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Comtech Telecommunications Corp (CMTL.OQ)

CMTL.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Fred Kornberg

79 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Porcelain

46 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Michael Atcheson

2017 President of Command and Control Technologies Group

John Branscum

2015 President of Comtech EF Data Corp

Michael Galletti

2016 Chief Operating Officer

Edwin Kantor

83 2011 Lead Independent Director

Yacov Shamash

66 2016 Director

Ira Kaplan

79 2002 Independent Director

Robert Paul

74 2007 Independent Director

Lawrence Waldman

69 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Fred Kornberg

Mr. Fred Kornberg serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Mr. Kornberg has been Executive Chairman of Comtech since January 2015. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer and President since 1976, and Executive Vice President of Comtech from 1971 to 1976 and the General Manager of the telecommunications transmission segment.

Michael Porcelain

Mr. Michael D. Porcelain is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Mr. Porcelain has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Comtech since March 2006 and was previously Vice President of Finance and Internal Audit of Comtech from 2002 to March 2006. Prior to joining Comtech, Mr. Porcelain was Director of Corporate Profit and Business Planning for Symbol Technologies, a mobile wireless information solutions company, where he was employed from 1998 to 2002. Previously, he spent five years in public accounting holding various positions, including Manager in the Transaction Advisory Services Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Since 1998, he has owned and operated The Independent Adviser Corporation, a privately held company which holds the rights to use certain intellectual properties and trademarks (including various Internet websites) related to the financial planning and advisory industry. Mr. Porcelain is also an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University located in New York where he currently teaches graduate level accounting courses.

Michael Atcheson

Col. Michael Atcheson serves as President of Command and Control Technologies Group of the Company. He 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.

John Branscum

Mr. John Branscum is President of Comtech EF Data Corp., subsidiary of the Comtech Telecommunications Corp., effective July 31, 2015. Mr. Branscum, who has more than 30 years of industry experience, joined Comtech in 2008 and is well versed in its company-wide business.

Michael Galletti

Mr. Michael Galletti serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Galletti joins Comtech with 32 years of experience in the aerospace & defense industry where he ran international and domestic business units in tactical and strategic communication systems, electronic warfare and radar development and production programs for Northrop Grumman and Harris Corporation. Mr. Galletti received his Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering from NY Institute of Technology and his MBA from University of Maryland.

Edwin Kantor

Mr. Edwin Kantor is Lead Independent Director of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Mr. Kantor has been a director of Comtech since 2001 and Lead Independent Director commencing in 2011. He currently serves as Chairman of S2K Partners LLC. Previously he was Vice Chairman of Investment Banking with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. from 2009 to 2012 and was Chairman of BK Financial Services LLP from 2002 to 2009. He served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of TPB Financial Services and was Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of HCFP/Brenner Securities from 1999 to 2001. He was Vice Chairman of Barington Capital Group from 1993 to 1999. Prior to joining Barington, Mr. Kantor spent 37 years in the securities industry with Drexel Burnham Lambert and its predecessor firms, where he held various positions, including serving as the firm's Vice Chairman.

Yacov Shamash

Dr. Yacov A. Shamash, Ph.D. serves as Director of the Company. Dr. 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.

Ira Kaplan

Mr. Ira S. Kaplan is Independent Director of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Mr. Kaplan was President and Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of EDO Corporation from 1998 to 2000 and, following the merger of EDO Corporation with AIL Technologies Inc., Mr. Kaplan served as the Executive Vice President and COO of the combined companies with responsibility to manage the integration of the companies. Mr. Kaplan held that position until his retirement in 2001. EDO Corporation is a supplier of sophisticated, highly engineered products and systems for defense, aerospace and industrial applications. EDO was subsequently purchased by ITT and the operations that Mr. Kaplan oversaw were spun-off as part of a publicly-traded company that is now called Exelis.

Robert Paul

Mr. Robert G. Paul is Independent Director of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. He serves on the boards of directors of Rogers Corporation and Kemet Corporation, and previously served on the board of directors of Andrew Corporation from 2003 to 2005. He was the Group President, Base Station Subsystems, for Andrew Corporation from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Paul was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Allen Telecom Inc. from 1989 to 2003. He also served in various other capacities at Allen Telecom, which he joined in 1970, including Chief Financial Officer.

Lawrence Waldman

Mr. Lawrence J. Waldman, CPA, is an Independent Director of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Mr. Waldman also serves as a member of the board of directors and Lead Independent Director of Bovie Medical Corporation, and as chair of its audit committee. Mr. Waldman serves as a member of the board of directors of Northstar/RXR Metro Income, Inc., an SEC registered non-traded real estate investment trust and as a member of its audit committee, and is also an Advisor to the accounting firm of EisnerAmper LLP, where he was previously the Partner-in-Charge of Commercial Audit Practice Development for Long Island. Prior to joining EisnerAmper LLP, Mr. Waldman was the Partner-in-Charge of Commercial Audit Practice Development for Holtz Rubenstein Reminick, LLP from July 2006 to August 2011. Mr. Waldman was the Managing Partner of the Long Island office of KPMG LLP from 1994 through 2006, the accounting firm where he began his career in 1972. Mr. Waldman is currently Chairman of the board of directors of the Long Island Association, a member of the boards of directors of the Long Island Angel Network and the Advanced Energy Research Center at Stony Brook University, and a member of the Dean's Advisory Board of the Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business. Mr. Waldman serves as a member of the State University of New York's Board of Trustees and as chair of its audit committee. He also serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Mr. Waldman previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and as chair and a member of its finance and audit committee. Mr. Waldman is a certified public accountant in New York State. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPAs. Mr. Waldman holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, where he is also an adjunct professor.

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