MEET THE TEAM
Stephen Sacks, MBA, P. Eng.
Tech Marketing, Sales Strategics (31 years)
Hi-Tech Marketing, MarComm, Management & Sales expertise in building teams, creating & executing business plans, as well as positioning companies for growth & acquisition. Held executive positions at General Instrument, Capella Telecommunications, Terayon Communications and RGB Networks. Has practiced Management Consulting since 1972, with over 30 greatly pleased Clients. Founded MDL Communications.
Operational Expertise, Management & Engineering (30 years)
Held senior positions at Fincore, PMP, and Manta Test Systems. Has her Masters, Engineering from St. Petersburg, Russia. Expert in QMS, ISO, CSA. Helped found MDL Communications with Stephen.
Seasoned Industry Veteran (23 years)
Well-known Canadian cable industry authority; responsible for SDV, VOD, Simulcast, headend consolidation, targeted ad insertion, fiber interconnections, network & reliability planning and MSO interconnect agreements at Cogeco (Ontario). Published multiple industry articles, presented at industry conferences, received the Galaxy Technical Award of Excellence – and has been the SCTE Ontario Chapter Vice President.
Seasoned Industry Veteran (24 years)
Vincent Garneau started in the telecommunications industry at Telesat Canada in 1993; he was quickly immersed in digital video compression as he signed the first contract to carry a digital video television service in Canada. Capella Telecommunication recruited him to help MSO’s implement fiber optic distribution in their network. When the digital video revolution hit, he was instrumental in building digital video infrastructure for cable operators and broadcasters’ environment. Since then, Vincent successfully helped dozens of customers implement DV, VOD, IPTV and other digital services in their infrastructure, over the past 24 years. In Canada’s Eastern provinces, his name is synonymous with ‘great products, great follow-ups, great service’.
Operator and Vendor technical expertise (42 years)
Ron is MDL’s veteran when it comes to ‘everything telecom’: MPEG/digital TV, IPTV, VoD, Linear & nDVR Broadband, RF & optics-transmission, streaming media, systems architectures and project coordinator/planner. He’s been with Northern Cable (20 years) ADC (4 years), C-COR (7 years), RGB and Imagine (7 years) – and he’s done it all! Ron has superb references from everyone he’s met and done any and every type of headend & plant work for in the industry. If you need to get just about anything to work in any headend, Ron’s your guy.
Market-appropriate technical solutions provider
The consummate technology builder, Darren was CTO for Columbus Communications and responsible for all of its technology rollouts including, but not limited to, its HFC networks, FTTH networks, digital and IPTV platforms. He finds solutions that are market appropriate and scale well for the financial objectives to the company.
Whether it was HFC networks, traditional digital video, broadband or IPTV solutions the company was built and ultimately sold to Cable & Wireless (now a Liberty Global company) and Darren was a major part of the growth that lead to that transaction.
Darren continues to advise and assist his clients with MDL and provide them with solutions that are optimized for them.
Collin McIntyre, our Director of targeted Accounts, is a seasoned veteran, with 41 years of vast broadband & broadcast knowledge, spanning decades of experience at Rogers, MacLean Hunter, UBS, and Look TV. Collin’s Project Engineering & Management expertise pervade every area you can imagine - Collin’s our ‘solutions guy’. He fosters the survivability of Tier 2/3 Accounts by providing to them the affordable capabilities that will ensure their continued growth, now and into the future.