People: Blonder Tongue Laboratories Inc (BDR.A)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Luksch

83 2003 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Robert Palle

68 2003 President, Chief Operating Officer, Secretary, Director

Eric Skolnik

49 2003 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary

Emily Nikoo

48 2011 Executive Vice President

Nezam Nikoo

50 2013 Chief Technology Officer, Vice President

Jeffrey Smith

50 2011 Vice President - Sales

Allen Horvath

62 2003 Vice President - Manufacturing

James Williams

79 2013 Director

Anthony Bruno

73 2008 Independent Director

Charles Dietz

66 2011 Independent Director

Gary Scharmett

58 1997 Independent Director

Steven Shea

55 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Luksch

Mr. James A. Luksch is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Luksch has been one of our 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. In November, 2008, Mr. Luksch and his spouse filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. See “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions” below for additional details regarding this bankruptcy.

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 Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Skolnik 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 Laboratories, 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.

Nezam Nikoo

Mr. Nezam Nikoo is Chief Technology Officer, Vice President of Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. He has been our Vice President-Engineering, Chief Technical Officer since May 2013 and was our Vice President-Digital Technologies from February, 2009 through May 2013. Mr. Nikoo served as our Chief Digital Engineer from July, 2000 until February, 2009 and as our 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. Mr. Nikoo is the spouse of Emily Nikoo, our Executive Vice President, and the son-in-law of James A. Luksch, our Chief Executive Officer and one of our Directors.

Jeffrey Smith

Mr. Jeffrey 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 Laboratories, 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.

James Williams

Mr. James F. Williams is Director of Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc., since September, 1993. He has been one of our Directors since September, 1993. Since June 1999, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer and a Director of OSC Holding, Inc. and its subsidiaries, which provide demolition, environmental and civil contracting services primarily in the United States and Canada. Since July, 2007, Mr. Williams has served as a Director, Managing Member and Vice President of Buffalo City Center Leasing, LLC, which, until February 2013, was a lessor of electronic equipment. The Board concluded that Mr. Williams should serve as a Director due to his strong experience in strategic planning, leadership, finance and executive management with various organizations. As a Director for over twenty years, Mr. Williams also provides perspective, institutional knowledge and a deep understanding of our business.

Anthony Bruno

Mr. Anthony J. Bruno is an Independent Director of Blonder Tongue Laboratories, 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 is an 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 an 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 an 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.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

James Luksch

522,776

Robert Palle

389,125

Eric Skolnik

179,113

Emily Nikoo

238,692

Nezam Nikoo

--

Jeffrey Smith

--

Allen Horvath

--

James Williams

--

Anthony Bruno

--

Charles Dietz

--

Gary Scharmett

--

Steven Shea

--
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

Nezam Nikoo

0 0

Jeffrey Smith

0 0

Allen Horvath

0 0

James Williams

0 0

Anthony Bruno

0 0

Charles Dietz

0 0

Gary Scharmett

0 0

Steven Shea

0 0
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