The recipients will be honored at the NAB Show Technology
Luncheon, sponsored by Ustream, on April 10.
Established in 1959, the peer-nominated Engineering
Achievement Awards are given for significant contributions to advancing broadcast
Adrick has been vice president of broadcast technology in
the CTO Group of Harris Corporation since 2008, and he has been with Harris since
1996. Adrik previously worked as a professor of broadcast communications and
director of radio and TV at Xavier University. He also served as an engineer
and design consultant at radio and TV stations in the Akron and Cincinnati,
Adrick contributed to the conversion to digital television
in the early 1990s, and to the Harris/PBS DTV Express mobile demonstration
system. He continues to work on the rollout of ATSC mobile digital television.
He has also led technical teams on broadcast system
implementations worldwide and has participated in Society of Broadcast
Engineers, SMPTE and NAB educational efforts. Adrick has served as vice-chair
and on the board of directors of Advanced Television Systems Committee and
chaired the Open Mobile Video Coalition Mobile DTV Forum. Aldrick also led the
ATSC’s development of an EAS for mobile DTV.
Charles will receive an NAB Service to Broadcast Engineering
award, honoring his “extraordinary service to the industry,” the NAB says. He
is credited with serving his company and the Society of Broadcast Engineers. Charles
has served on the SBE Board and as an Ennes Trustee, in addition to being named
as a senior member, fellow and two-time Engineer of the Year.
Charles has also served on the FCC National Advisory
Committee for the EAS, and improving the EAS and educating broadcasters about
compliance is one of his best-known accomplishments. He has also served on the
FCC’s Communications Security Reliability and Interoperability Council, the
Wisconsin State Emergency Communications Committee and its Amber Alert Committee,
the Dane County (Wis.) EAS Committee, the MSTV Engineering Committee and the
NAB TV Technology Committee. Charles is also active in the Wisconsin
Broadcasters Association and has chaired its Broadcasters Clinic.
Current Telos Alliance CEO Foti served as chief engineer at
FM stations in the 1970s at WMMS/WHK in Cleveland, KSAN/KNEW in San Francisco
and WHTZ (“Z-100”) in New York. He went on to found Cutting Edge Technologies,
and in 1992, he merged with Telos Systems, rebranding his audio processing line
as the Omnia Audio division of Telos. He is also a broadcast audio processing
visionary, holding patents and creating innovations used industry-wide.