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Blonder Tongue Mourns the Death of Norrie Westcott


By Issuer Direct

OLD BRIDGE, NJ – (ACCESSWIRE – Nov. 13, 2013) – Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BDR) is saddened to report the passing today of Norman A. Westcott at St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ. Norman, or Norrie as he was known, was a Senior Vice President of Operations and devoted employee of the Company serving Blonder Tongue (BT) since 1994. Norrie continued to work every day without complaint during his battle with cancer until his passing.



Prior to joining BT, Norrie served as Vice President of Operations at Tecma, Inc. for nine years from 1985 to 1994. From 1965 to 1985, Norrie held several positions at Texscan Corporation, including Vice President and General Manager of the Test Equipment Division in Indianapolis, IN, where he earned the respect of Jim Luksch, Chief Executive Officer and Bob Palle, President of Blonder Tongue. Norrie was not only their respected fellow employee, but also a dear friend.

Norrie provided an organized and precise approach to material and production planning at BT. Under Norrie’s leadership his team ensured that BT exceeded customer expectations for timeliness of production and delivery.  Norrie will be greatly missed as a leader, colleague and friend.

About Blonder Tongue
Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. together with R. L. Drake Holdings, LLC – its wholly owned subsidiary – offer customers more than 130 years of combined engineering and manufacturing excellence with solid histories of delivering reliable, quality products. As a leader in the field of Cable Television Communications, the Company provides system operators and integrators serving the cable, broadcast, satellite, IPTV, institutional and professional video markets with comprehensive solutions for the provision of content contribution, distribution and video delivery to homes and businesses. The Company designs, manufactures, sells and supports an equipment portfolio of standard and high definition digital video solutions, as well as core analog video and high speed data solutions for distribution over coax, fiber and IP networks. Additional information on the Company and its products can be found at, and

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The information set forth above includes “forward-looking” statements and accordingly, the cautionary statements contained in Blonder Tongue’s Annual Report and Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 (See Item 1: Business, Item 1A: Risk Factors, Item 3: Legal Proceedings and Item 7: Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations), and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission are incorporated herein by reference.  The words “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “project”, “target”, “intend”, “plan”, “seek”, “estimate”, “endeavor”, “should”, “could”, “may” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  In addition, any statements that refer to projections for our future financial performance, our anticipated growth trends in our business and other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s analysis only as of the date hereof. Blonder Tongue undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof.  Blonder Tongue’s actual results may differ from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in Blonder Tongue’s “forward-looking” statements.

James A. Luksch
Chief Executive Officer

Bob Pallé




SOURCE: Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc.