Vice President, Technology, Dolby Laboratories
Dave Schnuelle is vice president of technology for Dolby Laboratories, where he is responsible for guidance and outreach in Dolby's efforts in both digital cinema and consumer imaging areas. At Dolby he has received awards for the development of the Dolby professional reference monitor and the Dolby 3D stereoscopic cinema system. Prior to joining Dolby Laboratories, Schnuelle was director of technology for Lucasfilm Ltd.'s THX Division. Among his accomplishments there are the establishment of the THX Digital Mastering Program for quality assurance of home video masters and duplicated software, and the international digital cinema exhibition of the new Star Wars movies – Episode 1 and Episode 2. He has received five patents for his work during that period, and is active in image technology research and applications. Schnuelle is a Fellow of the SMPTE, and a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.