Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> September 25, 2000

Kim Allen – Universe2u Inc (utou.ob)

KIM ALLEN is CEO of Universe2U Inc. Mr. Allen, as the CEO of Universe2U's affiliated companies ' Fiber Optics Corporation of Canada Inc., Canadian Cable Consultants Inc., Photonics Design & Engineering Inc., CableTec Communications Inc., Multilink Networks Inc., and Coastal Networks Inc. ' is well suited to working with the utilities and therefore provides the appropriate level of guidance to all of the subsidiaries. Prior to joining Universe2U Inc., Mr. Allen was the founding President of DTE/Probyn Energy Solutions, a joint venture between DTE Energy Solutions (Detroit Edison) and Probyn & Company. Mr. Allen was the CEO of Scarborough Public Utilities Commission. In a 12- year career with Ontario Hydro, Mr. Allen held a number of management positions that included engineering, operations and information systems functions, marketing and retail. Mr. Allen has achieved a Master of Business Administration at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Ottawa. Throughout his career, Mr. Allen has held positions in and contributed to many professional organizations, including the Professional Engineers of Ontario, Toronto Energy Club, Municipal Electric Association, and the Canadian Electrical Association. Profile
TWST: Could we start out with a little history and a quick overview of

the company?

Mr. Allen: Universe2U Inc., as a publicly traded company has a

relatively short history. Prior to entering