Founder and Chief Architect
As the Chief Architect of the Wordfast and PlusTools suite of CAT (Computer-Assisted Translation) tools, Yves Champollion has over 25 years experience pioneering advancements in language services. From 1982, Champollion worked for 13 years in his native France as a freelance translator in the science field, earning international acclaim for his translation of several best selling books from the United States. In 1996, Champollion began working as a project manager and consultant for leading translation agencies Translatel and Linguex, handling large-scale projects for IBM and Microsoft. As the author of several highly-respected articles on translation and globalization, Champollion is an esteemed voice in the language services industry. In 2000, he developed the Wordfast suite of translation tools. In 2006, Champollion established Wordfast, LLC which markets Wordfast and supports a user base of over 13,000 customers.
Kristyna L. Marrero
Director of Sales and Marketing
Kristyna Marrero has over ten years' experience in the translation and localization industry. Prior to joining Wordfast, Kristyna performed various roles at a leading translation services provider. During her time there, she oversaw several production groups and managed a staff of over 100 project coordinators and linguists. Additionally, Kristyna directed the group that was responsible for recruiting, testing, and training linguistic resources and was instrumental in the creation and growth of the organization's interpretation, media services, and multicultural marketing practice groups. As Director of Sales and Marketing, Kristyna is tasked with reaching out to new market segments, expanding relationships with existing customers, and increasing Wordfast's overall brand awareness. Marrero earned her BA from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA.
Rémi Andre has over 15 years experience in software development for machine translation programs. With expertise in technologies such as Java, .NET, C# and a background in computational linguistics, Andre has been instrumental in the latest releases of the Wordfast tool suite. Andre was credited with achieving notable advancements in machine translation technology solutions in his previous role as Localization Engineer for Luxor, as well as translation agencies Linguex and Bowne Global Solutions.
Server Solutions Architect
JP Odenth oversees the development of Wordfast's server-based technology. Since graduating with an Electronic Engineering degree in 1975, Odenth has become a widely recognized expert in his field. Odenth then went on to further advance his technology skill set by pursuing and attaining a Software Engineering degree at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, in 1992. Odenth has worked as a consultant on numerous server-based technologies, and it is this area in which he contributes to the Wordfast tool suite. Odenth leads the development of all Wordfast server-based solutions, including the VLTM product.