James Williams, Director
Jim Williams is a Canadian telecom entrepreneur, starting 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 Jim stayed on as Vice President of sales until Jan 1992, when he left to found Williams Telecommunications Corp in February 1992. Jim is currently President and CEO of Williams Telecommunications, Dakota Technologies and Frontrunner Network Systems.
Williams Telecommunications Corp., headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, is recognized as a premier independent worldwide distributor of telecommunications equipment and supplier of information and customer service. In 1998, 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. In 2008, Williams purchased Frontrunner Network Systems based in Rochester, New York, a former division of the Rochester Telecom Company that was founded in 1978. Frontrunner Network Systems now has over 6 offices in New York State and Chicago, and provides business communication and IP security equipment and services to enterprise, medium and small business clients across the Northeast and Midwest.