Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces Col. Michael Atcheson as President of Command and Control Technologies
March 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM EST
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
March 7, 2017-- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced
today the appointment of Michael Atcheson as President of Comtech's
Command and Control Technologies group. Comtech's Command and Control
Technologies group is part of Comtech's Government Solutions segment
which serves large U.S. and foreign government end-users that require
mission critical technologies and systems.
"We are delighted to welcome Col. Atcheson to the Company," said Fred
Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech
Telecommunications Corp. "In addition to his demonstrated leadership
throughout his military and civilian careers, Col. Atcheson's extensive
experience and education in command and control technologies will serve
our customers and the Company well."
"I am excited to be joining the Comtech team," said Col. Atcheson.
"Comtech has a strong legacy of delivering high-performance and highly
secure solutions to government agencies around the world. I look forward
to working with my colleagues in executing my new responsibilities and
providing the next generation of advanced communication solutions."
Col. Atcheson succeeds Richard Burt, Senior Vice President of Comtech
and President of Comtech Systems, Inc. who was acting President and who
successfully completed the integration of Comtech's legacy Mobile Data
Communications group with the Command and Control Technologies group of
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., which Comtech acquired last year. Mr.
Burt, will continue in his roles as Senior Vice President of Comtech and
President of Comtech Systems, Inc. and focus on a number of large
troposcatter system opportunities that we believe will result in
meaningful order flow in future periods.
Mr. Kornberg added, "I want to thank Mr. Burt for his stewardship for
the past six months. It was a job well done."
Col. Atcheson joins Comtech with more than 25 years of military and
civilian contractor experience. He has served in the active duty U.S.
Marine Corps from 1991 to 2001 and has served in the U.S. Marine Corps
Reserve since, rising to the rank of Colonel. Col. Atcheson also spent
the past 14 years at Northrop Grumman, leading the deployment of complex
high-tech defense systems with increasing levels of responsibility for
U.S. government and international businesses.
Col. Atcheson graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1991 with
a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in business. He has
completed training in nearly a dozen military education programs,
including the Command & Staff Reserve Program and the Marine Corps
Logistics Education Program. He has been awarded numerous military
honors throughout his service.
Mr. Burt has had a distinguished career at Comtech and has been a Senior
Vice President of Comtech since 1998 and has served as President of
Comtech Systems, Inc. since 1989. Prior to that, Mr. Burt served as Vice
President of Comtech Systems, Inc. since its founding in 1984. Mr. Burt
first joined Comtech in 1979.
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
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