About

Board of Directors

Dalton L. Larson, Director

Mr. Larson is a former partner of a major Vancouver Law firm, now McMillan LLP and currently maintains a private practice along with a successful investment business. As an expert in alternate dispute resolution, Dalton has extensive experience as a professional arbitrator and mediator. He holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of London, England.

He has considerable business and finance experience, including serving more than 25 years as a director of several investment funds managed by the CW Funds group of companies, affiliated with Ventures West Management Inc. which at the time was one of the largest venture capital firms in Canada, where he participated in the investment and management of some $130 million in venture capital funds. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of a Philippine ethanol company and was a founding shareholder and first Chairman of the Board of Directors of the First Coal Corporation, which started operations in 2004 raising in excess of $65 million in equity to finance its development activities. This company was sold to Xstrata in 2011 for in excess of $150 million.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Energizer Resources Inc., a publically traded mineral exploration and mining company that is developing it’s 100% owned flagship Molo Graphite Project in southern Madagascar. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of a private education company and most recently was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of Smartcool Systems Inc., which provides cutting edge energy efficient and energy cost reduction solutions for businesses around the world.

Theodore H. Konyi

Theodore H. Konyi, Director

Mr. Konyi has over 30 years experience as a financial entrepreneur. As founder of the Maxwell group of companies, he has been involved in the startup and growth phases of 15 corporations primarily in the energy and technology industries. The primary operating company in the group, Maxwell Mercantile Inc., has completed in excess of $140 million in private and public financings. From 1988 through 1998, Mr. Konyi was responsible for forming and financing 17 Limited Partnerships that invested successfully in the energy sector. This involved the acquisition of ~$120 million of producing oil and gas assets in Alberta and managing the cash flow for over 1500 limited partners. From 1994 to the present, Mr. Konyi has been involved as a director or senior officer in 12 publicly listed companies. Mr Konyi was founder of Magnum Energy Inc., a startup publicly listed oil and gas exploration company and founder of SmartCool Systems Inc., a publicly listed energy conservation technology firm and Co-founder of Digital Caddies Inc., a startup tablet based golf course GPS management tool. Maxwell Mercantile Inc was responsible for the successful $25mm financing of Primeline Energy (PEH: TSXV) having raised the profile of the company and broadened its shareholder base. Ted was also co-founder of First Coal Corporation, a private metallurgical coal exploration company, which raised $65mm privately and was sold in 2011 to Xstrata Mining for $149mm. Ted is supported in Maxwell Mercantile by a competent group of financial professionals.

Brad Nightingale, Director

Brad Nightingale has over 20 years of experience working with executive teams and CEOs, of public and private companies throughout North America advising and directing initiatives relating to capital formation, strategic direction and new initiatives. Mr. Nightingale is currently, managing director with Fulham Partners a boutique private equity investment bank based in Scottsdale, Arizona with affiliate offices in New York City. Fulham Partners provides corporate financial advisory, risk management, and fund raising services to small and mid-sized companies. One of Mr. Nightingale responsibilities with the firm includes sourcing cross border investment opportunities for their private equity partners. Prior to working with Fulham Partners, Mr. Nightingale worked with other recognized investment banks and consulting companies including Merrill Lynch, Sprott Securities and Canaccord Capital and is also the founder/Chairman and CEO of Digital Caddies Inc., a publicly traded company that is building the first tablet based content, navigation and media network on golf courses throughout the United States.

George Burns

George Burnes, Director

Prior to joining Smartcool Systems Inc., Mr. Burnes was instrumental in the development of several customer-focused enterprises engaged in new product and service deployment. Mr. Burnes most recently held the position of President & COO of Novus Entertainment Inc; a communications service provider offering consumer's choice for their entertainments needs. Mr. Burnes was also President & COO of Silent Witness Enterprises Inc, a leading developer of advanced security systems distributed worldwide. Additionally he was founding director of Image Systems Corporation, a company engaged in the development of interactive television systems and services.
Mr. Burnes has over 20 years of management experience with 10 years of specialization in management and financial consulting.

Latest Press Releases

Smartcool Announces New CEO

Vancouver, BC. December 22, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to announce the addition of Theodore (Ted) Konyi to the executive team of the company, effective January 1, 2015. Mr Konyi, the founder of Smartcool, has now agreed to return as CEO to lead the company as it launch...

Refrigerated Trailer Testing yields average Daily Savings of 4.7 gallons of Diesel

Vancouver, BC. December 17, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to announce that the testing has been completed on a Refrigerated trailer, with savings achieved between four to six gallons per day depending on setpoint and outside air. This equates to 17% to 25% of the fuel co...

Smartcool Distributor Succeeds in Turning Car Dealerships Green

Vancouver, BC. December 15, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to report that Total Energy Concepts (TEC) has successfully installed Smartcool's ECO3 technology in 20 auto dealerships across the United States. With a growing concern about GHG (Green House Gas) emissions due to ...

Ener-Tech Cashing in on Smartcool ECO3 in Las Vegas

Vancouver, BC. October 20, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is excited to announce that it has recently signed a distribution agreement with Ener-Tech of Las Vegas, Nevada. Ener-Tech is utilizing the Smartcool's ECO3 product to optimize the performance of the air conditioning and heat pu...

Smartcool Signs Tri-Caribbean Energy as a Key Distribution Partner

Vancouver, BC. October 9, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to announce that it has signed a distribution agreement with a new Distribution Partner in the strategically significant Caribbean market. Tri-Caribbean Energy has begun to sell Smartcool's ECO3 product in order to opti...

Smartcool Confirms Test Refrigerated Trailer Uses Up to 28 Gallons of Diesel per Day in the Refriger…

Vancouver, BC. October 1, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to provide an update on the refrigerated truck testing initiative previously updated on September 17, 2014. As the compressor of a refrigerated trailer is driven by an independent diesel engine with its own fuel supp...

Smartcool Provides Update of Testing for Fuel Savings in The Refrigerated Transportation Sector

Vancouver, BC. September 17, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to provide an update on the beta testing initiative announced on July 8, 2014 and updated on August 13, 2014 with a Florida-based food distribution firm. The goal of this testing is to determine the impact of the Smar...

Smartcool Signs Agreement with New Distributor Targeting Residential Markets

Vancouver, BC. August 19, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to announce it has signed a distribution agreement with Smartcooling LLC (Smartcooling) and received an initial order of ECO3 units. Smartcooling is a new independent distributor, formed for the specific purpose of broad...

Smartcool Provides Update of Testing for Introduction to Refrigerated Transportation Sector

Vancouver, BC. August 15, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is please to provide an update on the beta testing initiative announced on July 8, 2014, with a Florida-based food distribution firm.  The goal of this phase is to determine the impact of the Smartcool technology on compressor ...

Smartcool Enters Next Phase of Testing for Introduction to Refrigerated Transportation Sector

Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) announced today that it has received approval for beta testing of Smartcool's energy efficiency technology with a Florida-based food distribution firm. This test is the next phase in introducing Smartcool's technology to the refrigerated transportation secto...

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