Flash Technology building in Franklin Tennessee USA
“Serve the customer and speak the truth. It may not give you a sale every time, but it will give you a steady stream of customers.”

– Stig W. Jorgensen, co-founder of Flash Technology

Flash Technology's History

1931

Harold Edgerton

EG&G logo

MIT professor Harold Edgerton (a pioneer of high-speed photography) partnered with his graduate student Kenneth Germeshausen to found a small technical consulting firm. The two were joined by fellow MIT graduate student Herbert Grier in 1934. Bernard “Barney” O’Keefe became the fourth member of their fledgling technology group.

The group’s high-speed photography was used to image implosion tests during the Manhattan Project. The same skills in precisely timed high-power electrical pulses also formed a key enabling technology for nuclear weapon triggers. After the war, the group continued their association with the burgeoning military nuclear effort and formally incorporated Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier, Inc. in 1947.

1947

Stig W. Jorgensen

Stig W. JorgensenA native of Stockholm, Sweden where he studied mechanical and electrical engineering, Stig W. Jorgensen came to the United States to find work in production engineering. Stig worked for MIT Professor Edgerton, the inventor of flash strobe photography.

1961

Sanders Associates, Inc

Sanders Associates Inc logo

Stig moved to New Hampshire to work for Sanders Associates, Inc. Sanders was a defense contractor from 1951 to 1986, when it was bought by Lockheed Corporation.

(The first home video game console was developed as a side project by Sanders and sold to Magnavox.)

1970

FSW Inc.

Flash Technology Corporation of America's logo in 1970

 

FSW Inc. was founded on July 31, 1970 by Fred Gronberg, Stig Jorgensen and Wayne Kearsley.

Stig met Wayne at Sanders Associates where they both were working, while Fred was employed at EG&G. The company would later be named Flash Technology Corporation of America, as they focused on using the strobe technology learned from Dr. Edgerton.

1990

Modern Technical Service, Inc.

Flash Technology logo in 1990

William Sommers purchased Flash Technology.  The company also owned Modern Technical Service, Inc. (MTS), a tower service company.

2000

American Tower

Flash Technology 2000 logo

Flash Technology was sold to American Tower, a Boston, MA-based wireless infrastructure provider.

2003

SPX Dielectric Communications

Flash Technology 2003 logo

 

Flash Technology was sold to SPX and became a part of its Dielectric Communications subsidiary.

2019

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