Pyrotechnic Designer & Consultant
Peter Tremblay grew up in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, a small New England village that is the Home of Mt. Monadnock and three fireworks companies. His involvement with pyrotechnics began with helping his father prepare for 4th of July fireworks displays for "as long as I can remember," says Tremblay. In his 30 year career as a pyrotechnician, he has missed only one 4th of July display due to knee surgery.
Through the 1960s he apprenticed with his father at fireworks exhibitions and at the age of 21 he started manufacturing fireworks. Tremblay began his pyrotechnic career at Atlas Fireworks (now known as Atlas Advanced Pyrotechnics) and continued developing his craft at Rockingham Fireworks and Telestar Display Fireworks.
In 1979 Mr. Tremblay and artist James Pelletier worked in collaboration with musicians, dancers and theater technicians to create a light performance entitled, Moondance. The New York Times called Moondance, "A fairy tale of the technological age with ingenious lighting effects." The light performance was performed at Bruce Park in Greenwich, Connecticut. The event was made possible by support from several Greenwich businesses including, The Amax Foundation and G.K.Technologies. In-kind donations of materials were made by companies including, American Cyanamid, Duracell Corporation and Lighting Systems, Inc. Moondance was presented by The Greenwich Arts Council.
Tremblay retired as a pyrotechnic shooter in 1997, with the exception of the annual 4th of July fireworks display for the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, New York. Today he continues his life long work in the field of pyrotechnics as a technical consultant and designer.
Mr. Tremblay keeps busy raising three sons as a single parent. "PJ," 18, who was born on the same day as his father, will be entering military service. "PJ" plays the tuba and his high school band marched in the 2002 St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City. Louis, 13, is mastering the art of skate boarding and Anthony, 12, likes to go fishing. Mr. Tremblay is also an avid model train builder and "rail fan."