Press Release

07/12/2022 Press Release – Bascom Hunter Acquires TelGaAs, Inc.


BATON ROUGE, LA, July 12, 2022 – Bascom Hunter, a leading provider of advanced products and solutions for the aerospace and defense markets, today announced that it has acquired TelGaAs, Inc.  TelGaAs was founded by Darrell Bengfort, Dr. Robert Goldwasser, and Bill Lazechko in 1995 and provides custom, cutting-edge microwave and millimeter wave components and subsystems, used in radar, satellite communication, electronic intelligence, aerospace, and commercial applications. The company is based in O’Fallon, MO.

The acquisition strengthens and expands Bascom Hunter’s radiofrequency (RF) capabilities and allows the organization to provide a broader and enhanced range of solutions. “TelGaAs has a long history of designing and developing state-of-the-art RF solutions for challenging applications. The company has highly engaged employees with deep domain expertise and a strong focus on the customer mission,” said Bascom Hunter’s CEO, Andrew McCandless.

TelGaAs will be aligned under Bascom Hunter’s BH Tech brand, a leading provider of defense market products and solutions in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Communications for the challenges facing warfighters. BH Tech delivers next generation capabilities and customized solutions by leveraging expertise in semiconductor technologies, RF circuits, integrated photonics, software, digital electronics, and neural networks.

Mr. McCandless added, “TelGaAs is a synergistic acquisition that shares Bascom Hunter’s commitment to technical excellence, quality, and customer satisfaction. I’m excited about the expertise that their employees will bring to Bascom Hunter for RF product design and manufacturer.” Bascom Hunter continues to explore partnerships and opportunities to expand the cross-domain value to its customers.

About Bascom Hunter:

Bascom Hunter delivers products and solutions for extreme applications in the aerospace and defense markets. With two distinct brands, Xcelaero and BH Tech, Bascom Hunter has a mission of delivering unrivaled results. Xcelaero encompasses environmental control components and systems. BH Tech offers advanced electronics solutions. Bascom Hunter is AS 9100 and ISO 9001 Certified with products meeting a range of aerospace and military standards while demonstrating superior performance.


Stacey McCarthy
Bascom Hunter Technologies, Inc.
1 Bascom Way
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 590-3553