As Senior Vice President, RF Technology for Public Media Group (PMG), Eric is responsible for overseeing the organization’s technical initiatives involving ATSC-3, Single Frequency Networks, and related systems.
Prior to joining PMG, he was CTO of Osborn Infrastructure, an IaaS and SaaS firm established to develop, own, and operate a nationwide network of data distribution and energy infrastructure assets. Working with both public sector and commercial clients to execute ATSC 3.0 market transitioning, Single Frequency Network development, Next-Generation Broadcast and Data Center assets, and renewable power.
A veteran in the broadcasting industry, Eric worked in his early TV days at three Central California coastal stations prior to a mid-career move to New York, first as Director, Network Distribution and Core Projects for NBC, and later as Director of Engineering and Operations for WNBC-TV.
Eric became Director of Engineering and later Director of Technology at KGW-TV in Portland, OR, which is now owned by Tegna. There he cultivated working relationships with his counterparts in commercial and public broadcast stations to construct a new tower for the DTV signals in 1999. Among many projects, he oversaw the installation of a statewide microwave and translator network to feed 25 communities outside of Portland in Oregon and Washington. Later he upgraded the production facility to HDTV and designed and oversaw installation of the station’s “studio on the square,” a fully remote all-HD digital production studio in Downtown Portland.
In 2009, served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of San Francisco’s Sutro Tower, Inc., where he oversaw the company’s 2009 digital conversion and a video over IP traffic network of traffic cameras on the Bay Area bridges.
Eric is a member of SMPTE, SBE, and holds an Extra Class Amateur Radio license. He volunteers in his community as an advisory board member, instructor, and technical leader for emergency-related wireless communications.