Company Expresses Thanks to Outgoing CEO John Maduri; A Builder and Visionary
WOODSTOCK, NB, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's
leading provider of rural broadband services, is pleased to announce the
appointment of Allison Lenehan as President. John Maduri, Chief Executive
Officer since 2005, has announced his plans to pursue other business
endeavours in 2013.
Board Chairman Bill Barrett thanked Maduri for his passionate and
growth-oriented leadership since Xplornet's early days (formerly known as
Barrett Xplore Inc.). "John's visionary understanding of the need for rural
Canadian high-speed Internet helped turn a start-up telecom into Canada's
largest rural Internet services provider. Under John's leadership, Xplornet
has built a national 4G wireless network that enables rural Canadians to surf,
video chat and stream content. Xplornet has bridged the urban-rural broadband
divide for rural Canadians from coast to coast to coast. In the past, many
in government and businesses said getting affordable high-speed internet to
rural Canada could not be done. Under John's leadership, Xplornet proved
otherwise. Now, we look to Allison's leadership to capitalize on the
momentum and further accelerate growth" said Bill Barrett today.
Allison Lenehan's promotion will ensure a seamless internal transition.
"Allison was a founder of Xplornet, and has played a critical role in building
Xplornet in his role as Chief Marketing Officer and more recently, Chief
Strategy Officer. Further, he has the experience of having participated in
another telecom growth story—that of StarChoice — from start-up to over
700,000 satellite TV customers. He has a deep understanding of both the
strategy and the operations of the business. The Board is confident that he
has the vision and expertise to lead Xplornet's subscriber growth by putting
the customer at the center of everything that we do," concluded Barrett today.
About Xplornet Communications Inc.
Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc. is
Canada's leading rural broadband provider. We believe everyone should have
access to the transformative benefits of broadband, so we make our service
available everywhere in Canada, including the hard to reach places. We
overcome the challenges of Canada's vast geography through our deployment of
Canada's first national 4G network, which leverages both fixed-wireless towers
on the ground and next-generation satellites in space. Our customers live in
the farthest reaches of the country and just outside of major urban centres,
and through our coast-to-coast network of local dealers we connect them to all
that the Internet offers. Xplornet is high-speed Internet - for all of
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Jeff Hecker, Director, Marketing Communications and Public Relations Xplornet
Communications Inc. (905) 944-7969
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