Larry Thorpe, long a senior broadcast executive at Sony, is leaving the company January 5. Currently senior vice president of Content Creation Systems, Thorpe, in recent years, spearheaded Sony’s developments in high-definition and digital cinema production.
A holder of 10 broadcast patents, Thorpe has been closely associated with Sony broadcast cameras since he joined the company in 1982. He has represented the manufacturer on various standards bodies including the ATSC, FCC and SMPTE.
Prior to Sony, Thorpe worked for RCA’s Broadcast Division and before that, the British Broadcasting Corporation. He’s an IEE Graduate (1961) of the College of Technology in Dublin, Ireland and received his Chartered Engineer (C. Eng.) and MIEE distinction in 1961 from the Institute of Electrical Engineers in London, England.
Thorpe will be replaced by Robert Willox, who will serve as general manager of Content Creation Systems.