Richard Tremblay was appointed Director General of the Construction Research Centre at the NRC in August 2015.
Mr. Tremblay joined the NRC from the Industrial Research Centre of Quebec (CRIQ), where he was Vice-President of Operations. His previous positions at CRIQ include Director of Testing and Export Conformity Services, Director of Industrial Automation, and Vice-President of Strategic Information and Product Conformity.
Prior to working at CRIQ, Mr. Tremblay worked as Chief of Customer Service at Nortel Networks, and as a project engineer at Hydro-Québec's research institute, IREQ. He began his career as a quality and production support engineer at Canadian Marconi Company.
Mr. Tremblay holds a Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke, and conducted research internships at Pratt & Whitney Canada.
He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Center for Innovation in Microelectronics of Quebec (CIMEQ), a college technology transfer centre. He is a founding member of the Regroupement des équipementiers en automatisation industrielle (REAI) of Quebec, and was a member of the Board of Directors of Manufacturers and Exporters of Quebec (MEQ).
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