SMPTE Announces Results of the 2008 Section Elections

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers announced today the results of the 2008 Section Elections. The newly elected Officers and Managers listed below will begin their terms on July 1, 2008.

Atlanta
Chair: T.J. Scott, Grass Valley Inc.

Secretary/Treasurer: Zandra Clarke, Turner Entertainment Networks

Managers:
Mark G. Fehlig, Georgia Public Broadcasting
Donald "Quincy" Johnson, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc
Kenneth N. Miller, Comprehensive Technical Group

Australia

Chair: Ward C. Hansford, Tandberg Television

Secretary/Treasurer: Michael Day, Premier Media Group

Managers:
Peter Stavrianos, SBS Corporation
John Nachef, Cisco Systems
Mark Woodley, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Detroit

Chair: Charles W. Reti, Ford Motor Company / TAC Automotive

Secretary/Treasurer: Robert A. Zeichner, Roscor

Managers:
David S. Wertheimer, The Art Institute of Michigan
Frank J. Maynard, WKBD-TV/WWJ-TV
W. Wallace Murray, AT&T

Hollywood

Chair: Paul R. Chapman, FotoKem

Secretary/Treasurer: Allan J. Schollnick, THX Ltd.

Managers:
Eric Gsell, Dolby Laboratories
Henry Gu, Silk Software Corp.
Bruce Berke, Eastman Kodak Co.

Hong Kong

Chair: Tony Ngai(Tin Ming), SalonFilms (HK) Ltd.

Secretary/Treasurer: Oonagh Ching Man Chan, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Managers:
Fung, Tze-Cheong, Digital Magic Ltd.
Leung Wai Boon, Television Broadcasts Ltd.
Wong Wing Fu, Tony, Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Ltd.

Italy

Chair: Franco Visintin, Consultant

Secretary/Treasurer: Federico Savina, Consultant

Managers:
Manlio Cruciatti, R. T. I. Spa
Alberto Simonetti, Ianiro
Giampaolo Giusti, Technicolor, SpA

Montreal/Quebec

Chair: Daniel GuÈvin, CBC/Radio-Canada

Secretary/Treasurer: Richard Bourbonniěre, Sony of Canada

Managers for a 2-year term (July 2008 - June 2010)
RenÈ Villeneuve, Le Groupe NumÈrique Inc.
Daniel Despa, Communications DIDCOM Inc
Gilles Morency, Leitch

Managers for a 1-year term (July 2008 - June 2009)
Denis Beauchamp, CBC/Radio-Canada
Jean-Claude Krelic, Miranda
Ann-Marie Kuziomko, Sono VidÈo inc.

Nashville

Chair: William Michael (Mike) Quinn, DNF Controls, Inc.

Secretary/Treasurer: Michael S. Arnold, NorthStar Studios

Managers:
Jon Edward Waltz, NVision, Inc.
John M. Nichols, Great American Country
Sean Miller, Watkins Film School

New York

Chair: Douglas I. Sheer, DIS Consulting Corp.

Secretary/Treasurer: Herb Ohlandt, Rock Consulting

Managers:
Eileen M. Pedersen, CBS
Tim Dwight, Creative Bubble
Bruce Follmer, ABC Television Network

Philadelphia

Chair: Kenneth A. Herr, Air Products

Secretary/Treasurer: Dave Muckel, Comcast Spotlight

Managers:
William J. Weber, WHYY, Inc.
Jim Lien, Christie Digital Systems
Richard E. Kaelberer, PA Public Television Network

Rochester

Chair: Patrick Loughney, George Eastman House Museum

Secretary/Treasurer: Barry Chow, Genesee Community College

Managers:
David Lynn Long, Rochester Institute of Technology
Edward E. Stratmann, George Eastman House
Ricardo R. Figueroa, Eastman Kodak

Rocky Mountain

Chair: James Schoedler, JB Schoedler Associates

Secretary/Treasurer: John Switzer, Sony Electronics Inc.

Managers:
Brian Chavez, Omneon
David Diels, Pathfire
Brad Torr, Harris Corporation

Sacramento

Chair: Robert Hudelson, NVISION, Inc.

Secretary/Treasurer: Mark Narveson, Thomson Grass Valley

Managers:
Robert Sherman, NVISION, Inc.
Mona Smothers, Ewing-Foley, Inc.
Tim Stoffel, KNPB-TV

San Francisco

Chair: Peter Hammar, Hammar Communications

Secretary/Treasurer: C. Jason Mancebo, Network Appliance

Managers:
John Goodell, Goodell & Associates
Stephen H. Lampen, Belden Wire & Cable
Bill Reckwerdt, Video Clarity

Toronto

Chair: Reid Robertson, Panasonic Canada, Inc.

Secretary/Treasurer: Mike Prest, Consultant

Managers:
Marlene Graham, Harris Corp Leitch Bus Unit
Leigh Whitcomb, Harris Corp Leitch Bus Unit
Andrew Thomas, Rogers Sportsnet

Washington DC

Chair: Karl J. Kuhn, Tektronix, Inc.

Secretary/Treasurer: James Snyder, Communications Engineering Inc. (CEI)

Managers:
Robert L. Natwick, Utah Scientific
James Edward O'Neal, TV Technology (NewBay Media)
Rudolph John Niznansky, Thomson

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Founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry. SMPTE has earned a strong reputation for its work in developing industry standards, recommended practices and engineering guidelines. SMPTE also publishes the award-winning SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal. SMPTE worldwide members include engineers and other technical professionals, directors and educators working in the technical and creative provisioning of motion pictures, television and new media. SMPTE also hosts more than 200 sustaining (corporate) members. Visit SMPTE online at www.smpte.org.