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Hauppauge defense company president to retire

Mark Tublisky, president of Behlman Corp.

Mark Tublisky, president of Behlman Corp. Credit: Newsday / Dan Goodrich

Orbit International Corp., the Hauppauge-based defense contractor, said Thursday that the president of one of its units will retire in the spring, and the company said it would promote an executive to replace him.

Mark Tublisky, the current president of subsidiary Behlman Electronics Inc., told the company Tuesday that he plans to retire, effective May 4. His replacement will be Ronald Storm, who since 1991 has been vice president of sales at Behlman Electronics.

The subsidiary, also based in Hauppauge, makes power supply components for military and commercial aircraft, nuclear power stations and other uses.

Orbit's president, Mitchell Binder, said Tublisky "has played an instrumental role in the development of our power group since its acquisition in 1996 and has also done an excellent job of transitioning his responsibilities to Ronald Storm" in recent months.

Orbit last month said it logged $2.2 million in December orders, including two new follow-on orders for more than $600,000 in power-supply electronics for military aircraft and for a nuclear power-plant control system. The two new orders came through the Behlman subsidiary.

One was a $394,000 order to supply parts for the RC-135, a U.S. Air Force all-weather airborne reconnaissance aircraft. Other orders for the same aircraft should continue to come in through the end of the year as the Air Force upgrades its RC-135 fleet, the company said.

The second order, valued at $232,000, is for a DC power supply used in a nuclear power-plant control system.

Orbit International also said that Behlman reached record levels in its 2011 orders, revenue and backlog.

Photo: Behlman president Mark Tublisky, seated, and Orbit International president Mitchell  Binder. (Oct. 29, 1997)

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