About

Management Team

Theodore H. Konyi

Theodore H. Konyi – CEO

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.

George Burns

George Burnes – President

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 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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