Kenneth C. Fuller elected president of SMPTE

Will begin two-year term Jan. 1

Kenneth C. Fuller, who is director of engineering, North America, at Azcar Technologies, has been elected president of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers' Board of Governors.

He will begin a two-year term on Jan. 1, succeeding Robert Kisor, who is vp, engineering and technical services at Paramount Pictures.

Rounding out the newly-elected board officers are Sony Electronics' Peter Lude, executive vp; CBS' Bob Siedel, financial vp; and Microsoft's Pat Griffis, secretary/treasurer.

Fuller, a SMPTE fellow, is the society's current executive vp. He won five Emmys for his work on NBC's Olympics coverage in Salt Lake City, Sydney and Atlanta.

Looking ahead, he noted that SMPTE, an international standards setting body, is at work on new standards for 3-D in the home and for broadband delivery.

Membership and education are also key areas of focus. "Our biggest challenge is to get new talent into the organization," Fuller said. "As the industry transitions from traditional broadcasting, we have to attract talent that is out there creating content."
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