Management






Robert A. Fickett
President and Chief Executive Officer, CPI International, Inc.
President, Microwave Power Products Division

Robert A. Fickett became President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2017. He had previously been President and Chief Operating Officer since March 2002. Prior to this, Mr. Fickett was a Co-Chief Operating Officer since October 2000 and Vice President since April 1998. Mr. Fickett has also been the Division President of the Microwave Power Products Division since April 1998. From January 1996 to April 1998, Mr. Fickett was Vice President of Operations for the Microwave Power Products Division. From 1993 until January 1996, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Altair Technologies, Inc., a contract manufacturer. From 1982 until 1993, Mr. Fickett held a number of positions with Varian Associates, Inc., including Engineering Manager of the Microwave Power Products Division's Klystron Engineering Group, to which he was promoted in 1989. Mr. Fickett received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.









O. Joe Caldarelli
Vice Chairman, CPI International, Inc.

O. Joe Caldarelli became Vice Chairman in May 2017. Previously, Mr. Caldarelli served as Chief Executive Officer and a director since March 2002. Prior to this, Mr. Caldarelli was a Co-Chief Operating Officer since October 2000 and Vice President since August 1995. Mr. Caldarelli also served as the Division President of the Communications and Medical Products Division until March 2017, when it was combined with the Satcom Division to form the Satcom & Medical Products Division. Mr. Caldarelli was Vice President and General Manager for the Communications and Medical Products Division under the Electron Device Business of Varian Associates, Inc., from 1985 until August 1995 and was President and a director of Varian Canada, Inc. from 1992 until August 1995. From 1982 until 1985, Mr. Caldarelli was Marketing Manager of the Communications and Medical Products Division of Varian Associates, Inc. and served as its Equipment Operations Manager from 1979 until 1982. Prior to joining Varian Associates, Inc., Mr. Caldarelli served as Manufacturing Engineering Manager for Medtronic Canada, Inc. Mr. Caldarelli holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto.



Joel A. Littman
Chief Financial Officer, CPI International, Inc.

Joel A. Littman became Chief Financial Officer in September 2001. Mr. Littman was Corporate Controller for CPI from November 1996 to September 2001. From September 1989 to November 1996 Mr. Littman served as Controller of the Microwave Power Products Division of Varian Associates, Inc. and CPI. Prior to that Mr. Littman held various finance positions with Varian Associates, Inc. and TRW Inc. Mr. Littman received a B.A. degree in economics and an M.B.A., both from the University of California at Los Angeles






John R. Beighley
Vice President, Sales, CPI International, Inc.

John R. Beighley became a Vice President in March 1997 and currently heads our Worldwide Field Sales Organization. From May 1992 to March 1997, Mr. Beighley was Western Hemisphere Sales Manager responsible for sales in the Americas, as well as the Far East and Australia. From June 1989 to May 1992, Mr. Beighley was the North American Sales Manager. From March 1981 to June 1989, Mr. Beighley held a number of Product Marketing and Field Sales positions with Varian Associates, Inc. Mr. Beighley received a B.S. degree in marketing from San Francisco State University and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.









Andrew E. Tafler
Vice President, CPI International, Inc.
President, Satcom & Medical Products Division

Andrew E. Tafler became a Vice President in December 2005. Mr. Tafler became Division President of the Satcom & Medical Products Division in March 2017 when the Satcom Division, for which he had served as Division President since May 2004, was combined with the Communications and Medical Products Division to form the Satcom & Medical Products Division. Mr. Tafler was previously Vice President of Operations for the Satcom Division from 2000 to 2004. From 1989 to 2000, Mr. Tafler held the Business Development Manager and then the Operations Manager positions at the Communications and Medical Products Division of the Electron Device Group of Varian Associates Inc. Mr. Tafler held a number of manufacturing and marketing positions at Varian Associates Inc. from 1984 to 1989. Prior to joining Varian Associates, Inc., Mr. Tafler served in engineering and management positions with Bell Canada Inc. Mr. Tafler holds a B.A.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.