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SMPTE Taps Lange As Executive Director

The Society of Professional Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has named Barbara Lange as executive director for the technical standards body.

Lange will start Jan. 20. She has been staff director of product management and business development at the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers).

As executive director, Lange, heads up all business, marketing and operations for SMPTE.

Lange replaces Kimberly Maki, who stepped down last July to take a senior executive marketing post with Bright House Networks.