John A. Taylor III – Boyertown, PA

Mr. Taylor  has been an appraiser and broker of telecommunications equipment for thirty years. A college graduate, Mr. Taylor has served as a Sales Engineer and subsequently President of a firm manufacturing broadcast equipment. Currently, Mr. Taylor is President of a firm manufacturing scientific video equipment as well as Senior Appraiser and President of J A Taylor & Associates.

Mr. Taylor has served the Telecommunications Industry as an independent appraiser for financial institutions, video production companies and television stations. He has qualified as an Expert Witness before the United States Bankruptcy Courts as an expert in equipment valuations.

Wes Dooley, AES – Pasadena, CA

Mr. Dooley has been active in the audio field since 1964. A college graduate with a Broadcast Technology Certification, Mr. Dooley has designed and installed numerous recording facilities as well as working in production and post production.

Mr. Dooley is President of Audio Engineering Associates which specializes in Professional audio equipment designs, sales and appraisals. He has authored and published papers and been active in the AES, locally and nationally.

Dudley Freeman – Framingham, MA

Mr. Freeman was the Co-Founder and President of UniiGo Communications. In 1988 he founded Taurus Communications and held the position of President and CEO. Taurus provided Ku and C band transportable uplink and satellite services to television and business networks around the world. Taurus was one of the first companies to utilize MPEG 2, SCPC and MCPC digital compression for simulcasting and major television network program contribution. Prior to Taurus Mr. Freeman was the President and Founder of BAF Communications Corp., one of the first Ku-band transportable satellite transmission vehicle manufacturing and integration companies. Mr. Freeman was the first person to utilize transportable technology to transmit the first live TV news broadcast from the Grand Canyon. In addition, he is a General Partner in Satellite Business Television (SBT), in the Netherlands, a leader in providing mobile television vehicles throughout Europe. In 1980 Mr. Freeman was involved with the founders of ESPN by providing them with remote television facilities at their start-up location in Plainville, CT.

During the late 60’s and 70’s Mr. Freeman was a principal/founder of Broadcast Productions a mobile unit provider and became VP of National Teleproductions (NTP) upon acquisition of Broadcast Productions. NTP became the first independent company to introduce Ampex HS 100 video Slo-Mo technology for sports. Both companies provided mobile production facilities throughout the United States to television sports packagers, independent TV stations and major television networks for news and sports.

Mr. Freeman has over 40 years experience in television equipment and satellite business.

Lloyd D. Smithson – San Dimas, CA

Mr. Smithson is the founder & president of Broadcast Resources, Inc.

He started his career in finance with Bank of America upon completion of his military service with the U.S.M.C. in 1960. He then migrated into the tax & accounting field by serving six years with a Los Angeles based Public Accounting firm. This experience led to his founding his own Tax & Accounting practice which he owned & operated for approximately 20 years.

Upon retirement and the sale of the accounting practice, Mr. Smithson accepted a position as corporate controller with a third party logistics [distribution company] which grew into the Sales/General Managers position. After a nine year term, He then founded a new Hazardous Materials Distribution Company that was merged into a publicly traded corporation prior to his retirement in 2001.

Broadcast Resources, Inc. was founded in May of 2005, and has been successfully operated servicing the needs of the broadcast television industry with previously owned & refurbished equipment.

IN MEMORIAM Harvey Caplan – Starkville, MS

Mr. Caplan’s  career began as a design engineer and design group manager in the Aerospace industry.  He then moved into the television broadcast industry in 1960 at CBS Laboratories where his design accomplishments included the Lunar Orbitor Program, the DRIPS Program, the Linotron System, the Vidifont and various engineering broadcast projects.

Mr. Caplan’s television broadcast marketing, sales, and management career includes CBS, Thomson Broadcast, Ikegami and Chyron.  He has further served the industry as a broker and as an independent appraiser for financial institutions, video production companies, television stations and movie production facilities.

Mr. Caplan passed away February 6, 2012.

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