Comtech TelecommunicationsÂ (Nasdaq: CMTL) has promoted 15-year company veteranÂ Rich Luhrs as president ofÂ its Comtech Systems subsidiary within the government solutions segment.
He succeeds the Richard Burt, whoÂ will retire from Comtech after a four-decade career, the communications systems and services providerÂ said Thursday.
Burt, who has led the subsidiary since 1989, will support theÂ transition phaseÂ in a senior advisory role.
Luhrs’Â career in the telecommunications industry has included systems engineering and senior management positions at GEOgraphic Network Affiliates-International, Teleglobe Communications Corp., MCI International, WorldCom and COMSAT.
He spent nine years at the U.S. Air Force, where he worked as a nuclear weapon systems specialist and a space systems engineer.
Comtech Systems is headquartered in Orlando and manufacturesÂ transmission platforms such asÂ microwave and troposcatter products.