Redline Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

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Redline Communications Group Inc. (TSX: RDL), a leading provider of broadband wireless solutions for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, announced today that it has appointed Mario Belanger as chief operating officer. In his new role, Mario will report to Eric Melka, Redline CEO, and will leverage his more than two decades of global network, telecom and information technology experience to manage all operational aspects of the company.

“Mario has an impressive history of growing businesses internationally,” said Eric Melka. “His experience and background in business development and sales will be an integral part of our growth strategy which emphasizes large, long-term multinational customer solutions.”

Mario has many years of experience building superior customer-facing organizations and his extensive track record includes simultaneously growing revenues, improving operational efficiencies, and aligning teams to deliver on common goals. Before joining Redline, Mario spent more than 4 years as senior vice president of sales for Bell Canada’s Business Markets, successfully integrating 3 separate sales groups into a unified Bell Enterprise sales organization. Before Bell, he was the president of Avaya Canada where he led an organization of 500 employees to sustained revenue growth through a vertical market focus and strategic business partner recruitment. As president of Paradyne International for 7 years, Mario grew Paradyne’s international business by targeting emerging markets and countries.

“I am very excited about the opportunities for Redline in the marketplace and I am looking forward to joining the management team of a company that is shaking up the industry,” said Mario. “I share their vision of building out a market leading customer-centric company.”

Mario starts his new role with Redline today.

About Redline Communications
Redline Communications ( is the innovator of Virtual Fiber™, a specialized wireless broadband system used by companies and governments worldwide to cost-effectively deploy distributed services and applications. Redline Virtual Fiber™ solutions are used to facilitate and enhance public safety networks, deploy and extend secure networks, connect digital oil fields and smart grids, and bring dedicated Internet access wherever and whenever it’s needed. Redline has been delivering powerful, versatile and reliable wireless systems to governments, the military, oil and gas, and the telecom industry for over a decade through its global network of certified partners. For more information visit

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