THANK YOU to all members who participated by casting their vote! 

Congratulations to the SMPTE Poland Section for having the highest percentage of voter participation in 2018, with 51.16% of Section members participating in the elections!  Way to Go!

The Election Integrity Committee met on 7 May 2018 to verify the results of the 2018 SMPTE Section Elections. 

The results appear below:

Atlanta Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Bob Baker, Turner Broadcasting

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Dewey Newton

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Andre Normil Jr., Turner
  • Steven Riedl, Turner Broadcasting Systems
  • George Wicker, Utah Scientific

Australia Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Paul Broderick, Telstra

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Michael Day, Telstra Corporation

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Johnny Tran, Switch Media
  • Paul Maroni, PMPRO PTY LTD
  • Anna Lockwood, Telstra
  • John Lock, Strategy Software

Detroit Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Frank J. Maynard, WWJ-TV & WKBD-TV (CBS)

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Chuck Reti, CBS Television Stations

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Raymond Previ
  • Chris Hill

Managers for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Gerard Matthews, Cutters Studios Detroit
  • Dave Wertheimer, Art Institute of Michigan

Florida Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Ken Botelho, Principle Engineering Consultant

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Brian Slusarz

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Richard Pearson, Ericsson
  • Joe Addalia, Hearst Television
  • Robert Stratton, a.i. Solutions

Hollywood Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Jim DeFilippis, TMS Consulting Inc.

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Linda Rosner, Artisans PR

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Joachim Zell, EFILM
  • Greg Ciaccio, SIM International
  • Brian Gaffney, CODEX

Hong Kong Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Tony Ngai, Salon Films (H.K.) Ltd.

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Noel Leung

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Wai Boon Leung
  • Calvin Ng, Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Limited
  • Peter Chu, DTT Network Consulting

India Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Ujwal Nirgudkar

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • S.S. Nair, TASS Services India Pvt Ltd
  • Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020
  • Rahul Purav, FUTUREWORKS MEDIA LTD.

Italy Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Alfredo Bartelletti, BLT Italia

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Davide Moro, Studio Ingegneria Davide Moro

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Christiano Benzi, Eutelsat
  • Manlio Cruciatti, MC Consulting sas
  • Luca Mariani, SKY Italia

Montréal/ Québec Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Daniel Guévin, CBC/Radio-Canada

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • François Bourdua, VS-TEK, Strategies & Technololgies

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Alexander Dugas, CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Daniel Despa, Communication Didcom
  • Michel Poirier, Solotech Inc.

Ottawa Subsection

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Jeff Moore, Ross Video

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Troy English, Ross Video

New England Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Martin P. Feldman, The Camera Company, Inc.

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Paul R. Beck,  The Museum of Broadcast Technology

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Paul Cintolo, Comrex Corporation
  • Gerry Field, American Public Television
  • Rick Zach, RF Consult of New England, LLC

New York Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Jeff Cohen, IMT-Vislink

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • John J. Cerquone, CER-TEC Incorporated

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Mark L. Forman, Mark Forman Productions Corp.
  • Eric Hirschberger, ABC Television
  • Nick Laborne, ABC Television

Connecticut Subsection

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Brian F. Kobylarz, Tele-Cine Productions

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Wes Simpson, Telecom Product Consulting

Long Island Subsection

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Raymond Blumenthal, Adorama Business Solutions

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Jena Rappolt-Noyes, Kussmaul Electronics

Ohio Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • John R. Owen, Q Communications, LLC

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Gene L. Batey, Consultant

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Jeffry Johnson, Great Lakes Science Center
  • Ed Shrider, Lyon Video Inc.

Pacific Northwest Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Mark Siegel, Advanced Broadcast Solutions

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Simon Church, NBC News

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Libby Magnuson, Ross Video
  • Larry Huisinga, Microsoft
  • Andrew Rosen, DSR

Philadelphia Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • James Lien, AC Video Solutions

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Rick Gamble, Stepdog Media

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Dover Mundt, Canon U.S.A. Inc.
  • Steven Tadzynski, Laurel Video Productions
  • Derek R. Flickinger, Comcast Corporation

Pittsburgh Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Daniel Turk, NEP Group

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Bill Molzon, Waynesburg University

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Gregory Abel, Sony Electronics PSA
  • Paul Byers, WQED Multimedia
  • Will Zavala, Pittsburgh Filmmakers

Poland Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Kamil Rutkowski, DI Factory

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Mateusz Karolak, nc+

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Tomasz Witkowski, Sundog Media Toolkit Ltd.
  • Maciej Mika, DI Factory
  • Irena Gruca-Rozbicka, FIlmPRO

Managers for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Szymon Haly, Skytechnology Sp. z o.o
  • Jakub Gromek, Advatech Sp z o.o.
  • Lukasz Janas, VOWOS LTD

Russian Federation Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Oleg Berezin, Nevafilm

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Sergey Puskov, Kinocomfort

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Dmitry Chekalin, Cinema & Photo Research Institute (NIKFI)
  • Alexander Peregudov, VGTRK (All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company)
  • Sergey Rozhkov, Cinema & Photo Research Institute (NIKFI)

Sacramento Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Tim Walker, Grass Valley, A Belden Brand

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Mona Smothers, Ewing-Foley, Inc.

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Scott Matics, Telestream, LLC
  • Gil Mazzi, Grass Valley, A Belden Brand
  • Remington Maxwell, Grass Valley, A Belden Brand

San Francisco Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Keith I. Graham, Graham Associates

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Matt Lavine, Bug ID, Inc.

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Gary Mandle, Sony Electronics, Inc.
  • Steve Lampen, Consultant

Toronto Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Leigh Whitcomb, Imagine Communications

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Sylvia Fantin, Tektronix

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Nadia Aftab, CBC Radio-Canada
  • Neal Bilow, Chromata Solutions
  • Stosh Durbacz, Fujifilm, Optical Devices Division

Western Canada Subsection

Subsection Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Oliver Eichel, Knowledge Network Corp.

Subsection Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Jeffrey Furlong, Applied Electronics

United Kingdom Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Simon Gauntlett, Dolby

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Andrew Johnston, AJ Consultants

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Paul Gardiner, Sony Europe Ltd.
  • Andy Rayner, Nevion
  • Phil Tudor, BBC

Washington DC Section

Chair for a one-year term of 1 July 2018– 30 June 2019

  • Tom Hackett, Communications Engineering Inc. (CEI)

Secretary/Treasurer for a one-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Melissa Davis, Evertz Microsystems 

Managers for a two-year term of 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2020

  • Steve Wynn, Sony
  • Louise Gebel, Chesapeake Systems
  • James E. O’Neal, TV Technology

 


 

The Winners of the 2018 Section Election Raffle Prizes Are:

  • 1 Grand Prize - One complimentary ticket to the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition – Chris Bone, Hollywood Section
  • 1 Second Prize - One complimentary year of membership dues – David Crane, Australia Section
  • 3 Third Prizes - $50 gift certificate to the SMPTE Store
    • Philip Scofield, United Kingdom
    • Paul Hearty, Hollywood Section
    • Bill Hogan, Hollywood Section
  • 5 Runner-Up Prizes - $25 gift certificate to the SMPTE Store
    • Walter Raps, New York Section
    • Bill Foster, United Kingdom Section
    • Kevin Hyland, Hollywood Section
    • Simon Martineau, Montreal/Quebec
    • Edward Holmes, Toronto

Congratulations to all and thanks for your participation!