Cogeco Cable Inc. founder and president emeritus Henri Audet died Saturday at the age of 94, the company said. "In the name of the board of directors of COGECO inc. and Cogeco Cable inc., as well as in the names of all the employees, I wish to convey our most sincere condolences to the whole Audet family. Mr. Henri Audet was and remains a great source of inspiration for all the members of the extended Cogeco family,” Jan Peeters, president of the board of directors of Cogeco, said in a statement Monday. Cogeco was founded in 1957 with the aim to operate a commercial television station in Trois-Rivieres, Que. The company, now led by Audet's son, Louis Audet, provides cable television, Internet, phone and data services and reported consolidated revenue of $1.4 billion in the 2012 fiscal year, a release said. Based in Montreal, it has about 3,500 employees in Ontario and Quebec. Henri Audet worked as an engineer at CBC/Radio-Canada for 10 years before leading Cogeco from 1957 to 1993. He also served as president of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters from 1961 to 1964. "Appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 1984, he contributed significantly to the broadcasting and entertainment sectors," Heritage Minister James Moore said in a statement Monday. "On behalf of the Government of Canada, I offer my condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Henri Audet." \t \tThe company said holding company Cogeco Inc. and its subsidiaries continue to be controlled by Gestion Audem Inc., owned by the family members of Henri Audet.