Manitoba Hydro Telecom (MHT), a business unit of Manitoba Hydro International Ltd., owns, operates, monitors, and maintains one of the largest communications networks in Manitoba.


Chris Mankewich

Acting Managing Director 
Phone: 1-204-477-7614

Chris is a technical solutions professional with over 17 years of sales, ICT business innovation, and telecommunications leadership experience. Chris has an extensive background in solution design and development with government, public sector, and commercial customers. He is a focused network professional who strives to enable customers through innovative solutions. As Acting Managing Director of MHT, Chris is responsible for the growth and success of the business. 


Blair Baete

Technical Operations Manager

Blair manages the technical operations of MHT and has 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, working previously as a network specialist and a telecontrol technician. He has a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology and has completed Cisco Certified training, among other Networking and Supervisory Courses. He began his telecom career at Manitoba Hydro as a technician and advanced into operations management. These roles provided him with extensive experience and knowledge of all levels of networking – installation, testing, programming, design, engineering, procurement, training, and customer service. In his current role, he leads an expert group of network officers that design and implement solutions to meet customer’s needs.


Joseph Toth

Fibre and Facilities Manager
Phone: 1-204-480-5200 Ext 1615

Joseph manages MHT’s Outside Plant and has over 30 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. Joseph has a Master’s degree in Business Administration along with a Master’s degree in Electronic Information Systems Engineering. He spent over 15 years in business development, systems design, commissioning, and the deployment of major fibre optic infrastructure projects (as well as Terrestrial and Satellite Wireless network end to end deployment projects). Joseph was the VP of operations and CTO, overseeing both the inside and outside technical operations of a major hybrid fibre coax cable company in Western Canada.