2011 SBPLI Golf Outing

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 8:00pm

On July 28, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) held its 2nd annual Fred Breithut Memorial Golf Outing at Stonebridge Golf Links and Country Club in Smithtown. Approximately 100 golfers took part in the golf outing, which is named in honor of SBPLI's Founder, Fred Breithut, who passed away on April 26, 2010.

This year's outing honored Frank W. Otto, President of Long Island Forum for Technology, and Joe Kaminsky, a software engineering manager with Motorola Solutions.

Mr. Otto previously worked at Grumman Aerospace Corporation's Aerodynamics Group evaluating foreign threat aircrafts before becoming Chief Hydrodynamicist in the Marine Systems Division. In 1979, he became part of EDO Corporation and served in various positions in the advanced systems and engineering departments before becoming Director of Operations for the Government Systems Division. He worked his way up, holding positions such as General Manager of the Marine & Aircraft Systems Division, Group Vice President of Integrated Systems and Structures, and eventually became EDO Corporation's Corporate Executive Vice President. In 2007, he joined Com Tech Telecommunications as Senior Vice President of Operations.

Mr. Kaminsky leads a team of software developers in creating a software platform architecture for a line of handheld mobile computers. Before joining Motorola, he designed data acquisition systems software at Grumman Aerospace Corporation in their Structural Test Group and with digital voice communications systems software at Telephonics Inc. He also developed aircraft cockpit instrumentation/fuel gauging software at Parker Hannifin Corporation.

Golfers enjoyed dinner, live music, raffles and a silent auction. All proceeds went to help support the costs associated with next year’s Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, which costs SBPLI more than $250,000 to host.