Posted on December 5, 2006 in Press Releases
Jay Adrick, Joseph Flaherty, John Godfrey and Craig Todd elected to the Board of Directors
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 5, 2006 – Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) have elected Glenn Reitmeier, VP, Technology Policy, Standards and Strategy, NBC Universal, to be the 2007 Chairman of the Board of Directors. He has been an active participant in ATSC since its inception, contributing to its technology and standards group, the planning committee and the board’s strategic planning and membership subcommittees.
“This is an exciting time for the ATSC as we define the next stage of the digital revolution in television broadcasting,” said Reitmeier. “I look forward to working with all of our members to develop the standards that will create new capabilities for delivering content to consumers through innovative DTV products and services.”
Reitmeier was a key member of the Digital HDTV Grand Alliance from 1993 to 1996, which laid the framework for the original ATSC DTV Standard. He is the recipient of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers” (SMPTE) Progress Medal and the Leitch Gold Medal, and is an inaugural member of the Consumer Electronics Association’s Academy of Digital Television Pioneers. Reitmeier holds over 50 patents in digital video technology and is recognized in the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame.
ATSC members also elected three new members to the board including Jay Adrick, Vice President Broadcast Technology Architecture, Broadcast Communications Division, Harris; John Godfrey, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs, Samsung; and Craig Todd, Senior Vice President and CTO, Dolby Laboratories. Joseph Flaherty, Senior Vice President, Technology, CBS; was reelected to the Board.
Returning board members for 2007 are Lynn Claudy, NAB; Brian Markwalter, CEA; Gavin Schutz, SMPTE; Sterling Davis, Cox Broadcasting; Joseph Flaherty, CBS; Victor Tawil, MSTV; Ed Barrett, Sony; and Wayne Luplow, Zenith. IEEE has appointed Yiyan Wu, CRC to serve on the ATSC Board.
Lindsay Shelton-Gross, ATSC (202) 872-9160, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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