HACKETT�S COVE, Nova Scotia�Nautel has tapped Fred Baumgartner, CPBE, to fill the newly created position of TV product manager, the company announced in a press release.
He will lead the research, development, production and marketing process for television products at the company and will work closely with industry partners as well as the R&D, sales and marketing teams.
He has more than 30 years of experience in the broadcast industry. He has served as chief engineer for KDVR(TV), Denver; WTTV(TV), Indianapolis; KHOW(AM/FM), Denver; and WIBA(AM/ FM), Madison.
Baumgartner has also served as director of Broadcast Engineering for Qualcomm�s MediaFLO broadcast TV project and Comcast Media Center. In addition, he led Leitch�s systems engineering group and was a director with Harris Broadcast�s Emerging Business Opportunity group.
�Fred has been involved in many industry organizations and has chaired several of them over the years, and he will continue to do so in his role at Nautel,� noted Nautel President and CEO Kevin Rogers. �He�s an excellent fit with our core values and business strategies.�
He is a Society of Broadcast Engineers fellow and a fellow at the Radio Club of America. Baumgartner is also a trustee for the Ennes Educational Foundation.
Baumgartner is a longtime contributor to Radio, Radio World and other NewBay Media publications. He has authored hundreds of articles and two books on TV engineering.�