About

Management Team

George Burns

George Burnes – President & CEO, Director

Prior to joining Smartcool Systems Inc., George was instrumental in the development of several customer-focused enterprises engaged in new product and service deployment. George most recently held the position of President & COO of Novus Entertainment Inc; a communications service provider offering consumer's choice for their entertainments needs. George 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.
George has over 20 years of management experience with 10 years of specialization in management and financial consulting.

Steve Martin

Steven Martin – Executive Vice President

Steven is one of the founding directors of Smartcool EMEA and UK. His previous career in Estate and Property Management & Sales provided him with a wide and varied experience across a range of industry sectors.
Respected in the disciplines of sales and marketing, his unique portfolio of skills has attracted a team of leading professional colleagues to work alongside him. As well as appearing in national newspapers, television and trade magazines, Steven shares his technical experience with clients as a practical business perspective in energy management. With over sixteen years experience in the delivery of innovative energy solutions, he brings a wealth of knowledge in the technical, sales and management aspects of the industry. Steven remains at the forefront of client relationships and consultancy projects, meeting with clients and prospective business partners to ensure effective communication at all levels is maintained.

Chris Lefaivre

Chris Lefaivre – Vice President of Operations

Prior to joining Smartcool Systems Inc., Chris played a key role in building and managing several business to business product and service distribution networks. Chris most recently held the position of Business Unit Director for UTEL Networks, the business to business sales unit of Teligence Communications; a company specializing in telecommunications and non face to face commerce solutions. Chris was also Vice-President Business Development for Guardian Technologies Inc. a company engaged in the distribution of advanced security technologies. Additionally he was a founder of Novus Entertainment Inc, and held senior positions in Business Planning, Corporate Development and Finance over the course of the company's development.

Latest Press Releases

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...

Smartcool Drives Major Energy Savings Project for British Car Manufacturer

Vancouver, BC. June 17, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) has installed its energy efficiency products across one of the largest car manufacturing campuses in the UK, saving upwards of 525,000 kWh per year. The premier British car manufacturer is already an industry leader in sustainable bus...

Smartcool ECO3 Showcased in Rexel UK’s Energy Efficient Presentation Home

Vancouver, BC. June 4, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to have its ECO3 product featured in a presentation home designed by Rexel UK Ltd. The home is used as an education and display center on the future of sustainable buildings, and features a variety of products like Smartcool...

Smartcool Software Delivers Savings in Emerging Solution for Automated Energy Management in Small Co…

Vancouver, BC. April 8, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is actively moving into the 'internet of things', as its proprietary algorithms provide a unique tool to revolutionize the automation of energy efficiency and energy management in small commercial buildings. Since signing a Software L...

Smartcool Announces 18% Savings by New Energy Efficiency Solution for Refrigerated Transportation Ma…

Vancouver, BC. March 19, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to announce initial results of 18% energy savings from an evaluation of Smartcool's energy efficiency technology on two sea-going refrigerated containers. "This is an exciting new market that we are entering," says George...

Smartcool ECO3 Energy Savings Multiplier Uncovered by Arizona Distributor Guardian Energy Solutions

Vancouver, BC. February 26, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) has worked with independent distributor Guardian Energy Solutions since 2012 to introduce the ECO3 product to the Arizona market. In the last year, Guardian has led the way in adopting a highly successful strategy of installing th...

Smartcool Delivering Energy Demand Reduction Programs with Australian Utility Energex

Vancouver, BC. February 4, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is providing its energy saving software and products to the world-class energy demand reduction programs run by Energex, one of the two dominant utility companies in Queensland, Australia. Energex projects involving Smartcool in t...

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