Our Team




Ron Cherney, President

Ron Cherney, President and owner of Message Centre Wireless, has been in the telecommunications business since 1983. Prior to entering the telecommunications field, Ron worked for External Affairs, Canada and was posted to London, England. Upon his return, he was an owner of a paging business and 2-way radio business and became a Telus dealer in 2000. He looks forward to continuing offering the most advanced services and products available in the wireless industry. Ron is committed to providing the best service available for your needs through Message Centre Wireless. His personal interests include watching sporting events, travelling, and fine wine and cuisine.

Contact Ron: 613.238.2337 ext.2

Email: rcherney@messagecentre.com


Deborah Ferris - Vice President, Legal & Administration

Deborah Ferris is a licensed attorney in the state of California and has been practicing law since receiving her law degree from the University of Missouri Ė Kansas City, and her undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Kansas. Deborah joined Message Centre Wireless when she relocated to Canada in June 2011 to be with her husband, Ron Cherney, the owner and President of Message Centre Wireless. She handles the companyís administrative and legal needs as well as working with others on various projects, such as the company website. Deborah enjoys fine wine and cuisine, both at home and in restaurants. She and Ron enjoy traveling, particularly to wine country.

Contact Deborah: 613.238.2337 ext.8

Email: dferris@messagecentre.com


Paul Meahan - Vice President, Sales and Marketing

After attending Algonquin college in 1981, Paul started his career in Retail, managing two Wilson office supply stores for six years. His 28 year wireless career began in 1987 with Motorola Canada, where he spent more than eight years developing a multitude of various Motorola sales and management initiatives. After working on his development in other areas in the Wireless industry for a few years, Paul  took a position as sales manager, reporting to Ronald Cherney, owner of Ottawa Communications Centre. Since joining Ronís team, Paul, now Vice President, has been an integral part of Message Centres growth and has assisted in all aspects in the development the Message Centre team as a prominent TELUS Business to Business Dealership. Paul considers himself a true family man, enjoys umpiring an adult softball league, and  dabbles in photography in his spare time.

Contact Paul: 613.238.2337 ext.3

Email: pmeahan@messagecentre.com


Ralph Batten - Senior Account Executive

Ralph Batten brings 28 years of experience in the wireless industry, all with Message Centre Wireless. He started back in 1983 in the wide- area paging industry. Products and services have changed over the years but his primary market remains the same, which is the mobile work force. He truly believes the key to retaining and growing our business is the excellent level of service provided, before and after the sale, and the one- stop shop. This is what has made him successful over the last 28 years. As a Senior Account Manager, Ralph is responsible for identifying business opportunities and developing new business accounts within an assigned territory, including major Government of Ontario and SMB accounts. This also includes promoting and servicing TELUS Mobility products within the existing Message Centre Wireless customer base and developing new business in the wireless solutions market. Away from the office Ralph enjoys all sports and jogging in particular. Having coached competitive soccer for over 11 years in his community, he strives to promote the benefits of physical fitness to our youth.

Contact Ralph: 613.238.2337 ext.6

Email: ralphb@messagecentre.com

Doug Mousseau- Senior Account Executive

Doug has a passion for the small-medium business space because heís lived there.  He began his career in the SMB space in the early 1990ís with an electro-mechanical service centre.  In 2004, he joined an information security organization and has now serviced the wireless industry for 5 years. Doug understands the challenges (which truly are opportunities) for SMBís and also understands the feeling of success.  His passion drives him to contribute to his customersí success.    As a Senior Account Executive, Doug is thrilled by the challenge of uncovering and addressing the challenges of new SMB clients, developing new partnerships, and proactively nurturing the changing needs of his existing clients.He prides himself in staying active whether itsenjoying the outdoors with family and friends capped by an evening campfire, or taking part in a game of hockey or golf.  He also enjoys reading a good biography.  

Contact Doug: 613-915-4811

Email: dmousseau@messagecentre.com


Mel Maidment - Service Manager

Message Centre Wireless service manager, Mel Maidment has been working with Ron Cherney and his companies for over 26 years. In that time, Mel has become an invaluable team member, with a multitude of service responsibilities. Mel is a certified electronics technician from George Brown college. Mel services our clients in many capacities from account management, sales, cellular repair, email setup and support, in-building wireless signal amplification design and installation, as well as GPS system installation. Mel is originally from Newfoundland, is married with one son and is an avid outdoors-man.

Contact Mel: 613.238.2337 ext.5

Email: mmaidment@messagecentre.com

 Ashley White - Admin. Assistant, Graphic Designer 

As a graduate from the Graphic Design program through Canadore College, Ashley White was first contacted by Message Centre Wireless to design and create monthly flyers to send to new and existing clients. Through her contacts, Ashley was given the opportunity to join the MCW team officially which she enthusiastically accepted in the spring of 2013. With her education in design and her years of customer service experience, she will continue to be our in-house graphic designer as well as taking on the roles of Admin. Assistant and customer service representative. 

Ashley loves to spend time outdoors with her dog and in her downtime prefers to practice her skills in drawing photo-realistic images in charcoal. 

Contact Ashley: 613.238.2337 ext.4

Email: awhite@messagecentre.com


 Alyssa White - Admin. Assistant 

Alyssa graduated from Nipissing University with a degree in English Literature.  Initially she was brought on as a contract worker during high volume months as support for the existing staff, but when she was given the opportunity to join as a full time member of the team she was eager to accept.  Sheís looking forward to the chance to improve her skills and contribute more to the team as an Administrative Assistant and customer service representative. 

Alyssa loves to play computer games in her downtime as well as working on her writing projects.

Contact Alyssa: 613.238.2337 ext.4

Email: awhite@messagecentre.com