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Executive Management

Dr. Tim Berube spent much of his early working years with the Canadian Forces and in a career abroad. He was Vice-President and General Manager for the broadband communications firm Arris International in Tokyo, Japan. Upon repatriating to Canada, Dr. Berube founded Ben Berube Holdings International, an organization offering both domestic and international consultancy services. More recently, he served on the Board of Directors with the North West Local Health Integration Network under the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care in Ontario. He is currently a Commissioner with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

Dr. Berube has over 25 years of experience in global leadership, executive management, governance, business development, operations, sales, marketing, engineering, project management and consulting. Dr. Berube has a 10-year international portfolio resulting in the creation of two multi-million-dollar multinational enterprises.

Holding a Master of Science (Leadership)  from Capella University, a Master of Business Administration (International)  from the University of South Australia and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering  from Lakehead University. He also possesses multiple non-secular degrees in metaphysics and divinity, culminating in a Doctor of Philosophy (Metaphysical Sciences)  and a Doctor of Divinity from the University of Metaphysical Sciences.

Kim Magalhaes is a Certified General Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Laurentian University. Kim is responsible for the overall financial management of the business, including shareholder services, financial, accounting, tax, and auditing activities. She is also responsible for the strategic evaluation of current and future business ventures and oversees the organization’s ongoing business process improvement. Before joining Westman in 2021, Kim held various leadership roles in the Agriculture and Natural Gas trading industries. Most recently, she was the Controller for a Canadian food distribution company.

John is responsible for Customer Care, Westman Business, Community Programming, Marketing and Sales. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and a Master of Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Western Ontario. His career started in the natural resources industry and then shifted to the telecommunications industry for the past 15 years. John has worked for several of the country’s largest telecommunication providers and has experience in wireless, Internet, video and telephone.


Dean Hardy is a recognized Senior Executive with a tenacious work ethic and extensive experience covering all aspects of the data center, network, and telecom operations. Dean’s strategically focused technology approach and expertise of over 25 years have allowed him to successfully lead large teams through significant change and growth.

Dean is responsible for the overall technology vision, engineering, construction and deployment, inside & outside the plant. He oversees the planning, engineering, construction and operation of the Westman Communications Group network to ensure Westman members have access to High-Speed Internet, Digital HD TV, and reliable Home Phone services.

Dean holds a diploma in Electronics from Assiniboine Community College along with several industry certifications in advanced networking. Outside of work, you can find Dean running or travelling!