Communications Systems chairman Curt Sampson announces retirement
Communications Systems announced that Curtis A. Sampson has retired as the company's chairman of the board, but that he will continue as a member of the board with the title, "Chairman Emeritus." Sampson founded CSI in 1969, took the company public in 1981, and then led it to become a national force in telecommunications components and systems. Under Curt Sampson's leadership, CSI also spun off two other public companies operating cable television systems and rural telephone companies. The company also announced today that Roger Lacey, CSI's Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman, has been named as the Executive Chairman of the CSI Board of Directors. Lacey will continue to serve as CEO of CSI, but the company anticipates that in 2019 a new CEO will be appointed to lead CSI.