Management-Team

Management Team

Doug Wade - President

Doug Wade Doug graduated from the University of Alberta in 1993 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing Specialization). After graduation he worked with the Quaker Oats Company of Canada in Calgary for three plus years before moving to Warner Lambert Consumer Healthcare working in Account Management. In June of 1998 he became the Marketing Manager for Vista ComTech (now Vista Telecom Networks). His key responsibilities were to develop long term customer plans and develop the new Unlicensed Wireless Broadband market for Vista. In 1999/2000 Vista was acquired by Bracknell Corporation, a $200 million publically traded company, and Doug represented the Wireless sector on Bracknell’s Communication Infrastructure Workgroup; a steering committee designed to cross train Bracknell’s various divisions to compete in the Wireless Data/Telecom Sector. Vista’s assets were repurchased from a bankrupt Bracknell in 2001 and Vista Telecom Networks Inc. was established. In 2003 Doug and his father John Wade became the sole owners of Vista Telecom Networks.

 

Between 1998 and 2007 while working for Vista, Doug learned the intricacies of Microwave Technology from his father, a well respected pioneer in the industry who spent 28 years working for AGT/TELUS building Alberta's Original Microwave Infrastructure. Doug is proud of Vista and the relationship it maintains with its Customers and Partners, and feels that its continued success is a tribute to his late father.

 

Doug lives in Fort Saskatchewan with his children Joshua, Jacob and Averee, and enjoys travelling with his family, golf, coaching youth sports and working every day.


Jennifer Grant - Executive VP

Jennifer GrantJennifer is a Vista “veteran”, having been with the company since July 1996. Jennifer is involved in all aspects of Vista's business, and she fulfills many roles at Vista (both formal and informal), with her primary ones being Financial Controller, Office Manager, and Project Coordinator. She also handles a variety of HR and customer liaison duties. If ever you need to talk to somebody right away at Vista, Jennifer is usually there to handle your concerns and to direct you to the right person within the Vista organization. When not working, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband Darryl, reading, and dining at fine restaurants.

Dean Johnson - Civil Operations Manager

Dean JohnsonDean Johnson joined Vista Telecom Networks in 2005 as Construction Manager, bringing with him 10+ years of Telecom Rigging experience. Dean's industry experience ranges from large tower builds for Wireless Carriers, Oil and Gas Companies and Utility Companies to Roof Top installations, and tower maintenance programs. Since 2005 Dean has been responsible for building Vista's civil construction capabilities from scratch, helping Vista become a Go-To partner for Wireless Carriers and Oil and Gas customers across Alberta.  Dean maintains COMTRAIN certifications allowing him to train Vista staff on climbing safety and rescue as well as tower construction, and ensures their methods meet current industry standards.

 

Dean is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys both track racing and motocross. Dean also enjoys camping and he and his wife Bonnie can be found spending time with their friends at their lake lot on most summer weekends.


Dennis Huybregts - Project Manager

Dennis HuybregtsHaving been with Vista since 2008, Dennis is now a Project Manager and Technician. He has become a point of contact for existing and new clients. Dennis can run a project from start to finish and be involved in every aspect of the process. Having worked for Telecommunications companies that service Oil and Gas facilities throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, he brings to the table a wealth of telecom experience from the technical to the civil ends of the spectrum. Dennis is a person that can do many things in addition to telecom services, from home renovations to drilling for oil. Dennis likes to play competitive co-ed volleyball during the winter and by the looks of his personal truck enjoys a trail ride or two throughout the year. There are many other hobbies that keep him busy when off the clock. An extremely hard worker and team player, Dennis is a great asset to Vista.

Rob Conard - Calgary Branch Manager & Project Manager

rob conardRob joined Vista Telecom Networks in 2009 as Calgary Branch Manager after a 33 year career with TELUS. The majority of his time at TELUS was with the Wireless Division in switching and transport planning. His time at Vista has been taken up exclusively as Vista’s interface with TELUS.

 

Rob’s time away from Vista is spent with his dogs and grandchildren.

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