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CableLabs, a non-profit research and development consortium based in Louisville, Colo., recently selected Dr. Paul Liao as its next president and CEO. The selection was announced at the organizations board meeting in Washington, D.C. Liao replaces Dr. Richard R. Green, who has led the laboratory since 1988 and will be retiring at the end of 2009.

"Paul gives us the perfect blend of laboratory and research knowledge, as well as experienced business leadership," said Brian L. Roberts, CableLabs board chairman and CEO of Comcast. "The Board is united in its view that Paul is the right person to lead the laboratory going forward."

Liao has most recently served as vice president and chief technology officer for the Panasonic Corp. of North America and has previously held positions at Bell Communications Research and Bell Laboratories. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University and is a recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Millennium Medal.

CableLabs was founded in 1988 by members of the cable television industry and is dedicated to the pursuit of new cable telecommunications technologies and assisting cable operator members integrate these technologies into their operations.