Tom Elliot Joins CableLabs®
Louisville, Colorado, July 3, 1997—Cable industry veteran Thomas G. Elliot has joined Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs®). Elliot was a visiting executive at CableLabs when the research organization began staffing up in 1989 and left in 1991 to remain at TCI as senior vice president of engineering and technology.
"Tom has a great knowledge base and broad cable experience that will prove invaluable to CableLabs as we move into a new era," said CableLabs President and CEO Dr. Richard R. Green. "Our workload has increased extensively of late and Tom will be a great help in assisting CableLabs to meet our goals," Green said.
"For more than 33 years, Tom has been a tremendous asset to TCI with his professionalism, his dedication, and his high level of technological know-how." "His contributions have been notable," said Leo J. Hindery, Jr., President of TCI. "I am very glad that a person with his capabilities will continue to lead the cable industry through his work at CableLabs. He will be missed by all of us at TCI."
Elliot will work on special projects dealing with digital television, high definition television, and the consumer electronics industry. He has worked in the cable television industry for more than 30 years.
Elliot's career has been marked by a string of accomplishments such as engineering and building the first commercial, transportable video uplink in the world, and engineering and installing the first commercial fiber link for the U.S. Air Force at NORAD.
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