Cintel’s long serving Head of Research, Terry Mead, has been awarded the Member Of The Order Of The British Empire in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the film scanning industry.
Cintel are very proud of Terry and his contributions to the film scanning industry. Terry originally joined Rank Cintel (as it was) in 1964 and has been involved in the Research and Development of new products at Cintel since the late 1970’s having previously spent time in the Test, Service and Quality Assurance departments. Terry became Head of Research in 1994.
Terry was key in the development of the Award-Winning URSA telecine which became the industry standard in the 1990’s and is still very widely used today. Terry is also responsible for much of the inspiration behind the C-Reality and DSX ‘data-cine’ machines as well as the diTTo film scanner. It is also important to note that some of his 14 US and 25 EU patents are used widely by other manufacturers in the industry and that, to date, he still has patents pending.
Seen by many in the industry as a film scanning ‘guru’, Terry has an in depth understanding of all aspects of the technology involved, whether mechanical, optical, chemical or electronic and a unique ability to describe these technologies to anyone with any level of understanding.
Terry said “I am extremely proud and honoured to be awarded the MBE, it came as a very welcome surprise after my recent illness. I very much appreciate the help and support provided by my colleagues and managers, present and past. I am also very aware and appreciative of the advice and suggestions offered by our customers, which greatly influenced some of my innovations and product development.
I cannot find enough praise for my wife Jenny and our family, for their tolerance during my working period and their recent help and support.”
Although officially retired, Terry still provides consultation services to Cintel and is held in very high regard by Cintel employees past and present acting as a mentor to many and an inspiration to all.