GeoBroadcast Solutions has promoted Jean Paul Littleton to chief technology officer.
He has been involved in designing systems that GBS said “represent significant population increase opportunities for broadcasters’ FM signals.”
He joined the company six years ago and most recently was head of spectrum design, where his work has included “computing coverage maps and performing interference analysis, improving prediction modeling to optimize station signal coverage, and designing boosters for single frequency networks to fill in coverage areas of low signal levels,” the firm wrote.
“Littleton will oversee and continue the development GBS technologies, as it expands its capabilities in the broadcast industry. Littleton will also take a lead in outlining the company’s technological vision, building and implementing strategies, and ensuring client satisfaction.”
Spokesman Robert Udowitz highlighted Littleton’s “exemplary capabilities in the field of broadcast engineering” as well as his skills and leadership.
He joined the company from NPR Labs, which he joined in 2008 as a technical research assistant.
He graduated from the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering, where he received an M.S. in telecommunications and a B.S. in bioengineering.
Bill Hieatt held the position of CTO prior to his death in 2020. The position has been vacant since then.
GeoBroadcast Solutions makes the MaxxCasting system of FM single-frequency networks and is the proponent of the geo-targeting platform called ZoneCasting. The company is owned by a consortium of technology-centric investors.