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Jay Brandinger was Division Vice President, RCA SelectaVision VideoDisc Operations from 1979 through 1984.
J. J. Brandinger received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cooper Union, New York City, in 1951. He has done graduate work at Rutgers State University at New Brunswick, New Jersey. In 1951, he became a member of the technical staff at RCA Laboratories at Riverhead, New York, where he worked on the development and testing of diversity receivers. He has since conducted extensive evaluation tests of tele-typewriter, facsimile, and voice communications in the high-frequency spectrum. He has also conducted a study of auroral propagation effects. Mr. Brandinger is presently the group leader for the Systems Communications Research Group at RCA Laboratories, Princeton, N. J. Mr. Brandinger is a member of the Institute of Radio Engineers, American Geophysical Union, and American Radio Relay League.
- RCA 1961 Company Biography
Jay J. Brandinger received a BEE from Cooper Union in 1951. In 1962 he received an MSEE and in 1968 a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University. He joined RCA Radio Research Laboratories in Riverhead, Long Island, New York, as a member of the technical staff in 1951. In 1959 he was appointed group head of Communications Research at RCA Laboratories in Princeton, New Jersey. From 1959 to 1974 he had responsibility for communication systems, display and television systems research. In 1974 he was appointed Division Vice President, TV Engineering, responsible for the development and design of all RCA Consumer Electronics television products.
Dr. Brandinger was named Division Vice President, RCA SelectaVision VideoDisc Operations in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1979 with overall responsibility for player and disc products. In his most recent assignment he was given responsibility for rapidly expanding RCA's VideoDisc manufacturing capability as the new SelectaVision VideoDisc Division's Vice President and General Manager. He retains overall responsibility for the RCA CED SelectaVision VideoDisc System.
- RCA 1981 Company Biography
Shortly before RCA abandoned the CED system in April 1984, Jay J. Brandinger, Division Vice-President, Disc Operations, announced his organization as follows:
Harry Anderson, Division Vice-President, Manufacturing and Engineering
Paul I. Anderson, Division Vice-President, Marketing
F. Donald Kell, Director, Systems
Edward B. Knorr, Director, Finance
Robert C. McHenry, Director, Employee Relations, Rockville Road
Mr. McHenry continued to report administratively to the Division Vice-President, Employee Relations, Consumer Electronics Division, and functionally to the Division Vice-President, Disc Operations.
Jay J. Brandinger, formerly Staff Vice President, Systems Engineering, Electronic Products and Technology, has been named to succeed Howard Rosenthal as Staff Vice President, Engineering. Dr. Brandinger continues to report to Roy H. Pollack, Executive Vice President, Electronic Products and Technology. Mr. Rosenthal retired December 31, 1985.
Dr. Brandinger received a BEE from Cooper Union in 1951. In 1962 he received an MSEE and in 1968 a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University. He joined RCA Radio Research Laboratories in Riverhead, Long Island, New York, as a member of the technical staff in 1951. In 1959 he was appointed group head of Communications Research at RCA Laboratories in Princeton, New Jersey. From 1959 to 1974 he had responsibility for communication systems, display and television systems research. In 1974 he was appointed Division Vice President, TV Engineering, responsible for the development and design of all RCA Consumer Electronics television products. Between 1979 and 1984, Dr. Brandinger was Division Vice-President and General Manager, RCA SelectaVision VideoDisc Operations in Indianapolis.
- RCA 1985 Company Biography
James J. Tietjen, Vice President, RCA Laboratories, announced that effective March 1, 1986, Jay J. Brandinger was appointed Staff Vice President, Manufacturing amd Materials Research, replacing James L. Miller who retired on April 1, 1986. Additionally, Dr. Brandinger will continue his present responsibility as Staff Vice President, Engineering, and in this capacity will report to the Executive Vice President, Electronic Products and Technology.
- RCA 1986 Company Announcement
After the RCA breakup, Dr. Brandinger became director of the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology.
The long-time executive director of the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, Jay Brandinger, recently announced his decision to resign as Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology. Consequently, the Commission is seeking an Executive Director.
The New Jersey Commission on Science & Technology is appointed by the Governor to oversee a competitive grants program of $20 million annually that spans science and technology research, technology transfer and business development.
The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive of the Commission, overseeing a staff of seven. The Executive Director provides high-level science and technology policy input to the Governor, her Cabinet, her senior executive branch staff, legislators and the legislative committees. He/she also serves as the principal state representative to federal and interstate science and technology agencies and organizations, including the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Science and Technology Council of the States, and other interstate advisory and review bodies.
He/she participates in addressing statewide economic development issues which have a science or technology component. Past examples include defense conversion, high performance computing, and high-definition television.
- 1998 SSTI Announcement
In 1999, J. J. Brandinger became President and CEO of Westar Photonics.
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