People: Blonder Tongue Laboratories Inc (BDR.A)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Luksch

82 2003 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Robert Palle

67 2003 President, Chief Operating Officer, Secretary, Director

Eric Skolnik

48 2003 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary

Emily Nikoo

47 2011 Executive Vice President

Jeff Smith

49 2011 Vice President - Sales

Allen Horvath

61 2003 Vice President - Manufacturing

Nezam Nikoo

49 2009 Vice President - Advanced Digital Technologies

Anthony Bruno

72 2008 Independent Director

Charles Dietz

65 2011 Independent Director

Gary Scharmett

57 1997 Independent Director

Steven Shea

54 2009 Independent Director

James Williams

79 1993 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Luksch

Mr. James A. Luksch is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Blonder Tongue Labs, Inc. has been one of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since November, 1988. He has been the Chairman of Board since November, 1994. Mr. Luksch also served as President from November, 1988 until May, 2003.

Robert Palle

Mr. Robert J. Palle, Jr., is President, Chief Operating Officer, Secretary, Director of Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. He has been one of Directors since September, 1993, President since May, 2003 and Chief Operating Officer and Secretary since April, 1989. He also served as Executive Vice President from April, 1989 until May, 2003 and as Interim Treasurer from March through April, 2001.

Eric Skolnik

Mr. Eric S. Skolnik is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary of Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. has been a Senior Vice President since May, 2003 and Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary since May, 2001. Mr. Skolnik served as Interim Chief Financial Officer from January, 2001 through April, 2001. He was Corporate Controller from May, 2000 through January, 2001. From 1994 until May, 2000, Mr. Skolnik worked as a certified public accountant with BDO Seidman, LLP.

Emily Nikoo

Ms. Emily M. Nikoo is Executive Vice President of Blonder Tongue Labs, Inc., since May, 2011. Ms. Nikoo served as Vice President - Marketing and Technical Services from February, 2004 to February, 2007. She was hired in March, 1995 as a product manager and has held several supervisory and management positions. From 1994 until 1995, Ms. Nikoo was the Vice President of Electronic Systems Advanced Technology, and from 1987 to 1994 she worked as an electrical engineering and project manager for Lockheed Martin Corporation in its space systems business segment.

Jeff Smith

Mr. Jeff Smith is Vice President - Sales of Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc., since May, 2011. Mr. Smith served as Vice President - North American Sales from October 2007 through May 2011, as National Director of Sales from December 2006 through October 2007, and as Director of South Central Regional Sales from January 2006 through December 2006. From February 2002 through May 2005, Mr. Smith worked as Director of Commercial Installations at Dish Network®.

Allen Horvath

Mr. Allen Horvath is Vice President - Manufacturing of Blonder Tongue Labs, Inc., since May, 2003. He is responsible for manufacturing activities. Mr. Horvath served as Manufacturing Manager from 1998 until May, 2003. Since 1976, Mr. Horvath has served in various management positions in the areas of production testing, engineering, quality control and manufacturing.

Nezam Nikoo

Mr. Nezam Nikoo is Vice President – Advanced Digital Technologies of Blonder Tongue Labs, Inc., since February, 2009. Mr. Nikoo served as Chief Digital Engineer from July, 2000 until February, 2009 and as Senior Design Engineer from 1995 until 2008. From 1988 to 1995, Mr. Nikoo held several positions at Lockheed Martin Corporation, including his final position as Lead Electrical Design Engineer integrating space shuttle payload experiments.

Anthony Bruno

Mr. Anthony J. Bruno is Independent Director of Blonder Tongue Labs, Inc., since February 1, 2008. Since 2007, Mr. Bruno has been a financial consultant providing corporate acquisition advisory services to various companies located in the United States. Prior to 2007, Mr. Bruno was the Vice-President of Finance for 18 years for Besam Entrance Solutions, the United States subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems, a Swedish Company, managing all aspects of its financial activities in North America. Mr. Bruno also previously served as Blonder’s Vice President of Finance from 1981 to 1989.

Charles Dietz

Mr. Charles E. Dietz serves as Independent Director of Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc., since September 14, 2011. Since 2008, Mr. Dietz has been an independent cable industry consultant to various clients within the cable industry. Prior to 2008, Mr. Dietz was Senior Vice President of Engineering for 12 years at Insight Communications, a multiple systems operator, and from 2001 to 2008 served as Insight Communications’ Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Dietz was responsible for all technical aspects of Insight Communications’ operations, including technology development and implementation, system construction and maintenance, purchasing, and technical regulatory compliance. Mr. Dietz has been a member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers since 1978, and a member of Cable TV Pioneers since 2010.

Gary Scharmett

Mr. Gary P. Scharmett is Independent Director of Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc., since December, 1997. Since January, 1989, Mr. Scharmett has been a partner in the law firm of Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP, outside counsel, and served on the Board of Directors of that firm from January, 2001 until December, 2003. He presently serves as the Co-Chair of that firm’s Finance & Restructuring Practice Group. Mr. Scharmett is also currently a Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of The Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Inc., and a Director of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.

Steven Shea

Mr. Steven L. Shea is Independent Director of Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc., since September 25, 2009.Mr. Shea has more than twenty-five years of investment banking experience. Since January, 2011, he has served as President of Hardesty Capital Management, LLC (an SEC registered investment advisor) and Hardesty Capital Corporation, which provide investment advisory services to corporations, institutions and individuals. Prior thereto, Mr. Shea was an Executive Vice President of Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc. (“Ferris Baker”), from 1999 until the sale of such firm in 2008. Mr. Shea also served as the Executive Director of the Capital Markets Division of Ferris Baker and was a member of their Board of Directors and Executive and Strategic Alternative Committees of the Board of Directors. Prior to his position at Ferris Baker, Mr. Shea was a Vice President with Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Company from 1989 to 1993, and was a Vice President at Maryland National Bank from 1981 to 1989.

James Williams

Mr. James F. Williams is Independent Director of Blonder Tongue Labs, Inc., since September, 1993. He has served as the Vice-President and a Director of Ontario Specialty Contracting, Inc., a demolition and environmental contracting company, since June, 1999. Since July, 2007, Mr. Williams has served as a director, managing member and vice president of Buffalo City Center Leasing, LLC, which, until February 2011 was a lessor of electronic route tracking equipment to the trucking industry.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

James Luksch

522,776

Robert Palle

389,125

Eric Skolnik

179,113

Emily Nikoo

238,692

Jeff Smith

--

Allen Horvath

--

Nezam Nikoo

--

Anthony Bruno

--

Charles Dietz

--

Gary Scharmett

--

Steven Shea

--

James Williams

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

James Luksch

33,333 0

Robert Palle

31,333 0

Eric Skolnik

36,000 2,640

Emily Nikoo

52,000 29,700

Jeff Smith

0 0

Allen Horvath

0 0

Nezam Nikoo

0 0

Anthony Bruno

0 0

Charles Dietz

0 0

Gary Scharmett

0 0

Steven Shea

0 0

James Williams

0 0
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