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Telephonics’ president and CEO receives honorary chief petty officer designation from U.S. Coast Guard

Joseph Battaglia

Farmingdale, NY-based Telephonics Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, has announced that its president and CEO, Joseph Battaglia, has been awarded the honorary title of chief petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).

The honorary title of chief petty officer makes the recipient a non-commissioned officer of the USCG. Chief Battaglia was selected for the designation after decades of steadfast and active support of USCG programs and the Coast Guard Foundation. Beyond Telephonics corporate sponsorship, Chief Battaglia has devoted many hours of personal time over the years to grassroots USCG-related endeavors.

“This is an incredible honor and one I will always be thankful for,” said Chief Battaglia. “In my personal and professional life, I have had numerous opportunities to work closely with active and retired members of the USCG. After witnessing first hand their dedication to their country and their families for so many years, I am very humbled to receive this recognition from those I greatly admire and respect.”

Telephonics' high-technology engineering and manufacturing capabilities provide integrated information, communication, and sensor system solutions to military and commercial markets worldwide. Telephonics specializes in aircraft intercommunication systems, wireless communication systems, radars, identification friend or foe products, integrated security systems, air traffic management systems, aerospace electronics, and the performance of threat and radar system analyses. Griffon Corp., of New York is a diversified management and holding company that conducts business through wholly-owned subsidiaries.