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CPI Consolidates Satcom, Medical, and Communications Divisions

By | April 11, 2017
      Andy Tafler, new president of CPI's satcom and medical products division. Photo: CPI.

      Andy Tafler, new president of CPI’s satcom and medical products division. Photo: CPI.

      Communications & Power Industries (CPI) recently combined the operations of its communications and medical products division and satcom division, which share the company’s Georgetown, Ontario, Canada facilities.  The newly consolidated division, operating under the name CPI Satcom and Medical Products Division (SMP) will remain headquartered in the existing Georgetown facilities and will continue to operate satellite locations in Palo Alto, California; Boalsburg, Pennsylvania; Lisle, Illinois; and Adelaide, South Australia.

      Before this consolidation, CPI’s former communications and medical products division and satcom division each served the satellite communications industry, providing uplink amplifier products in vacuum-based and solid state-based configurations, as well as other markets. The satellite communications products, although manufactured independently, were frequently marketed together under the CPI satcom products brand. The new SMP streamlines the former divisions’ operations, particularly those focused on the satellite communications industry, enabling a greater emphasis on activities that directly benefit CPI’s products and customers.

      CPI has appointed the president of its former satcom division, Andy Tafler, as president of SMP, reporting directly to Joe Caldarelli, CPI’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).