Corporate LeadershipBoard of Directors
Robert B. Barnhill, Jr.
Chairman of the Board
Robert B. Barnhill, Jr. is founder, chairman, president and chief executive officer of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jay G. Baitler
Jay Baitler, executive vice president, Staples Contract division, is responsible for overseeing the business-to-business arm of Staples, Inc., including e-commerce and catalog operations, sales, marketing, and supplier relationships. Mr. Baitler joined Staples back in 1995 after seven years with BT Office Products where he served as northeast regional president. He also previously served as president of Summit Office Supply. Consistently named by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as one of its “provider pros to know,” Mr. Baitler has been in the Contract business for over 30 years, and is sought after as a procurement expert by financial executives at Fortune 1000 companies.
John D. Beletic
John Beletic is the executive chairman of FiberTower Corporation and venture partner with Oak Investment Partners, a venture capital firm. Mr. Beletic also serves on the Boards of iPass, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPAS), FiberTower, iBAHN, and Aventail, Inc. Mr. Beletic previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of WebLink Wireless, Inc., as a venture partner at Morgan Stanley Venture Capital Partners, and as president and CEO of Tigon.
Benn R. Konsynski
Benn Konsynski is the George S. Craft Professor of Business Administration for Decision & Information Analysis at the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. He also is director and founder of Emory’s Center for Digital Commerce, one of the first of its kind in the country. Prior to coming to Emory, Professor Konsynski taught in the MBA program at Harvard. Professor Konsynski specializes in issues of digital commerce and information technology in relationships across organizations.
Daniel Okrent is a writer, publishing consultant, and associate of the Shorenstein Center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He previously served as the first public editor of the New York Times. He retired as editor-at-large of Time, Inc. in July 2001 where he was also editor of new media and managing editor of Life Magazine. He serves on the Board of the National Portrait Gallery, a division of the Smithsonian Institution. Mr. Okrent held the position of Hearst Foundation visiting fellow in new media at the Columbia University School of Journalism. Mr. Okrent is the creator of Rotisserie League Baseball, and his latest book "Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center," was published in October 2003 by Viking Penguin. Mr. Okrent graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.
Dennis J. Shaughnessy
Dennis Shaughnessy is chairman of the Board of FTI Consulting Inc. (NYSE:FCN). Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Shaughnessy served as general partner of Grotech Capital Group, a venture capital/merchant banking firm. Prior to Grotech, Mr. Shaughnessy was the chief executive officer of a multinational oil services company with operations in Europe and Asia.
Morton F. Zifferer, Jr.
Morton Zifferer is chairman and chief operating officer of New Standard Corporation, a privately held metal products manufacturing firm, headquartered in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. Mr. Zifferer is a 1970 graduate of Stonehill College and resides in York, Pennsylvania.
Jerome C. Eppler
Jerome Eppler has spent his entire career in the securities industry, forming his own firm, Eppler & Company in 1961. From 1953 to 1961, he was a general partner of Cyrus J. Lawrence Sons, New York – a member of the New York Stock Exchange. Also, from 1967 to 1978, Mr. Eppler served as chairman and chief executive of Insurance Securities, Inc
Chief Executive Officer and President
Robert B. Barnhill, Jr.
See biography above.
Senior Vice Presidents
Gerald T. Garland
Gerald Garland joined the company in April 2003. He is currently serving as senior vice president of solutions development and product management. Most recently, Mr. Garland was senior vice president of the network infrastructure line of business. He previously served as TESSCO's chief financial officer from 1994 to 1999 before rejoining the company in 2003. Prior to joining the company, he was with American Express as director of business development. Mr. Garland also served as chief financial officer for Mentor Technologies, Inc. Mr. Garland received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Towson University and earned his MBA from Loyola College in Baltimore.
Douglas A. Rein
Douglas Rein joined the Company in July 1999. Mr. Rein is currently serving as senior vice president of the performance systems group. Previously, he was the director of operations for Compaq Computer Corporation and was responsible for fulfillment operations for the commercial and consumer personal computer product lines. Prior to that, he was vice president of distribution and logistics operations for Intelligent Electronics. Mr. Rein obtained both a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from Virginia Tech.
Saeed Tofighi rejoined the Company in October 2000 as vice president of customer administration. In April 2005, Mr. Tofighi began serving as vice president customer supply chain unit and served in that capacity until May 2006, when he was appointed senior vice president of the customer supply chain. He subsequently served as senior vice president of market development and sales from 2007-2011, and now currently serves as senior vice president of the manufacturing supply chain. Mr. Tofighi originally joined the Company in March 1993 and served in various leadership roles through July 1999. From July 1999 through October 2000, Mr. Tofighi worked outside the Company.