Brian Markwalter is Vice President of Technology and Standards for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), a trade association with more than 2200 members representing the $161 billion U.S. consumer technology industry.
Mr. Markwalter is responsible for overseeing CEA's ANSI-accredited standards development operation and provides key engineering support to the association and its membership groups.
Under Mr. Markwalter's
hosts more than 70 committees, subcommittees and working groups that produce standards used in millions of consumer devices.
CEA standards are referenced by EPA, FCC and other government agencies
In addition, CEA
was awarded a Technology Emmy for its closed caption standards that help millions of hearing impaired viewers.
represents CEA's technical interests in industry and international venues related to digital television, spectrum management, standards and intellectual property, and energy efficiency.
has participated in joint U.S.-China development programs on standards and presented at FCC workshops on a variety of subjects.
has a long history of standards activities, including participation in ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 SC 25 on home electronic systems and IEC TC100 on Multimedia Systems.
administers the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for IEC TC100
on Multimedia Systems.
also participates in standards activities in the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, and Advanced Television Systems Committee.
Mr. Markwalter is currently on the ATSC Board of Directors.
Prior to joining CEA, Mr. Markwalter worked as Director at Intellon Corporation, a semiconductor company specializing in power line communications.
In this role, he helped develop and launch the technology adopted by the HomePlug Powerline Alliance for data networking over residential power lines and holds several patents in this area.
Mr. Markwalter holds BS and MS EE degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a licensed professional engineer.