Dolby Laboratories has made two changes to its executive team. Steve Forshay has been promoted to senior vice president, research. He previously held the title of vice president of research and development. The company also announced the promotion of Craig Todd to vice president of technology strategy.
“I’m pleased to announce Steve’s well-deserved promotion to Senior Vice President, Research,” Mr. Jasper said. “For more than 20 years, he has demonstrated both the leadership and management skills that have allowed Dolby to successfully transition from the analog world into the digital world.”
Since joining Dolby in 1982, Forshay has helped facilitate research and development of the innovative audio and surround sound technologies conceived and developed by Dolby’s talented inventors and technologists. In addition to overseeing technology research activities, including sound technology as well as image signal processing and related entertainment technologies, Forshay participates in formulation and oversight of corporate business, technology, and standards strategies.
In his new role, Todd will be responsible for leading identification and assessment of new opportunities, coordination of standards activities, and making recommendations regarding medium- and long-term corporate technology strategy. Todd and his Technology Strategy Group will continue to report in as part of Dolby’s Research Division.
After joining the company in 1977, Todd worked on the development of Dolby Surround. In 1992 he focused his efforts on bringing multichannel digital audio to the consumer. He was instrumental in establishing Dolby Digital in DTV, CATV and DVD formats, and has most recently made major technical contributions to the technology strategy and systems architecture of Dolby’s Digital Cinema system.