OTTAWA — Storm Internet Services (“Storm”) announced this week that Christie & Walther Communications Limited has sold its interest in Storm to Birket Foster, a local technology entrepreneur long associated with the internet service provider.
Birket Foster and Charles Walther have served as owners and directors of Storm since 2003 and shared duties as chairman. Walther has chosen at this time to retire.
“Storm is grateful for Charles’ services these past 17 years as a director and shareholder of Storm and, on behalf of Storm, we wish him continued success as he moves into the next chapter of his life,” commented Foster, who assumes the role of chairman and CEO — the latter title being Chief Enablement Officer in this case. It’s a role that will see him continue helping Storm grow its commercial and residential lines of business.
Foster is also known in tech circles for his Chesterville-based data migration firm, MB Foster Associates.
Danny Frangione, Storm’s CFO, reported, “Even with this change of control in ownership of Storm, all of us here will continue working closely together in order to provide quality internet service as well as exceptional client experience to all of our clients.”
Among Eastern Ontario’s first Internet Service Providers, since 1996, Storm has focused on continuous innovation and client-driven service and support that consistently exceed expectations. Storm services both residential and small-to-medium sized business clients in Eastern Ontario and provides high-speed access across 8,000 square kilometers of the Ottawa Valley.
These past weeks, Storm has been instrumental in helping customers shelter at home, providing robust internet services to clients to support video conferencing, VPNs and edutainment applications for the Ottawa and surrounding area due to Covid 19.