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Comtech President Michael Porcelain Adds CEO Title

Michael Porcelain, a nearly 20-year veteran of Comtech Telecommunications (Nasdaq: CMTL), has started his dual role as the company’s president and CEO.

He succeeded former Comtech CEO Fred Kornberg, who will serve as a technology adviser to the management team and remain as a director and a non-executive board chairman, the communications equipment provider said Monday.

The transition completes the Melville, New York-based company’s CEO succession plan planning effort, initiated with the appointment of Porcelain as COO in 2018 and president in 2020.

Porcelain served various roles of increasing responsibility at Comtech including as chief financial officer and vice president of finance and internal audit.

He previously worked at Symbol Technologies as a director and PwC as a manager.

Comtech also named Wendi Carpenter, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, and White Hat Capital Partners co-founder Mark Quinlan as independent board members.

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