Comtech Launches 2 Satellite Business Units in US, Canada

Comtech Telecommunications (Nasdaq: CMTL) has formed two business units in North America to explore market opportunities in the region for satellite ground stations and expand work with U.S. and allied governments.

Daniel Gizinski, who has held senior management roles at Comtech since 2019, will serve as president of the U.S.-based subsidiary that will focus on delivering satellite earth station products to government and commercial clients through its facilities in Arizona and California, Comtech said Thursday.

Gizinski previously served as vice president of product and strategy at Comtech Systems and held program management positions at L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX), Sierra Nevada and General Electric (NYSE: GE).

Vagan Shakhgildian, former CEO of UHP Networks, will oversee Comtech’s Canadian subsidiary in Montreal as president. He will help capture commercial networking opportunities for very small aperture terminal platforms and establish an innovation center for satellite ground station communications technologies.

In March 2021, Shakhgildian joined Comtech after the company acquired UHP. He held senior leadership positions at Advantech Wireless, Adaptive Broadband and Motorola.

“Our customers expect Comtech to apply expertise and state-of-the-art technology to address their complex challenges,” said Michael Porcelain, president and CEO of Comtech.

“This is especially the case for satellite and defense-related hardware and government contracts, both in the VSAT arena and more broadly. This organizational shift is the latest example of how Comtech is transforming itself to anticipate and meet the changing needs of our end market,” Porcelain added.

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