Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Appoints Dr. Yacov A. Shamash to Its Board of Directors
October 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
October 17, 2016--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL), a
leading provider of products, systems and services for advanced
communications solutions, today announced that the Board of Directors
has appointed Dr. Yacov A. Shamash as a Director.
"I welcome Yacov Shamash to the Board of Directors and look forward to
the contributions he will make to the Company," said Fred Kornberg,
Chairman of the Board of Directors and President and Chief Executive
Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. "Yacov's extensive
experience, particularly in the wireless and information technology
arena, will allow him to bring valuable new perspectives to our Board."
Dr. Yacov A. Shamash serves as Vice President of Economic Development at
Stony Brook University where he was the founder of the New York State
Center for Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology. He
previously served as the Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Dr.
Shamash was also the Dean of the Harriman School for Management and
Policy and the founder of the New York State Center for Excellence in
Wireless and Information Technology at the University. Prior to joining
Stony Brook University, Dr. Shamash developed and directed the National
Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for
the Design of Analog/Digital Integrated Circuits and also served as
Chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at
Washington State University. He also serves on the Board of Directors of
KeyTronic Corp. and Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. Dr. Shamash holds a Ph.D.
degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College of Science and
Technology in London, England.
Mr. Kornberg added, "I look forward to tapping into his wealth of
experience and expertise as we seek to continue Comtech's long-standing
history of creating value for all stockholders."
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets
innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications
solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the
global commercial and government communications markets.
Certain information in this press release contains statements that are
forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and
uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such
forward-looking information. The Company's Securities and Exchange
Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any
forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its
entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and
Exchange Commission filings.