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Comtech Systems Names Rich Luhrs as President

By | October 4, 2019

Comtech Systems’ headquarters. Photo: Comtech Systems

Comtech Telecommunications revealed that Rich Luhrs was promoted to President of Comtech Systems — its Orlando, Florida-based subsidiary. Comtech Systems provides transmission products including over-the-horizon microwave and troposcatter systems and is part of Comtech’s Government Solutions segment. Additionally, Dick Burt will be retiring after 40 years with the company.

Rich Luhrs has decades of technical management experience and a diverse background in providing secure wireless communications. Luhrs started his career in the U.S. Air Force, which he served in for nine years. He began as a nuclear weapon systems specialist and completed his military service as a space systems engineer. He joined Comtech Systems in 2004, and was named general manager of Comtech Systems in 2017 in anticipation of Burt’s retirement.

In commenting on the transition in leadership, Fred Kornberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., noted, “Rich Luhrs has the ideal background and skill set to take over the reins as President of Comtech Systems. Given his deep technical background and strong focus on customer relationships, I have no doubt he will develop his own successful track record.”