improve product performance, training our team on product-related knowledge, and working with the marketing team to develop informational materials to share with customers. 

What makes Precision OT’s fiber jumpers so necessary and attractive to your target markets? What inspired Precision to begin offering them? 

Fiber jumpers work hand-in-hand with transceivers to connect and enable fiber optic networks. When our customers purchase transceivers, they also often need to purchase fiber jumpers to connect between transceivers or from transceivers to other equipment. We set high quality standards and work hard to ensure our customers receive top tier products and personalized technical support offerings. Our customers are confident in our expertise to help them to choose the best type of fiber jumpers to pair with the transceivers they purchase. 

Before you joined the Precision OT team, what are some of your other accomplishments you are most proud of?

Before joining the Precision OT team, I was an international student at The College at Brockport and majored in Marketing. I am proud of the fact that I was able to graduate college summa cum laude since English is my second language. Being in a country different from my own and living so far away from my family, I am glad that I was able to focus and work hard to do my very best during those college years.

What is one random fun fact about you?

From 7th grade to 11th grade, I went to five different schools due to various circumstances. I attended 7th grade in Vietnam and then decided to study abroad. I spent 8th grade in Pennsylvania with my oldest sister, which was the first time I had ever lived away from my home country. In 9th grade, my oldest sister moved to New Jersey and I changed schools to be with her. Then came 10th grade, when my oldest sister sent me to live with my second oldest sister in Massachusetts. When the time came to start 11th grade, my mother asked me to come back to Vietnam. I finished high school in Ho Chi Minh City. It was quite a journey! After high school graduation, I came back to the United States to get my college degree and currently reside in Rochester, New York.

To see our last Q&A with Precision OT’s Chief Corporate Development Officer, David Halladay, click here. Check out our Careers page if you’re interested in joining the Precision OT team.