John Dale III Named Chairman, CEO and President of Media Links
Dale succeeds Takatsugu Ono, who will retire at the end of March 2017
March 20, 2017
– Media Links announced the appointment of John Dale III, a longtime
Media Links technologist, senior executive and board director, as its new chairman,
CEO and president, effective April 1, 2017. Dale succeeds Takatsugu Ono, who
will retire at the end of March 2017.
Dale will be responsible for navigating Media
Links through its next phase of evolution as TV broadcasters, cable operators
and global service providers continue their transition from digital video to IP
networks and infrastructure. Media Links, with its flagship MD8000 transport
solutions, are considered the innovative pioneers in this transition and are at
the heart of many global sporting events, political conventions, and other high
profile media events that have served to replace existing digital video
networks with an IP infrastructure.
Dale’s career spans more than 30 years
where he served most recently as chief marketing officer and member of the
Media Links board of directors. He has held a number of executive and business
development positions within the broadcast industry and Media Links, which he
joined in 2005. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial
engineering from the University of Dayton. Over the last 10-plus years, Dale
has been the Media Links technology evangelist, where he planned and drove
product strategies, development roadmaps and market launches.
Dale has been instrumental in driving the
development of the IP for media through his involvement in various industry
groups, most notably the Video Services Forum he is a director as well as co-chair
of the High Bit Rate Audio Video and the J2K Activity Groups. His involvement
in the Standardization and Productization of J2K Interoperability was
recognized with a Technical & Engineering Emmy® Award
presentation to Media Links.
Media Links will be showcasing its media over IP
portfolio of advanced networking solutions at NAB 2017 in booth SU5021.