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News | 04/03/2001 4:00 am EDT

Family, friends and colleagues held a farewell bash in Ottawa last week for Roger Poirier, the past president/CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association. Poirier was appointed to the Radiocomm Association of Canada in 1993, a small one-person operation that he helped grow into the CWTA. Previously, he was senior VP with the Canadian Cable Television Association. During this early career (1972-1982), Poirier held senior positions with the Department of Communications (now Industry Canada), developing broadcasting and cable television standards. Since stepping down as CWTA chief over a year ago, he took on the position of executive VP. An engineer by training, Poirier says he’s not quite ready for retirement just yet.

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