President & Chief Executive Officer
Michael Burdiek joined CalAmp as Executive Vice President in June 2006. He was appointed President of CalAmp's Wireless Datacom business in March 2007 and named CalAmp's Chief Operating Officer in June 2008. In April 2010 his responsibilities were expanded further and he was given the additional title of President. He was promoted to CEO and Director in June of 2011. Prior to joining CalAmp, Mr. Burdiek was the President and CEO of Telenetics Corporation, a manufacturer of data communications products. From 2004 to 2005, he worked as an investment partner and advisor in the private equity sector. From 1987 to 2003, Mr. Burdiek held a variety of technical and general management positions with Comarco, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Comarco's Wireless Test Systems unit. Mr. Burdiek began his career as a design engineer with Hughes Aircraft Company. He holds MBA and MSEE degrees from California State University-Fullerton, and a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University.
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development
Garo Sarkissian joined CalAmp in 2005 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Prior to joining CalAmp, from 2003 to 2005 he served as Principal and Vice President of Business Development for Global Technology Investments (GTI), a private equity firm. Prior to GTI, from 1999 to 2003, Mr. Sarkissian held senior management and business development roles at California Eastern Laboratories, a private company developing and marketing radio frequency (RF), microwave and optical components. Mr. Sarkissian began his career as an RF engineer in 1988 and developed state-of-the-art RF power products over a span of 10 years for M/A Com (Tyco) and NEC. He holds an MBA degree from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, and a BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Executive Vice President, CFO and Secretary
Rick Vitelle joined CalAmp in 2001 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, CFO and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining CalAmp, he served as Vice President of Finance & Administration and CFO of SMTEK International, Inc. (formerly known as DDL Electronics, Inc.), a publicly held electronics manufacturing services provider. Earlier in his career he served as an audit senior manager with Price Waterhouse. Mr. Vitelle graduated summa cum laude with a BS degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and holds an MBA from UCLA. He has been licensed as a certified public accountant in the State of California since 1979.