Mr. Williams is a Canadian telecom entrepreneur who started in the telecom industry over 30 years ago, in 1981, as one of the original founders of start-up TIE Communications, which was one of Canada’s fastest-growing telecom equipment manufacturers. TIE Communications grew from a start-up of under 10 employees into a $150 million-a-year public company in 5 years. Tie Communications was sold in 1988, and Mr. Williams stayed on as Vice President of Sales until January 1992, when he left to found Williams Telecommunications Corp. in February 1992. Mr. Williams is currently President and CEO of Williams Telecommunications Corp. and Dakota Technologies.
Williams Telecommunications Corp., headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, is recognized as a premier independent worldwide distributor of telecommunications equipment and a supplier of information and customer service. In 1998, Mr. Williams purchased Dakota Technologies, based in Mississauga, Ontario. Dakota Technologies is a factory repair and remanufacturing facility for telecommunications products. Dakota Technologies has developed a world-class, state-of-the-art facility featuring advanced technology at every workstation.