Miranda Co-Founder Christian Tremblay Killed in Auto Accident

Christian Tremblay, a co-founder of Miranda Technologies died in a road accident June 29.

Described as the "gentleman" of broadcast by Qui Fait Quoi magazine, Tremblay helped co-found Miranda Technologies and became president of the company in 1989. He was the winner of the Entrepreneur Grand Prix award in 1998 and recipient of numerous business awards for Miranda Technologies over the years. In 2003, Tremblay founded Algolith, a spinoff of Miranda Technologies' algorithmic group, implementing its advanced algorithms in a variety of format conversion and pre/post-processing applications.

"Christian will be remembered by his current and former colleagues, and many throughout the broadcast industry, for his humanity, wisdom and drive. He launched and advanced many careers, providing selfless invaluable advice and encouragement. He will be profoundly missed but will continue to inspire many," said Strath Goodship, Miranda's president and CEO.

"Tremblay was more than a leader, mentor and entrepreneur; his belief in education, surrounding himself with talent, and his dedication in research, made him a man of influence and respect," read a statement on the Algolith Web site.

Tremblay was born in 1953. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from l'Université de Sherbrooke in 1978, he pursued his career as a television engineer with Société Radio Canada, before joining CDL (Central Dynamics Limited) a Canadian broadcast manufacturer. He had been elected, with distinction, Fellow Member of the SMPTE.

Details concerning his service can be found on the Algolith Web site.