President, Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC)

The ATSC is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television. Mr. Richer first joined the ATSC after 16 years with the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) where, as Vice President of Engineering & Computer Services, he was responsible for development of new technologies for PBS and its member stations, design of audio/video systems, and management of information technology operations. 

Mr. Richer served as Vice President & General Manager, CDS, a division of Thomcast Communications.  He was also responsible for marketing, communications, strategic planning and business development for Thomcast Communications, including its Comark and Comwave subsidiaries.

Mr. Richer was the 2010 recipient of the National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Achievement Award for Television and a recipient of Broadcast & Cable’s Technology Leadership Award in 2007. He  is a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Mr. Richer holds two patents and has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology.