About Deacon Bob: Deacon Bob Pladek is a retired Distinguished Member of Technical Staff with 34 years at Bell Laboratories. His career spanned digital signal processing, product realization for small private branch exchange phone systems, large central office telephone switching systems, fiber optics, and data transmission protocols. As a expert in both hardware design and software programming languages, Deacon Bob is fluent in seven programming langauges throughout his career. In his efforts to use these skills to proclaim the Gospel, Deacon Bob began NewJerseyVideo.com and CatholicFocus.com back in 1987; he produced over 800 programs that span a wide range of topics that cover church history, scripture, conversion stories, along with educational videos for every age group. New Jersey Video and Catholic Focus continued to expand over the years, and added digital editing capabilities along with DVD and CD replication.
Deacon Bob has Patents in the art of broadcast television, and is a forensics expert in audio to analyze evidence in courtroom cases.