Norm Slater Retires After 40 Years in the Industry

Norm Slater

PETERBOROUGH, ON — August 11, 2016 — Capella Telecommunications Inc. today announced that its founder and President Norm Slater has decided to retire after 40 years in the industry. Norm joined Cablesystems Engineering (the forerunner of Rogers Engineering) in 1976 after graduating from the University of Western Ontario in Engineering. He was involved in the engineering of cable plant as Rogers expanded into the US marketplace in the early 80’s, and eventually joined Comlink supporting customers deploying technically complex systems.

In 1993 he helped found Capella Telecommunications Inc. with a focus on providing technical solutions to the Broadcast/Cable TV/Telco market. During the 23 years that Norm has served as President, Capella has evolved with the Canadian industry and continues to offer solutions to the marketplace. “The industry has been very good to me over the years with the opportunity to make many friends and to be part of an exciting period of technical change. After 40 years, I’ve decided to spend more time with my family’ says Norm.

Replacing Norm as President is Wayne Rabey, a 38 year veteran of the industry having spent 24 years with Jerrold/GI/Motorola before joining Capella. “Capella will continue to focus on providing customer service while supporting a range of technical solutions for the communications industry. With the recent acquisition of Incospec we have increased our ability to support projects requiring technical expertise. We will continue to work with our advisors to enable a smooth transition and assess new strategic options that will strengthen our company and enhance our competitive position.”

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About Capella

Capella Telecommunications Inc, is a privately owned Canadian company established in 1993 and is the owner of: ESA, Manta Test Systems, and Markdale Communications which operate as separate divisions. Capella is recognized as one of the leading full service distributors and system integrators of video, voice and data products. From the most complex carrier grade or business enterprise infrastructure equipment to the simplest hardware, Capella is committed to providing the highest quality products available today. Our goal is to provide customers with innovative, leading-edge products from the most technologically advanced manufacturers worldwide. In a rapidly changing industry, Capella has a reputation of being at the forefront in identifying, evaluating, and introducing quality products to the marketplace. With their corporate office located in Peterborough, Ontario and satellite offices in both Montreal and Vancouver, Capella provides customers with national coverage and support.

Further information about Capella and the company’s products and services is available at

Wayne Rabey, President, (905) 478-2989,
Roger Gilodo, Executive VP & CFO, (416) 219-5830,

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