Board Selects Dr. Paul Liao As New Leader for CableLabs®
Louisville, Colorado, June 10, 2009—The CableLabs® Board of Directors has selected Dr. Paul Liao as the next President and CEO of the laboratory. The announcement came after a CableLabs Board meeting Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
"Paul gives us the perfect blend of laboratory and research knowledge, as well as experienced business leadership," said CableLabs Board Chairman Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast. "The Board is united in its view that Paul is the right person to lead the laboratory going forward."
Dr. Liao most recently served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Panasonic Corporation of North America and has led Panasonic's technology direction and R&D in North America. Prior to joining Panasonic, he held a number of positions at Bell Communications Research, Inc. (Bellcore) and Bell Laboratories. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University and is a recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Millennium Medal.
Liao replaces Dr. Richard R. Green, who has led the laboratory since September 1988. Green announced in September 2008 that he would retire as CEO of CableLabs when his contract expires in December 2009.
"I feel extremely honored to be selected to follow in the footsteps of Dick Green," said Liao. "Over the years, I have watched CableLabs create a continuous string of successes and seen it grow in prestige under his leadership. It's an exciting time to be joining CableLabs and I look forward to being a part of the Cable industry and to contributing to the industry's technical future."
"I'm looking forward to working with Paul during this transition period," said Green. "He brings new vision and expertise to CableLabs and to the industry. We are all looking forward to having him on board."
Under Green's leadership, and working with its members, CableLabs has established the very successful Data over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS®) program for high speed Internet access. It also has established common specifications to enable cable operators to deliver digital voice services to consumers. Combined, these two programs have resulted in more than $22 billion in annual revenue for cable operators.
About CableLabs: Cable Television Laboratories (www.cablelabs.com) was founded in 1988 by members of the cable television industry. A non-profit research and development consortium, CableLabs delivers innovations that enable cable operators to be the providers of choice in their markets. Cable operators from around the world are members. CableLabs maintains additional web sites at www.cablenet.org and www.ebif.tv.
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