Energate Inc.

Energate Inc.

March 17, 2009 08:01 ET

Energate Appoints Jay McMillan V.P. of Sales and Marketing

Energy industry executive to build Energate's business with North American utilities

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2009) - Energate, a leading provider of home energy management solutions, today announced that Jay McMillan has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Drawing on his experience with smart grid technologies, Jay will work with utilities to help them implement energy management solutions that let consumers and utilities manage energy use and reduce peak demand without sacrificing comfort and convenience.

"Jay's experience and success in the energy sector make him an important addition to our leadership team," said Niraj Bhargava, CEO of Energate. "Jay understands the challenges and opportunities facing utilities in today's economic climate, which will make him a great asset to Energate and to our customers and partners."

Prior to joining Energate, Mr. McMillan was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Blue Line Innovations, where he worked with Investor Owned, Municipal and Cooperative utilities across North America. Jay has 19 years of international sales, marketing and technical experience.

"I am excited to be a part of the Energate team, as their home energy management suite of products are second to none in the industry," said Jay. "As utilities are faced with the imperative of energy conservation and load shaping, Energate is well-positioned to help them achieve their goals."

Energate develops home energy management solutions that facilitate meaningful interaction between utilities and consumers to control demand and be more responsive to utility prices, grid capacity, and overall better resource management. The solutions' features and user-friendly interfaces encourage homeowners to monitor and manage their energy use.

About Energate

Energate's home energy management solutions let consumers and utilities manage energy use and reduce peak demand without sacrificing comfort and convenience. Building upon over 25 years of HVAC industry experience, Energate smart thermostats offer industry-leading equipment interface technology and comfort control algorithms. Founded in 2004, Energate's corporate offices are in Ottawa, Canada with a sales office in California, USA. Visit www.energateinc.com

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