SMPTE appoints 2016 directors and governers-at-large

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Board of Governors has named the Society’s 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large. Chris Fetner of Netflix and Leon Silverman of Disney Digital Studio Services were named SMPTE governors-at-large. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, has reappointed Bob Edge and Paul Treleaven to serve as standards directors along with the newly appointed Dave Schnuelle.

Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, has reappointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick as education directors. Peter Weitzel has been reappointed as international membership director, and Karl Joseph Kuhn was reappointed to serve as the North American membership director by William Miller, membership vice president.

“The Society couldn’t be in better hands as we move forward into the next 100 years of SMPTE,” said Robert Seidel, SMPTE president and vice president of engineering and advanced technology at CBS. “The 2016 directors and governors have the experience and vision to guide SMPTE’s continuing success in developing standards that shape the motion-imaging industry and in providing the educational and professional resources that support engagement in this robust and dynamic field.”

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