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Obituary: Mitchell “Mickey” Olfman


MONTREAL – Mitchell “Mickey” Olfman, co-founder of cable telecommunications company Electroline Equipment Inc. based in Montreal and considered a “true pioneer and innovator”, has died. Olfman established Electroline with business partner Bram Appel in 1953 as a provider of external TV antennas to improve television reception. He was Chairman of Electroline’s Board of Directors when he passed away February 26th. In those 55 years, Electroline has grown and evolved with the technology, and now has 150 employees in offices across North America and Europe. Electroline’s President and CEO, John Vincent, said “it was Mickey who transformed Electroline from a small...