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Comtech Strengthens Leadership Team for Its U.S. Based Satellite-Focused Business Line

June 2, 2022

 Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has appointed a new divisional Chief Operating Officer (COO) in Jon Opalski and created a new General Manager of Digital Products position that will be filled by Bob Pescatore. Both individuals bring deep communications and military expertise to Comtech’s satellite business line and will report to Daniel Gizinski who was named President of Comtech’s U.S. based satellite product line in January 2022.

Mr. Opalski will be responsible for driving operational excellence at both Comtech’s existing Santa Clara site and for the new state-of the-art Chandler, Arizona high-volume manufacturing and technology facility. Mr. Pescatore will lead the Satellite Network Technologies Digital Products Team in continuing development of industry leading satellite modems, network products, and cybersecurity support, ensuring flawless program execution and high customer satisfaction.

“Jon and Bob’s record of success and proven leadership skills make them highly qualified and ensure that we will strengthen our ability to serve government and commercial customers who have a need for integrated satellite-based solutions developed and manufactured in-house at facilities based in the United States,” said Michael Porcelain, CEO and President of Comtech.

About Jon Opalski and Robert (“Bob”) Pescatore

Opalski joins Comtech from Benchmark Electronics, Inc. a multi-billion-dollar, world-class technology, engineering, and manufacturing service company that includes focus on next-generation technology and defense products. He served as General Manager of the Lark RF Technology Group where he oversaw a team of engineering and production personnel focused on RF/Microwave products. Opalski has also held several senior executive roles at REMEC Broadband Wireless Networks, including President and COO, where he managed hundreds of millions of dollars of RF and microwave solutions for the wireless telecom infrastructure market.

Pescatore joins Comtech from Cubic Corporation, a multi-billion dollar defense company. At Cubic, Pescatore held a variety of executive level positions including Sr. Director of Halo Enterprise, Vice President and General Manager of Ground Training Solutions, Program Director for Air Ranges, and Business Development Director for Airborne Systems and Information Superiority. His earlier career was with the United States Marines Corps where he served 20 years as a Marine F/A 18 pilot.