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Neil Wilkin - Optical Cable Corporation
Neil Wilkin-Optical Cable “Optical Cable Corporation (OCC) has located our corporate headquarters and the largest of our 3 manufacturing facilities in Roanoke County, Virginia. Roanoke County is a great place to live, work and raise a family with cultural, leisure and recreational amenities our employees appreciate—allowing us to attracted needed talent. Further, Roanoke County and the Commonwealth of Virginia have created an incredibly supportive environment for business and entrepreneurship. Add the County’s proximity to a number of higher educational institutions, including Virginia Tech, and you have the perfect location for business.”

Neil Wilkin, President and CEO

Company overview:

Optical Cable Corporation (OCC®) is a leading manufacturer of a broad range of fiber optic and copper data communications cabling and connectivity solutions primarily for the enterprise market. OCC’s product offerings include designs for uses ranging from commercial, enterprise network, datacenter, residential and campus installations to customized products for specialty applications and harsh environments, including military, industrial, mining and broadcast applications. OCC products include fiber optic and copper cabling, fiber optic and copper connectors, specialty fiber optic and copper connectors, fiber optic and copper patch cords, pre-terminated fiber optic and copper cable assemblies, racks, cabinets, datacom enclosures, patch panels, face plates, multi-media boxes and other cable and connectivity management accessories, and are designed to meet the most demanding needs of end-users, delivering a high degree of reliability and outstanding performance characteristics.

OCC is internationally recognized for pioneering the design and production of fiber optic cables for the most demanding military field applications, and creating a broad product offering built on the evolution of these fundamental technologies. OCC also is internationally recognized for its role in establishing copper connectivity data communications standards, through its innovative and patented technologies. Further information about OCC is available on the Internet at