SBE Elevates Giardina, Hand and Hoffman to Fellows

Frank Giardina

The Society of Broadcast Engineers has elected three of its members to the rank of Fellow, the highest membership rank in the SBE: Frank Giardina, CPBE; Ted Hand, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB; and Robert Hoffman, CPBE, were elected to their new membership rank by the SBE Board of Directors during its 2017 NAB Show meeting.

Candidates are nominated by their peers based on their contributions to the broadcast engineering field or the SBE. In SBE’s history, 75 members have been elevated to the rank of Fellow.

“Our newest Fellow members exhibit the qualities of outstanding broadcast engineers worthy of the society’s highest member grade,” said SBE President Jerry Massey. “Each has taken his own unique path to success in broadcast engineering, and I congratulate them on this recognition.”

The trio will be recognized at the SBE National Awards dinner on Oct. 26 in Denver, during the annual SBE National Meeting, held in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain AV Expo.