Joe Hickey Welcomed Into Atlantic Business Magazine’s Hall of Fame for Fifth Top 50 CEOs Win

On May 9th, Joe Hickey, President and Founder of ROCK Networks, achieved a remarkable milestone by winning the Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEOs award for the fifth consecutive year. This prestigious recognition has led to his induction into the Atlantic Business Magazine’s Hall of Fame, a testament to his exceptional leadership and contributions to the business community. 

The Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEOs award is a highly coveted honour that celebrates outstanding corporate leadership in the Atlantic provinces. Joe Hickey’s continued success in winning this award reflects his unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. 

Under Joe Hickey’s leadership, ROCK Networks has experienced significant growth and transformation. From its origins as a local two-way radio supplier, the company has become a leading innovator in rural broadband, satellite, and wireless networks across Canada. ROCK Networks has achieved a remarkable 54% growth rate, earning it a spot on the Globe and Mail’s prestigious 2022 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies, as well as attaining Corporate Vision’s Canadian 2024 Business Award for Most Innovative Telecommunications company. 

Joe Hickey’s deep roots in Atlantic Canada and his pride in his Newfoundland heritage have significantly shaped his leadership style and business philosophy. His dedication to bridging the digital divide and bringing high-speed internet services to rural residents across Canada has been recognized and celebrated by the business community. 

In addition to his role at ROCK Networks, Joe Hickey serves on the board of techNL, a not-for-profit industry association representing Newfoundland and Labrador’s technology and innovation sector. Through his work with techNL, he aims to foster the growth and success of the tech sector. In 2024, PomeGran Inc., Canada’s leading rural fibre broadband provider, acquired ROCK Networks. As a result of the acquisition, Joe Hickey now serves as President of PomeGran, advancing plans for increased connectivity in rural communities. 

Joe Hickey’s induction into the Atlantic Business Magazine’s Hall of Fame is a well-deserved recognition of his exceptional leadership and achievements. His continued success serves as an inspiration to business leaders across Atlantic Canada and beyond. 

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