The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences celebrated the recipients of its 2008 Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards, presented during the Engineering Awards ceremony on Saturday, August 23 at the Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles.
The Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award was given to Burlington, ON-based Evertz Technologies Limited, a design, manufacture and marketing company for video and audio infrastructure equipment in the production, post production, broadcast and Internet protocol television sectors.
Evertz’ technologies are utilized by content creators, broadcasters, specialty channels and television service providers to support increasingly complex multi-channel digital and high definition television broadcast environments.
The Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award is an award to honour a company whose contributions over a long period of time have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering.
The award was presented to Canadian Alan Lambshead, Evertz’s vice-president of engineering, and the company’s vice-president of sales in the United States, Joe Cirincione.
Lambshead joined Evertz in 1979. He was instrumental in Evertz being nominated in 1994 for an Emmy award for its outstanding achievement in engineering development for equipment and computer/software design enabling the widespread use of the Key Kode edgeprint film number system, the company notes. Lambshead received a Bachelor of Engineering from McMaster University in 1972 and is a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario, an association that licences and regulates engineers in Ontario.