Paul began his industry career in 1980 in the Engineering department of CBC Television. Specializing in the emerging domains of digital television and CGI, he was one of the lead infrastructure and facility designers of the Toronto Broadcast Center, utilizing the then-new SDI infrastructure. He joined Leitch Technology (now Imagine Communications) in 1994 as Product Engineer, defining and leading product development for the digital and HD eras.
Over his 19 years he occupied the roles of Project Leader, R&D Manager, Manager of Strategic Engineering and Principal Engineer. Today he provides system and product design, technology and standards consultation to manufacturers and users in the rapidly evolving media industry. A creative and inventive technology and product designer, he has several patents granted and in process.
He is a member of the SMTPE and IEEE, a SMPTE Fellow, is an active participant on many SMPTE standards committees, Board member and Past Chair of the SMPTE Toronto Section and Canadian Regional Governor. He is a deep expert in timing and synchronization as well as the SMPTE 2110 IP technology suite development, to which he’s an active contributor. He has delivered a multitude of technical papers to conference and committee audiences including NAB, SMPTE, IEEE, PBS, AES, EBU and IRT.
Over his career, he has developed and taught technology courses at several local colleges and SMPTE. Paul is an active Radio Amateur (VE3KU), avid maker of many things, a curler in the winter and cyclist and gardener in the summer.