Cable & Telecom

Norm Slater, founder of Capella Telecom, passes away at 68

PETERBOROUGH – Norm Slater, who in 1993 helped found Capella Telecommunications Inc. and served as the president of the broadcast and television vendor for 23 years, passed away on Tuesday, one day short of his 69th birthday. Slater battled pancreatic cancer over the past six years, according to Wayne Rabey, who replaced Slater as president when he retired in 2016 from the company that provides technical solutions to the broadcast, cable television and telco market. Rabey said he passed away peacefully. Slater spent 40 years in the industry. In 1976, he joined Cablesystems Engineering, the forerunner of Rogers Engineering, after...