Kevin Kirkpatrick is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Comtech Xicom Technology, a leading supplier of tube-based and solid state uplink amplifiers for commercial and defense satellite communication markets. He is responsible for strategy, product definition, sales, and business development. Prior to working at Xicom, Mr. Kirkpatrick worked at Varian Associates in both Engineering and Marketing positions. He holds an Engineering degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.