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 LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Emil L. Torick, internationally recognized authority in the consumer electronics, broadcasting and communications fields, has been named president of Technology Base Inc.
 Technology Base Inc. is a high technology company that develops and markets a new line of virtual audio products for use by audio professionals and consumers. The company introduced its new "DIGITAL PROBASE" processor during the Consumer Electronics Show here this week.
 Torick, who has been chief technical advisor on recording technology and digital transmission media for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), will be responsible for directing Technology Base Inc.'s activities internationally. The company currently has executive offices in New York City, engineering facilities in Arlington Heights, Ill., and marketing offices in Boston and Los Angeles. A marketing office is scheduled to be opened in Tokyo in February.
 Torick, who is recognized for his technical contributions in consumer electronics, broadcasting, audio and television recording and communications as vice president of Audio Technology at CBS Inc. for many years, will also guide the company's efforts in the application of its products and developments for the supercommunications highway of the future.
 Current Technology Base Inc. products, including PROBASE, MUSIC BASE, CONBASE, DIGITAL PROBASE, BASE Components and PC BASE are targeted for major applications such as CD-ROM, Interactive Video, Virtual Reality, HDTV and Home Shopping, among others.
 Prior to joining Technology Base Inc., Torick was president and chief operating officer of Broadcast Technology Partners. During a 28-year career at CBS, Torick held various engineering and executive positions in research and development, product engineering and technology licensing. He was also responsible at the CBS Technology Center for the direction of all advanced audio research programs on behalf of the CBS Broadcast Group, Columbia Records and the CBS Musical Instruments Division.
 The author of more than 60 technical papers for professional journals and publications, Torick has been awarded 16 U.S. patents for his developments in the communications and consumer electronics fields.
 He has served on numerous professional and technical advisory committees and participated in the development of the recent Home Recording Act signed into law by President Bush in 1992. He also served as the representative in the FCC Inquiry on Digital Audio Broadcasting for the Eureka-147 consortium of 14 European governments.
 Torick is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Society of Broadcasting Engineers. He is a fellow and honorary member of the Audio Engineering Society. He also served as president of the AES and was awarded its Bronze Medal.
 Torick has been active on several major advisory committees and as a member of the U.S. delegation to the International Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR) in Geneva.
 He is a graduate in music from Duquesne University and has a BS degree in Physics from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut. Initially a professional violinist and church organist-choir director, he continues to enjoy these activities on an avocational basis. He is the assistant concertmaster of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra.
 Torick is president of the AES Educational Foundation and a former director of Visage Inc., a manufacturer of interactive video systems.
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