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White Plains, NY—May 8, 2007
Smpte Announces New Staff Hires
Industry Veteran Symes and Association Professional Tomko Add Value to SMPTE Headquarters
he Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is pleased to announce the hiring of two new staff members for key leadership positions. Peter Symes will join the Society as Director of Standards & Engineering at the end of June. Heather Tomko recently joined as Director of Marketing.
Peter Symes has nearly 40 years experience in broadcast television and is currently manager, advanced technology for Grass Valley, Inc. In this role he is the liaison among many groups on a range of technology topics, with emphasis on issues related to industry standards and patents.
Peter began his television career in the planning and installation department of the British Broadcasting Corporation, where he led a group responsible for acquisition and installation of studio cameras and related systems. Subsequently he worked in product management roles in Philips and at Central Dynamics Limited in Montreal.
He moved to the United States in 1983, joining Grass Valley Group as a product manager responsible for products including the 300-series production switcher and the Kaleidoscope digital effects system. During his 23+ years with the company he has represented Grass Valley in a number of organizations including ATSC and SMPTE. He holds several patents and is the joint recipient of an Emmy award for the architecture of a digital picture processor.
In recent years Peter worked closely with internal and external legal teams on a range of intellectual property issues, and has contributed to the patent policies of both ATSC and SMPTE.
Peter has written and presented numerous papers at industry conferences, is the author of Digital Video Compression, published by McGraw-Hill, and has taught compression technology in many venues, including the UCLA short course program.
He has been a member of SMPTE for some 30 years and is a Fellow of the Society. During these years he has chaired numerous committees, founded the Sacramento Section, served on the Board of Governors, and as Engineering Director, Television, Engineering Vice President, and Financial Vice President.
Heather Tomko comes to SMPTE with a creative and marketing background, having recently served as Director, Creative Services for the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers. During her eight-year tenure at SCTE, she received three promotions for her outstanding service to the Society, increasingly giving her more responsibility in the marketing and communications department. Tomko graduated cum laude from Salisbury University.
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For more than a century, the people of SMPTE (pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has received an Oscar
and multiple Emmy
Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery engineering across the industry. SMPTE has developed thousands of standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines, more than 800 of which are currently in force today. SMPTE Time Code™ and the ubiquitous SMPTE Color Bars™ are just two examples of SMPTE’s notable work. As it enters its second century, SMPTE is shaping the next generation of standards and providing education for the industry to ensure interoperability as the industry evolves further into IT- and IP-based workflows.
SMPTE’s global membership today includes more than 7,000 members: motion-imaging executives, creatives, technologists, researchers, and students who volunteer their time and expertise to SMPTE’s standards development and educational initiatives. A partnership with the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) connects SMPTE and its membership with the businesses and individuals who support the creation and finishing of media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at
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