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Proud to be north america's leader in fire prevention products

For more than a decade, Pioneering Technology has been an “energy smart” technology company and North America’s leader in innovative cooking prevention technologies and products. Our mission is simple: To help save lives and property from the leading cause of household fire – cooking fires. We do this by engineering and providing solutions that make engineering and providing solutions that make consumer appliances safer, smarter and more efficient. Our patented cooking fire prevention products address the multi-billion dollar problem on cooking fires. 

JOHN BERGSMA

Chairman
Mr. Bergsma is a corporate director and business strategy consultant. Previous board appointments included the Ontario Clean Water Agency, Horizon Utilities Corp., St. Catharines Hydro Inc., CFM Corp., various natural gas utilities, pipeline companies and industry associations, including the Executive Committee of the Board of the International Gas Union. Mr. Bergsma has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Gas Ltd. and President of Lennox Canada Inc., Massey Ferguson Research Ltd. and Columbus McKinnon Ltd., and as Commissioner of Corporate Services for Niagara Region.
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KEVIN R. CALLAHAN

Director, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Callahan is President and Chief Executive Officer of Pioneering Technology Corp. and its subsidiaries. Mr. Callahan is a partner in Upstream Capital Inc., a private investment company and President of The Upstream Group Inc., a private company that works with emerging business ventures. Prior to forming The Upstream Group, Mr. Callahan worked with EcomPark Inc., a public venture investment firm, as an advisor and as President of one of their investee companies from March 2000 to March 2001. EcomPark was sold in 2001. From November 1994 to March 2000, Mr. Callahan worked in consumer products marketing with BBDO Canada, a division of BBDO Worldwide as Vice-President, Group Director.
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MEREDITH K. APPY

Director
Ms. Appy has served as President of Appy & Associates since January 2012. Ms. Appy is an internationally-recognized leader in fire and life safety education with a proven track record in leading organizations and teams to execute high-impact injury prevention initiatives. Previously, Ms. Appy served as President of Safe Kids USA at the Children’s National Medical Center, she served as President of the Home Safety Council in Washington, D.C. from March 2003 to December 2010 and prior to that led the educational efforts for the National Fire Protection Association.

PAUL H. HARRICKS

Director
Mr. Harricks has a B.A. from Trinity College, University of Toronto (1975) and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School (1978). He was called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario in 1980. From 1980 to 2019 Mr. Harricks practiced law at the Gowling WLG firm, or its predecessors, primarily in the areas of corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions. From 2010 to 2019 he was head of the firm’s Energy Sector Group. Since September 2019 he has been Executive Vice-President and Chief Legal Officer at Hydro One, which is Ontario’s largest electricity transmitter and distributor and is listed on the TSX.
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KEVIN R. CALLAHAN

Director, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Callahan is President and Chief Executive Officer of Pioneering Technology Corp. and its subsidiaries. Mr. Callahan is a partner in Upstream Capital Inc., a private investment company and President of The Upstream Group Inc., a private company that works with emerging business ventures. Prior to forming The Upstream Group, Mr. Callahan worked with EcomPark Inc., a public venture investment firm, as an advisor and as President of one of their investee companies from March 2000 to March 2001. EcomPark was sold in 2001. From November 1994 to March 2000, Mr. Callahan worked in consumer products marketing with BBDO Canada, a division of BBDO Worldwide as Vice-President, Group Director.
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WILL BOAKE

Executive Vice-President of Buisness Development
A seasoned sales and business development leader with over 30 years of experience working primarily in the manufacturing and technology sectors. Throughout his career, Will has honed his strategies, processes, and skills to create significant ROI working and selling across a multitude of sectors including, financial services, sports and entertainment, national and international brands, retail, transportation, and others. He spent 18 years at ICON Digital Productions, a leading Canadian visual graphics and digital signage firm. He joined ICON in 2005 as a Senior Consultant before moving into management.
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