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Jay Forbes to become MTS chief executive

telecom | 11/17/2014 3:25 pm EST

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. said Monday that Jay Forbes will replace Pierre Blouin as chief executive. It said in a press release that Forbes will assume the role on Jan. 1, one day after Blouin retires. Blouin's pending departure was announced in August. Forbes had most recently been CEO of Teranet, which provides electronic land-registration services. He's also been president of Ingram Micro Inc.'s Europe, Middle East and Asia division, and before that served as CEO of Aliant Inc., the predecessor to Bell Aliant....

CEO Pierre Blouin to retire from MTS

telecom | 08/12/2014 2:05 pm EDT

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. said on Tuesday its chief executive officer, Pierre Blouin, will retire this year. The company said in a press release that its board of directors has started looking for a new CEO, and a new chief will likely be announced before Blouin's departure. Blouin has been CEO of MTS since 2005 after spending several years in an array of executive roles at BCE Inc. "Pierre Blouin has done an exemplary job as CEO of MTS Allstream during a decade marked by significant change and intense competition across both the MTS and Allstream businesses," MTS...

Sawiris re-enters Canadian market with deal for Allstream

telecom | 05/24/2013 6:40 pm EDT

Former Wind Mobile backer Naguib Sawiris said he is re-entering the Canadian telecom market with a “long-term commitment” and the purchase of Allstream from Manitoba Telecom Services Inc....