Glen Reitmeier elected ATSC chairman

Glenn Reitmeier, vice president of technology policy, standards and strategy at NBC Universal, has been elected as the 2007 board chairman of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC).

Reitmeier has been an active participant in ATSC since its creation, contributing to its technology and standards group, the planning committee and the board’s strategic planning and membership subcommittees.

He was a key member of the Digital HDTV Grand Alliance from 1993 to 1996, and 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. He holds more than 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, which include: Jay Adrick, vice president of 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 of technology, CBS, was reelected to the board, along with returning 2007 members: Lynn Claudy, NAB; Brian Markwalter, CEA; Gavin Schutz, SMPTE; Sterling Davis, Cox Broadcasting; Victor Tawil, MSTV; Ed Barrett, Sony; and Wayne Luplow, Zenith. IEEE has appointed Yiyan Wu, CRC, to serve on the ATSC Board.