Distributel appoints Matt Stein as CEO

TORONTO, April 29, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Distributel is pleased to announce that on March 31st, 2014, Matt Stein was appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Mel Cohen will retain his role of Chairman.

"During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Distributel than Matt Stein, said Mel Cohen, Distributel's Founder. Matt is a proven leader with deep technical skills, business vision and the ability to bring people together. His vast experience and insight is exactly what Distributel needs as the company enters its next chapter of product innovation and growth".

Matt joins Distributel from Primus Telecommunications Group where he was Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the engineering and operations of the company's services globally.  Previously Matt held senior positions at a number of companies, including CallNet Enterprises, and ArQana Technologies.  Matt is also a board member of the Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC).

"I'm excited to join such a dynamic team'' said Matt Stein." Distributel is an amazing place to be right now.  In addition to the broad range of telecommunications services we have become known for, we have new ventures in broadcasting distribution, IPTV, metropolitan fibre deployment, retail distribution, and our ThinkTel division's innovative Think365, which unleashes the full potential of Microsoft's Office 365 by enabling Microsoft Lync with Enterprise Voice."


Since 1988, Distributel Communications has been offering Canadians high quality, competitively priced communications solutions backed by an extremely high standard of customer service. Now operating as a national carrier with services in over 1000 cities, Distributel is Canada's leading independent Internet Service Provider, offering cable and DSL Internet as well as home phone and long distance to consumers in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. Under the ThinkTel brand, Distributel also offers SIP based voice, video and data services in both retail and wholesale models to some of the country's largest organizations.

SOURCE: Distributel Communications Limited

For further information: Jean-Pierre Gosselin, Vice-President of marketing, jp.gosselin@distributel.ca


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