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Comtech executive leaving for post at nonprofit

Melville-based Comtech Telecommunications Corp., a maker of advanced communications devices, said its senior vice president of operations is retiring to accept a new job working with a Long Island nonprofit.

The executive, Frank Otto, will retire effective Feb. 5.

Otto will join the Long Island Forum for Technology, where he has been voluntary chairman for the past two years.

"The board of directors and I are very appreciative of Frank's contributions during his time at Comtech. We wish him continued success in the future and look forward to working with him as part of his new role at LIFT," Fred Kornberg, Comtech's chairman and chief executive, said in a statement.

Comtech did not say what job Otto will take at the nonprofit. No one answered the phone at the organization's Bethpage office Friday morning.

The nonprofit, in a statement on its Web site, says its goal is "to be the premier resource for technology-driven growth" on Long Island. As an economic development organization it works with the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

It said it supports the defense and aerospace, medical device and health care, homeland security, energy, information technology and manufacturing clusters of the Long Island economy. And it works cooperatively with companies, organizations, universities and the national laboratory systems.

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