Blonder Tongue Laboratories appointed longtime cable veteran Charles E. Dietz to its board of directors. Dietz's appointment fills the vacancy created by the death Robert B. Mayer.
Dietz, a member of the SCTE and the Cable TV Pioneers, is presently an independent cable industry consultant. From 1996 through 2008, he served as senior vice president of engineering and later CTO at Insight Communications. Prior to Insight, Dietz spent 22 years with Vision Cable Communications, an MSO with 15 regional cable systems serving more than 525,000 subscribers.