OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nova Communications (Nova), a leader in the wireless system integration and two-way radio industry, announced it has appointed Joseph Hickey as their new Chief Executive Officer and majority shareholder. Andrew Boswell will continue his relationship with Nova Communications as the Vice President of Corporate Development and a partner shareholder in the business.

"I am very excited about having Joe join the company as our CEO," said Boswell. "He is an executive of immense integrity and leadership, with a proven track record of success. He is the best fit to lead Nova Communications to the next stage of growth." 

With over 25 years of experience in telecommunications, Hickey has spent five years in the two-way radio industry, including a turnaround of Christie Walther Communications, gaining industry-wide recognition for the company. He received Motorola’s Partner Empower Award for Customer Excellence in 2015, the highest recognition a channel partner can obtain. This resulted in Christie Walther being acquired by Turris Communications. Prior to this, he served as the VP of Business Development at Ultra Electronics TCS and Executive VP at ACME TelePower Ltd. in India. Hickey has also been President and CEO of TenXc Wireless Inc., the President, and CEO of TeraBlaze Inc., and also held the position of VP and GM of the Shasta IP Services business unit at Nortel Networks where he began his career.

“Andrew and I share a similar vision of building a national wireless company, and from this day forward we will be working together to deliver on this vision. The Nova team has built a tremendous platform and business that we will leverage as we grow on a national level,” said Hickey.

About Nova Communications a Division of Rock Networks
Nova Communications is a wireless voice and data communications company as well as the largest communications systems integrator in eastern Canada. We partner with leading companies including Zebra Technologies and are a Motorola Solutions Platinum Channel Partner. Our team serves corporate and government customers including public safety, energy, transportation, construction and resource sectors. 

About Rock Networks
ROCK Networks is a solutions company focused on supporting government clients in the defence and public safety markets. Headquartered in the nation’s capital, we partner with Harris Corporation and Tait Communications to provide solutions in the areas of two-way radio infrastructure and antenna systems. Our team also delivers unique customer requirements with a business development focus on international firms looking to enter the Canadian market.

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Nadine Mansour
Director of Marketing & Sales Operations
Nova Communications