Richard Martin, right, chairman of the Bruce Telecom board, welcomes
new president and CEO Michael Andrews
Bruce Telecom Board
Chairman, Richard Martin, proudly introduced the company's new President
& Chief Executive Officer at the September 10th meeting of Kincardine
Michael Andrews takes over the position from Hans O. Nilsson who retired
in the spring. Martin said Andrews has 30 years' experience in the
telecommunications business and was President and CEO of Amtelecom in
Mayor Larry Kraemer said that there were a lot of good candidates for
the position but the board chose Andrews for his experience and
expertise in the industry.
Martin also offered the Board's appreciation to acting General
Manager, Bill Sipprell, who took on interim leadership throughout the
past few months.
In his presentation to council, Martin said that Bruce Telecom continues
with its initial two phases of the Fibre to the Home project in
Southampton. "It is to be completed by the end of this year," he said,
"and the company's full cellular service - Bruce Mobility- is under way
and should be launched in late October in addition to processes being
finalized for Digital TV."
He added that, "Bruce Telecom's competitive local exchange carrier
initiative is making inroads into Southampton and Owen Sound and, as for
finances, the company expects to exceed it budgeted operating surplus by
the end of July."
The matter will come to Council in late November or early December