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Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc.

Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc.

Sector: Radio And Television Broadcasting And Communications Equipment Region: NJ, United States


: | NYSE MKT: BDR


Blonder Tongue Laboratories makes the TV entertainment and internet experience better in a wide range of markets and businesses including: •Cable TV Systems •Schools •Hotels •Sports Complexes •Broadcast Studios •Office Complexes •Hospitals & Prisons Founded 60 years ago and rooted in the television distribution industry, by staying on the technology forefront, the company provides solutions to customer’s technical challenges: •Analog CATV to EdgeQAM •Encoding (SD, HD & IP) •Digital Transport •Fiber Optics & Broadband

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May 15, 2014 11:00 am | 2014 First Quarter Earnings Call

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Executives

James A. Luksch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
James A. Luksch serves as Chairman on the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc., which he co-owned in 1989 with Mr. Palle. In 1995, BT became a publicly owned company and currently trades as ticker BDR on NYSE Amex. Under Jim’s guidance, BT has become a highly recognized technology-development company that engineers, manufactures, and sells digital encoding (SDTV, HDTV, IPTV), digital transport, and broadband product solutions. Prior to purchasing Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. in 1965 Jim co-founded Texscan, a CATV equipment manufacturer. He has authored numerous patents and served on the NCTA Engineering Advisory Committee. His career began as a Radar Design Engineer with the Missile & Surface Radar Division at RCA. After completing his Army service in the Korean War, he earned his BSEE from the University of Buffalo, Magna cum Laude, and a MSEE from the University of Pennsylvania.
Robert J. Palle, Jr., President
Robert J. Palle, Jr. serves as President of Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc., which he became co-owners of in 1989 with Mr. Luksch. Bob combines both vision and strategy to provide owners and operators with advanced digital product solutions that deliver the highest quality performance for fewer dollars. Bob drives BT’s sales, marketing and engineering using over 30 years of industry experience. He started his career in the Air Force as a communications operator in the Vietnam War. From there, he continued on to Texscan, a CATV equipment manufacturer and held several positions including Vice President and General Manager of the Theta Com CATV Division for 12 years.
Emily M. Nikoo, Executive Vice President
Emily M. Nikoo serves as Executive Vice President of Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. and has been part of the executive group since 2004. Emily is a leader in developing the Company's product strategy utilizing her electronic engineering background and over 16 years in the industry to help operators solve their technological challenges. In addition, she leads the manufacturing operations for the Company's complete line of products. Previously, Emily designed Space Shuttle and Space Station communication systems. She holds a BSEE from Purdue University and MSEE from the University of Houston.
Eric S. Skolnik, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Eric S. Skolnik serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. As CFO, he oversees the controller, treasury, investor relations, tax, internal audit, and facility functions. Eric joined BT as Corporate Controller in 2000, was promoted to CFO in 2001, and then Senior Vice President in 2003. Prior to Blonder Tongue, Eric worked as a CPA/Audit Manager for six years with BDO Deidman, LLP, which is the Company’s independent auditor. Eric earned his BS in Accounting from Rutgers University.
Allen Horvath, Vice President of Manufacturing
Allen Horvath serves as Vice President of Manufacturing of Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. He is a long time BT veteran, beginning employment at the Company in 1976. Allen has steadily moved up through the BT ranks first in production testing, then engineering, quality control, and ultimately head of manufacturing. Being named Vice President of Manufacturing in 2003, Allen plays a vital role in sustaining total product quality while continually enhancing BT’s capability to keep up with ever changing technologies including fine-pitch BGAs requiring automated optical inspection.
Nezam Nikoo, Vice President of Engineering
Nezam Nikoo serves as Vice President of Engineering of Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. since 2012 after being named VP of Advanced Digital Technologies in 2009, Chief Digital Engineer in 2000, and Senior Design Engineer in 1995. Nez leads the team of engineers responsible for design innovation, creation, and deployment of all the Company’s solutions for SD/HD/IPTV and other headend applications. After earning a BSEE from Purdue University and MSEE from the University of Houston, he got his career start at Lockheed Martin Corporation and held several positions over the course of 7 years before joining BT.
Jeffrey Smith, Vice President of Sales
Jeffrey Smith serves as Vice President of Sales of Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. after joining the Company in January 2006. Using his technical and distribution background, Jeff listens to the customer’s needs and assists the engineering team in translating those needs into products. He served as the Director of Engineering for WSNet, and also as the Director of Commercial for Dish Network; nevertheless his relationship started as a Blonder Tongue customer dating back to 1988 and was instrumental in initiating several products over the years.

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