OLD BRIDGE, NJ / November 29, 2021 / It is with great sadness that Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE American: BDR), Board of Directors announces the death of Board member Rick Briggs, who was tragically killed on November 24, 2021 in an aircraft accident in Western Pennsylvania.
“Rick served our Board with great commitment, enthusiasm and, always with a dose of humor. He leaves a legacy of strategic marketing skills, business acumen, and passion for business excellence recognized by all of us, as fellow colleagues who came to know him for his inquisitive nature and creative thinking,” said Steven Shea, Chairman of the Board of Blonder Tongue.
“Rick was an excellent advisor who brought strong marketing and branding experience as well as his deep commitment to customer satisfaction to a variety of issues that have been critical to the continuing transformation of our company. He was both a colleague and a friend and he will be sorely missed,” said Bob Pallé, a Director and former chief executive officer of the Company.
Rick co-founded Stellar Private Cable, Inc., which operated as SeniorTV and served as its president through it sale to Sentrics Holdings, LLC in 2018. Several months following the conclusion of Rick’s business relationship with Sentrics, in August 2020 he joined our Board.
Blonder Tongue Labs
Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. is the oldest designer and manufacturer of telecommunications and cable television video transmission technology in the USA. The majority of its products continue to be designed and built in their state-of-the-art New Jersey facility, which has been the Company’s home for more than 50 years. Blonder Tongue Labs offers U.S.-based engineering and manufacturing excellence with an industry reputation for delivering ultra-high reliability products. As a leader in cable television system design, the Company provides service operators and systems integrators with comprehensive solutions for the management and distribution of digital video, IPTV, and high-speed data services, as well as RF broadband distribution over fiber, IP, and Coax networks for homes and businesses. Additional information on the Company and its products can be found at www.blondertongue.com.