Press Release YRH – January 23 2020_ENMontréal, January 23 2020 – YRH, one the most important engineering firm specialized in telecommunications, broadcasting and wireless communications in Canada, is happy to announced that starting February 1st, 2020, a new chapter in its history will begin.
After more than 35 years with the company and 25 years as acting president of YRH, François Hamel will leave his post to pursue new challenges. He will be succeeded by his long-time business partner, Maurice Beauséjour, who will become YRH’s president and CEO, effective February 1st.
In the wake of this important event and to ensure continuity of its management team, YRH is proud to announce the arrival of two new shareholders: Étienne Leroux and Alexis Langlois. Both have been employees for many years and have contributed to the reputation and successes of our company across Canada.
It is with great emotion and a feeling of accomplishment that Mr. Hamel stated:
« Dear employees, colleagues, partners, and clients,
After more than 35 years filled with many memories and great realisations, it is now time for me to move on to other challenges and new adventures.
I am pleased to announce that I will pass the reins of YRH to my friend, colleague and business partner, Maurice Beausejour, who will become the new president and CEO.
Maurice and I have always made a solid team, relying on each other’s strengths. This collaboration has allowed YRH to become a leader in the telecom engineering industry. I am extremely confident that this success will continue under his guidance.
Furthermore, I am pleased to announce the arrival of 2 new shareholders, Étienne Leroux and Alexis Langlois. Both are long time employees of the firm who have always contributed to YRH’s successes.
Finally, I wish to thank you all, employees, partners and clients, for the numerous and wonderful projects we have successfully accomplish together over the years. These projects gave us the chance to build our expertise and achieve a reputation as leaders of the telecommunications engineering industry.
In the name of my colleagues and myself, I wish Maurice the best success in his new position as president of YRH and in the continuation of this great adventure. »
Maurice Beauséjour, current vice-president operations at YRH and president and CEO as of February 1st:
« It is with pride and emotion that I accept to step into this new role and take François’ place as president and CEO.
Rest assured that we will maintain the same level of quality, expertise and innovation that made the reputation of our firm across Canada. We will continue to build on the strengths of our employees to serve our clients in broadcasting, wireless communications and telecommunications.
I am also pleased to confirm that François will remain close to YRH as Strategic Advisor to ensure a smooth transition and I wish him success in his new endeavors. »
This transition arrives at a period of tremendous changes in the telecommunications market, with the arrival and pursuit of the 5G, IoT, Big Data, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), cybersecurity, FTTH and High Speed Internet networks. The future of YRH and the Telecom Market is more dynamic than ever.
François Hamel and Maurice Beauséjour
About YRH: Founded in 1967, YRH is a Canadian consulting-engineering firm specialised in broadcasting, wireless networks and telecommunications. Headquartered in Montreal, the firm consists of a team of dedicated Engineers and specialists. YRH undertakes projects all across Canada and is dedicated to solving complex and challenging technological problems. For more than 50 years, YRH has successfully carried out projects in over 50 countries and across 5 continents, under extreme conditions and varied locations. For additional information, visit www.yrh.com
Contact: Annik Geoffroy, Manager – Administration division, YRH (514) 934-3024 ext. 211
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