Canada's Primus Telecom starts new chapter with Michael Nowlan as CEO

Primus Telecommunications Canada has taken another step forward in its ongoing reorganization by naming Michael Nowlan as CEO and as a member of its board of directors.

Nowlan comes to Primus from social media provider Marketwired, where he served as CEO for 12 years.

During his tenure with Marketwired, he steered the company from being a slow growth traditional newswire service to a social media provider with offices throughout North America and Europe.

Nowlan's arrival comes during a transitional time for Primus.

In addition to delisting from the New York Stock Exchange in November, parent company PTGi divided its Primus Canada unit into two different organizations, one focusing on the rapidly growing data center business and the other serving residential and business customers.

Subsequently, Primus has worked to re-established its focus on Canada's retail business and residential retail telecom services market.

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