Posted on December 29, 2009 in Press Releases
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2009 – Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) have elected Wayne C. Luplow to serve as the Chairman of the ATSC Board of Directors.
Luplow is the Vice President of HDTV Standards and Promotion for Zenith, the U.S. R&D subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc.. Active in the ATSC for many years, Luplow has served on the ATSC board since 1992.
A Life Fellow of the IEEE, Luplow currently serves as Chairman of the Video Systems Engineering Committee of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). He is a long-time ally of broadcasters and a leader in the digital TV transition and mobile DTV. Luplow was Zenith’s primary representative for the “Digital HDTV Grand Alliance” research consortium, formed in 1993 to develop the industry-standard DTV broadcast system, which was the basis for the ATSC A/53 DTV Standard. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin; and a Master of Science degree, also in electrical engineering, from the University of Pennsylvania.
“Wayne’s wealth of experience in industry standards development combined with his dedication to the ongoing progression of DTV technology will make him a great chairman,” said Mark Richer, ATSC President.
Luplow will succeed Glenn Reitmeier, NBC-Universal who has served as Chairman of the ATSC Board for three consecutive years which is the limit prescribed by the organization’s Bylaws. Reitmeier will continue to serve on the board as a Director.
Board members for 2010, in addition to Reitmeier and Luplow, are: Lynn Claudy, NAB; Brian Markwalter, CEA; Wendy Aylsworth, SMPTE; Sterling Davis, Cox Media Group; Joseph Flaherty, CBS; Andy Scott, NCTA; Jay Adrick, Harris; Victor Tawil, MSTV; John Godfrey, Samsung; Craig Todd, Dolby; Jim Kutzner, PBS, Anthony Caruso, CBC and Michael Isnardi, IEEE.
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Lindsay Shelton-Gross, ATSC (202)872-9160 or via email Lindsay Shelton-Gross
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