Management Team

John Regazzi

John Regazzi

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Mr. Regazzi has served as Co-Chief Executive Office since June 2017 and Chief Technical Officer of Giga-tronics since August 2016. Since joining Giga-tronics in 2001 he has held the position of President and General Manager, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Engineering and Chief Executive Officer. Previous experience includes 22 years at Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies in various design and management positions associated with their microwave sweeper and synthesizer product lines. His final position at Agilent Technologies was as a senior engineering manager. Mr. Regazzi is known across the industry for his RF and Microwave expertise in military and aerospace applications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.

Lutz P. Henckels

Lutz P. Henckels

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial Officer

Dr. Henckels has served as a member of the Company’s Board since 2011 and will continue to serve on the Company’s Board. Dr. Henckels is a Managing Member of Alara Capital AVI II (formerly the Company’s largest shareholder) and has over 20 years’ experience serving as Chief Executive Officer of the private and public technology companies HiQ Solar, SyntheSys Research (acquired by Tektronix/Danaher), LeCroy Corporation (LCRY), and HHB Systems (HHBX). Dr. Henckels is the recipient of the first John Fluke Sr. Memorial Award, along with David Packard, Joe Keithley, and Alex D’Arbeloff. The John Fluke Sr. Memorial Award was established in 1986 to honor executives who have led their companies with innovative engineering or business management. Dr. Henckels holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He graduated Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi, and is also a graduate of the OMP program of Harvard Business School. Dr. Henckels has also been a director of multiple publicly traded companies, including Ikos, Inframetrics, and LeCroy.

Armand Pantalone

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Pantalone joined Giga-tronics in July 2016 as the Director of RADAR & EW Test Solutions. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pantalone worked at Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems Division. In his 20 years at Raytheon, he held a variety of technical and leadership positions associated with RADAR and missile defense programs. Previous experience includes 10 years at Northrop Grumman/Nordeen Systems as an RF & Microwave engineer specializing in the design of RADAR systems including system integration and flight testing. Armand is a 1987 graduate of Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY with a dual degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Tim Ursprung

Vice President Sales and Marketing

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ursprung worked at Rodelco Electronics Company as the head of sales in the RF/Microwave Integrated Microwave Assembly marketspace promoting Highly Complex solutions for Electronic Warfare and Radar applications. Prior to Rodelco, Mr. Ursprung was owner of a manufacturer’s representative firm for eight years, EOX Sales LLC, covering the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast territory. In addition, Mr. Ursprung was Vice President Sales and Marketing for Aeroflex Test Solutions for ten years in charge of all activities in the Americas. Tim is a 1982 graduate of Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY with a degree in Engineering and Management.

Jeffrey S. Towne

Vice President of Operations

Prior to joining Giga-tronics, Mr. Towne was an Operations Manager for Amazon.com.  Mr. Towne has served 22 years in the US Air Force as an Electronic Warfare Officer.  While in the Air Force, he held numerous leadership positions in flying units and aviation program management.  Mr. Towne holds a master’s degree in history and is a SIX SIGMA Green Belt, LEAN certified, and holds Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. 

Traci K. Mitchell

Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer

Prior to joining Giga-tronics, Ms. Mitchell was the Director of Global Finance for Console Connect and Corporate Controller for Keyssa, Inc.  Previously, Ms. Mitchell was an owner of a consulting firm for ten years providing accounting services to several Bay area clients, some of which include Ion Torrent, Sensys and Omneon Inc.  In addition, Ms. Mitchell held financial management positions with several large Bay area companies including eBay, Inc., Informix Systems and Symantec Corporation.  Ms. Mitchell is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of California and a graduate of San Jose State University with a degree in Business Administration, Accounting.