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Comtech Telecommunications Corp (CMTL.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Fred Kornberg

81 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Porcelain

48 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

John Branscum

58 2015 Senior Vice President of EF Data Corp

Richard Burt

76 1998 Senior Vice President; President of Comtech Systems, Inc.

Edwin Kantor

85 2011 Lead Independent Director

Ira Kaplan

81 2002 Independent Director

Robert Paul

75 2007 Independent Director

Yacov Shamash

67 2016 Independent Director

Lawrence Waldman

71 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Fred Kornberg

Mr. Fred Kornberg is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. From January 2015 to January 2016, he served as Comtech’s Executive Chairman, and from January 2016 until September 2016, as Chairman. He was previously CEO and President of Comtech from 1976 to 2015.

Michael Porcelain

Mr. Michael D. Porcelain serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. He was previously Vice President of Finance and Internal Audit of Comtech from 2002 to March 2006. Mr. Porcelain also serves as a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of Air Industries Group, a NYSE listed public company and integrated manufacturer of precision equipment assemblies and components for aerospace and defense contractors. 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 an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University located in New York where he teaches graduate level accounting courses.

John Branscum

Mr. John Branscum is Senior Vice President of EF Data Corp ., subsidiary of the Comtech Telecommunications Corp., effective July 31, 2015. He also holds the post of President of Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc. which he has held since May 2009. He joined the company in 1999 and has held various positions within the Company including Vice President of Operations and Director of Business Development. Mr. Branscum has more than 25 years in the High Power Microwave Amplifier industry, having held Engineering and Operations management positions at Communications and Power Industries, Litton Industries, and Varian Associates prior to joining Comtech Xicom. Mr. Branscum has both a BA and an MA degree in Physics from Dartmouth College.

Richard Burt

Mr. Richard L. Burt is Senior Vice President of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., and the President of Comtech Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Burt has been Senior Vice President of Comtech since 1998 and had been a Vice President since 1992. He has been President of Comtech Systems, Inc. since 1989 and Vice President since its founding in 1984. Mr. Burt first joined Comtech in 1979. Prior to joining Comtech, Mr. Burt held roles at Westinghouse, Page Communications, Radio Engineering Laboratories and Rockwell International.

Edwin Kantor

Mr. Edwin Kantor serves as Lead Independent Director of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. He currently serves as Chairman of S2K Partners LLC, a Private Equity Firm. 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.

Ira Kaplan

Mr. Ira S. Kaplan is an Independent Director of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. He 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 was a supplier of sophisticated, highly engineered products and systems for defense, aerospace and industrial applications. EDO was purchased by ITT, and the operations that Mr. Kaplan oversaw were spun-off as part of a publicly-traded company that was called Exelis, which was subsequently purchased by Harris Corporation.

Robert Paul

Mr. Robert G. Paul is Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves on the board of directors of Kemet Corporation, and previously served on the boards of directors of Rogers Corporation and Andrew Corporation. 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.

Yacov Shamash

Dr. Yacov A. Shamash, Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. He currently 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 and previously served as the Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences and as Dean of the Harriman School for Management and Policy. 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.

Lawrence Waldman

Mr. Lawrence J. Waldman, CPA, is Independent Director of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. He serves as a member of the board of directors and Lead Independent Director of Bovie Medical Corporation. He is also a member of the boards of directors of CVD Equipment Corp and Northstar/RXR Metro Income, Inc., an SEC registered non-traded real estate investment trust. Mr. Waldman currently serves as Senior Advisor at First Long Island Investors, LLC and was previously an Advisor to the accounting firm of EisnerAmper LLP following his role as 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. 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). 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.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Fred Kornberg

3,431,760

Michael Porcelain

1,319,960

John Branscum

962,999

Richard Burt

853,698

Edwin Kantor

184,994

Ira Kaplan

179,994

Robert Paul

178,853

Yacov Shamash

--

Lawrence Waldman

219,286
As Of  31 Jul 2017

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Fred Kornberg

90,000 612,900

Michael Porcelain

33,313 340,833

John Branscum

0 0

Richard Burt

72,419 1,336,400

Edwin Kantor

0 0

Ira Kaplan

0 0

Robert Paul

0 0

Yacov Shamash

0 0

Lawrence Waldman

0 0