Bruce D. Smith Elected President Of COMSAT Technology Products

Comsat of Washington, D.C., announced that Bruce D. Smith has been elected president of Comsat Technology Products, Inc.

In this newly created position, Mr. Smith is responsible for the management of the corporation's telecommunications equipment manufacturing and marketing activities.

His election furthers the implementation of a corporate reorganization announced in September of last year.

Comsat Technology Products, including two wholly owned subsidiaries, Amplica and TeleSystems and several internal technology ventures, produces and markets digital and microwave telecommunications equipment.

Amplica, based in Newbury Park, Calif., manufactures a wide range of standard, low-noise, mediumpower and general purpose microwave equipment for defense and commercial markets. TeleSystems, located in Fairfax, Va., primarily manufactures digital electronics products, including echo cancelers and time-division multiple- access equipment, as well as maritime communications satellite shipboard terminals.

Commenting on Mr. Smith's election, Irving Goldstein, executive vice president of Comsat, noted: "Bruce Smith brings to this position both extensive en- trepreneurial and management experience. His talents and vision will enhance the development of our equipment manufacturing activities that are now growing into a major area of the corporation's businesses." Mr. Smith most recently served as Comsat's vice president, corporate development, in which he was responsible for the development and implementation of the corporation's strategic business plans. From 1980 to 1981 he was vice president for planning and new ventures of Comsat General Corporation, in which position he was primarily responsible for Comsat's 1982 acquisition of Amplica.

Before joining Comsat General, Mr. Smith was chief executive officer of several advanced technology manufacturing companies, and a partner of Crisman, Fossum, and Smith, a San Franciscobased management consulting firm.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 22,  Jan 15, 1983

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