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WE ARE PIONEERING TECHNOLOGY

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 fire prevention technologies and products.

The cost of cooking fires

Cooking fires are the number one cause of household fires globally. In the United States, cooking is the cause or 49% of all reported home fires. This equates to approximately 172,000 cooking-related structure fires.

(Source: National Fire Protection Association www.nfpa.org).
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OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE

To protect lives and property from the leading cause of household fires – cooking fires.

Over 1.5 million installations across North America for over 15 years with no cooking fire occurrence. We do this by 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 of cooking fires.

They help reduce energy consumption and deliver a proven return on investment. Pioneering’s patented “temperature limiting control” (TLC) technology and products have been recognized by the fire prevention community as the most compelling technologies and products available in the market today to help prevent cooking fires and help solve the multi-billion-dollar cooking fire problem.

We proudly offer a range of high-quality products that provide proven and effective cooking fire prevention solutions for the residential and commercial markets. Award-winning products like SmartBurner, SmartElement, SmartRange, Safe-T-Sensor and SmartMicro, have helped make us North America’s leader in the engineering and manufacturing of cooking fire prevention products.

Pioneering Technology also licenses, markets and sells its proprietary products and components to leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and through established third-party distribution channels. Patents, patents pending, and trademarks protect our intellectual property.

VISION

TO BE THE PRODUCT OF CHOICE AND LEADER IN COOKING FIRE PREVENTION TECHNOLOGIES.

MISSion

TO PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTY FROM THE LEADING CAUSE OF HOUSEHOLD FIRE – COOKING FIRES.

Our customers receive federal, state, and city grants, tax incentives, etc., for purchasing and installing our products.

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VOICES OF OUR SAFE AND SATISFIED CUSTOMERS

SMART COOKING FIRE PREVENTION PRODUCTS

Engineered to help eliminate cooking fires and prevent nuisance alarms. Pioneering Technology offers extensive cooking fire prevention solutions for multi-residential buildings and other commercial properties.

SMARTBURNER™

This easy-to-install replacement for electric coil burners features our patented temperature limiting control (TLC) technology, which helps prevent the burner from reaching the temperature at which common cooking oils auto-ignite. This technology has been installed on over 1.5 million burners, in more than 400,000 homes and apartments without a single cooking fire being reported.
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SMARTMICRO™

This simple plug-in solution provides cooking fire safety benefits for microwave ovens with improved technology that prevents unnecessary alarm activations by interrupting power to the microwave at the first sign of smoke. Proven highly effective for college/university dorms, hospitals, seniors’ residences, corporate offices, hotels, or anywhere else, microwave ovens are used.
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SMARTRANGE™

The ideal cooking fire safety solution for glass top and electric ranges. SmartRange monitors changes in the rangetop’s cooking temperature. If it detects a cooking fire risk, it will signal a pre-alarm, and if the pre-alarm is left unattended, SmartRange will automatically shut off the rangetop. This product has been used effectively in Europe for years and is now available in North America.
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SUCESS STORIES

Explore the real-life success stories of how our cooking fire prevention products have made a difference in various settings.

Discover how SmartBurner was included in 3 Community Risk Reduction (CRR) programs focused on preventing cooking fires.

A CRR Success Trilogy

Learn how stovetop fires have stopped occurring with SmartBurner, saves lives and protected valuable property in any of these 3 success stories.

Awards

Awards for Cooking Fire Prevention Products

COMPANY PROFILE

BACKGROUND:

The company, now known as Pioneering Technology, was originally started over two decades ago by Dr. Reza Shah, a noted international inventor and scientist. Among his numerous accomplishments, Dr. Shah helped design the navigation system for Apollo 11 (the first rocket to land on the moon) and the black box for the airline industry.

After a long and distinguished career working and consulting for various companies, Dr. Shah began his second career as an entrepreneur. He founded ThermoSmart Inc. in 1998 to develop and market Safe-T-element® for safer, more energy-efficient stovetop cooking after personally experiencing a cooking fire.

ThermoSmart was later purchased, restructured and became Pioneering Technology Corp. Pioneering has since evolved into a multi-product business-to-business focused safety and energy Smart product innovation Company.

Today:

Pioneering Technology Corp., based in Mississauga, Ontario, is an “energy smart” technology company and North America’s leader in innovative cooking fire prevention technologies and products. The company’s proven product solutions help prevent cooking fires and false alarms by helping prevent these types of fires from starting in the first place. They help reduce energy consumption and deliver a proven return on investment.

Pioneering’s proprietary cooking fire prevention solutions include SmartBurner, SmartElement, SmartRange, Safe-T-Sensor, and SmartMicro. Pioneering’s patented “temperature limiting control” (TLC) technology and products have been recognized by the fire prevention community as the most compelling technologies and products available in the market today to help prevent cooking fires and help solve the multi-billion-dollar cooking fire problem. The company has installed over 1.5 million of its TLC burners to date without a single cooking fire.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, stovetop cooking is North America’s number one cause of household fire and fire injuries. Pioneering’s temperature limiting control (TLC) technology is now installed in over 400,000 multi-residential housing units across North America without a single cooking fire, delivering peace of mind and a solid return on investment for its customers.

Our Distribution, insurance, and financing Partners

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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CONTACT

Kevin Callahan, CEO

Phone: 647-945-7515

Email: kcallahan@pioneeringtech.com
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