Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Appoints Paul Lithgow as President of Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation
MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced today that Paul Lithgow has been appointed President of Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation ("CMDC"). Mr. Lithgow will also continue to serve as President of Comtech AeroAstro Inc. ("AeroAstro"). Mr. Lithgow has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace and telecommunications industries with leadership roles, prior to joining Comtech, at Radyne, General Dynamics and Spectrum Astro,
as well as a distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force.
Comtech also announced that Daniel Wood, who previously served as President of CMDC since 2005, has departed from Comtech.
In announcing these changes, Fred Kornberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., said, "As President of both CMDC and AeroAstro, Paul is the perfect candidate to further reposition our mobile data communications segment. I believe that Paul's experience in establishing AeroAstro as a leader in the emerging microsatellites industry will be beneficial as we continue to adjust our mobile data communication segment's business strategy."
Mr. Kornberg added, "I believe that the people and technology at CMDC are second to none and I am confident that Paul and the team will position our mobile data communications segment for future growth and continued profitability."
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company believes many of its solutions play a vital role in providing or enhancing communication capabilities when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable, inefficient or too expensive. The Company conducts business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, RF microwave amplifiers and mobile data communications. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. The Company believes it is a market leader in the market segments that it serves.
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.
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