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Markwalter Gets CEA Promotion

5/03/2011 03:02:00 PM Eastern
Arlington, Va. - Brian Markwalter has advanced research and standards senior VP for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

Markwalter will oversee CEA's Technology & Standards program, which hosts more than 70 groups that produce standards used in millions of consumer devices and are referenced by EPA, FCC and other government agencies.

Markwalter also directs CEA's market research department. 

Markwalter began his career with CEA in 1993 as a staff engineer. He left in 1996 to work as program management director for Intellon before returning to CEA in 2002 to become the director of CEA's Technology & Standards department.

He was promoted to vice president in 2005 and in 2010 assumed leadership for CEA's market research department.

Markwalter serves on several boards, including the Advanced Television Systems Committee, Global Inventures and the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, in addition to his work with the FCC's Technological Advisory Committee and Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee. Markwalter holds five patents and is a licensed professional engineer.

"We are pleased to promote Brian for his proven leadership, strategic mindset and numerous accomplishments at CEA," said Gary Shapiro, CEA president and CEO. "From his work guiding our standards and market research programs to being at the forefront of discussions on smart energy, accessibility and content access, we have been fortunate to have Brian playing a key leadership role."
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