ComNet names Bruce Berman business development VP

Berman to develop new markets for company’s products


Danbury, CT. January 22, 2009, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, doing business as ComNet, a leading manufacturer of fiber optic transmission and networking equipment, has hired Bruce M. Berman to be the company’s Vice President of New Business Development. Bruce will be responsible for the company’s entry into new markets. Markets such as factory automation & industrial control, electric power transmission and distribution, and transportation and infrastructure provide opportunities that hold great potential for fiber optic transmission products and Berman will be charged with focusing the ComNet product sales within them. Bruce will report directly to George Lichtblau, the ComNet Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Berman held the role of Transportation/ITS & Infrastructure Sales Manager for the former IFS before it was absorbed into GE Security. Bruce has over 20 years of experience in the fiber optic transmission equipment and ITS and infrastructure markets and his knowledge of the use of fiber optic and network communication products within the infrastructure and ITS market is unsurpassed.

Berman will be responsible for directing and promoting the application of ComNet products in markets that have that can benefit from their use. In many cases he will be tasked with educating System Designers and customers on all levels about the benefits ComNet products and technology bring to their projects.

"Bruce has a terrific understanding of intelligent transportation systems and the advantages that optical fiber brings to traffic management. He did a tremendous job in his former role in making that company one of the preeminent manufacturers in the ITS marketplace," stated George Lichtblau, ComNet Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We expect that Bruce’s talents to translate well into these new markets and make them very profitable for ComNet," Lichtblau continued.

"I’m very happy and excited to be given this opportunity. It’s great to once again have challenges and work for an owner who shares the common goal of growing a business by offering a better solution," said Bruce Berman on his new role.

"It’s very exciting to work for a company whose plan for success is based on cutting edge product development and a commitment to truly supporting the customer. I know that’s what is envisioned as the future of ComNet," continued Berman. ComNet offers an extensive line of environmentally hardened fiber optic video and data transmission equipment as well as a line of Ethernet networking equipment that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the Industrial Security, Intelligent Transportation, and industrial control markets.

Bruce Berman has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Bruce will be based out of his home office in Commack, New York. He can be contacted through that office at (631) 462 0223 or via e-mail at bberman@comnet.net.