Comtech (CMTL) redefines its leadership and boosts its long-term growth strategy

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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. CMTL recently underwent a leadership overhaul. The company announced the appointment of Michael Porcelain as CEO and member of the board of directors. His role on the board of directors comes into effect on January 3, 2022.

The company has also selected Wendi Carpenter and Mark Quinlan as independent directors of the board, effective January 3, 2022. This appointment marks the completion of the long-term succession planning strategy of the CEO of Comtech .

Michael Porcelain has been COO and President of Comtech since October 2018 and January 2020, respectively. Prior to Comtech, he had extensive experience working in various organizations such as the Director of the Transaction Advisory Services group at PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Director of Corporate Profit and Business Planning for Symbol Technologies.

Wendi Carpenter was the commander of Navy Warfare Development Command, where she focused on technological development for improved combat communications. She also completed an illustrious 34-year career in the United States Navy and is currently an Independent Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of a US $ 1.2 billion semiconductor manufacturing entity, SkyWater Technology. .

Meanwhile, Mark Quinlan had been part of Stifel – an investment banking firm – through its merger with Thomas Weisel Partners in 2010. He had also worked at Merrill Lynch and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. as an advisor to various corporate strategic and financial decisions. He is also the co-founder of White Hat Capital Partners LP which creates lasting value in technology companies.

Lately, Comtech has been on a roll with accretive contracts from various government organizations for the improvement of satellite communications. With the inclusion of these distinguished individuals in Comtech, the company has the potential to streamline day-to-day operations, facilitate the creation of shareholder value and generate a new level of performance within the organization.

Comtech has created a niche market for highly secure wireless solutions to defend global security and improve public safety. The company continues to provide market-leading products for messaging, tracking and deployable wireless communications. It offers services to integrate networks, servers, gateways and intelligent devices and provides transmission responses to users.

Comtech currently has a Zacks Rank # 4 (Sell). Its shares returned 16.5% compared to the industry’s growth of 21.8% last year.

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