Eric is a Staff Engineer at Dolby Laboratories, where he has worked on research and operations pertaining to Imaging for the past 16 years. Eric has been involved with the development, research and testing of the DCI specifications for Digital Cinema, H.264 and the Dolby imaging products using those technologies. More recently, Eric has been working on testing and support for the development of the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor and Dolby Vision for both Consumer and Cinematic presentation. Prior to Dolby; Eric worked at DemoGraFX in Marina del Rey, The Model DTV Station in Washington DC, and the Advanced Television Test Center (ATTC) in Alexandria, VA. Eric has been actively involved in SMPTE since 2000 initially participating in compression standards. Eric has been a local section Manager, Secretary/Treasurer and Section Chair and a member of the Local Arrangements Committee for the SMPTE Fall Conference as a Volunteer Coordinator (2008), Vice-Chair (2009) and Chair (2010-2018) for the conference. Eric is also a member of the Board of Editors for SMPTE. Eric has been keenly focused on the educational pillar of SMPTE and how young professionals and students are able to find opportunities and avenues of success within the greater organization and how the organization can better cater to the next generation of Engineers and Entertainment Professionals. Eric enjoys Photography, games, spending time with his family and brewing his own beer.