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New executive team at Shaw, Jay Mehr named president

Media | 03/10/2016 10:02 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. announced Wednesday a restructuring of its executive team and has appointed Jay Mehr, Shaw’s chief operating officer, as its new president, replacing Peter Bissonnette. The press release said Mehr has been with the company for almost 20 years and in his new role he will “be responsible for overseeing operational and customer-facing areas of the business, including Shaw consumer, Shaw business, Wind, and supply chain.” The rest of the executive team includes Vito Culmone as chief financial officer, Jim Little as chief marketing and culture...

Shaw’s ViaWest to acquire INetU

telecom | 11/19/2015 2:52 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc.’s U.S. data-centre division, ViaWest Inc., announced Thursday it is acquiring INetU Inc., a cloud hosting company. ViaWest said in a press release that it will buy the Pennsylvania-based company for $162.5 million US. Nancy Phillips, CEO of ViaWest, said in the release that the acquisition will help “add new services and capabilities,” to its existing cloud and managed offerings, as well as allow the company to expand its customer base to other locations and provide customers in the East Coast and Europe with more options to deploy their applications. “The combination of ViaWest and INetU offers significant benefits for our customers and our employees, giving them more options, capabilities and opportunities,” Dev Chanchani, CEO of...