BIRNS, Inc. celebrated a major milestone at the recent Underwater Intervention show in New Orleans. 2014 marks the company's 60th year in business, and BIRNS held a well attended event in its booth at the show to commemorate the anniversary.
The event included a slideshow of historical company photos honoring the founding CEO Jack Birns, a former LIFE Magazine photographer, and the company's achievements to present day in a presentation by current CEO Eric Birns. The festivities included cocktails and a large 60th birthday cake, as well as drawings for a new touchscreen laptop and a pair of Beats headphones.
"I am humbled and grateful that BIRNS has had the honor of serving the industry for the last six decades," says Eric Birns, President and CEO. "My father started this company as a small business in Hollywood selling photographic equipment to the Navy and other customers, and we have now become an ISO 9001:2008 and NAVSEA PRO-020 certified global leader in high performance connectors and lighting solutions. All of us at BIRNS would like to thank the industry for the honor of serving its needs for the last 60 years, and look forward to our next 60 years together."