Pioneering Technology Corp.

Pioneering Technology Corp.

July 10, 2008 07:30 ET

Industry Expert Joins Pioneering Technology Board

John Bergsma brings deep domain experience to the Pioneering team

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - Pioneering Technology Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario (TSX VENTURE:PIO), ("Pioneering") announced today that John Bergsma has been elected to Pioneering's Board of Directors. Mr. Bergsma brings years of domain experience to Pioneering in virtually every product category in which the Company is involved as well as a history of corporate stewardship.

John Bergsma is the Commissioner of Corporate Services for the Regional Municipality of Niagara. He currently sits on the Boards of St. Catharine's Hydro Inc., Horizon Utilities Corp., Quartet Services Inc., and the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA).

Mr. Bergsma has served as President of Lennox Canada Inc., President & CEO of Union Gas Ltd., President of Massey Ferguson Research Ltd. and Columbus McKinnon Ltd. John has also served on the Board of Directors of 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 served over 20 years on the Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo, including a term as Board Chair. He also served his community on the Boards of the Stratford Festival of Canada, Ontario Great Lakes Renewal Foundation, the Canadian Urban Institute and various United Ways across Ontario.

Pioneering CEO Kevin Callahan said, "We are delighted that John has agreed to join our Board. John has senior executive management experience in virtually every product category we are in. His experience, expertise and his vast network of contacts means he will be an invaluable asset to our Board and as a mentor in helping guide the future development and growth of Pioneering. We take this action now as we seek to build on the momentum we have in our markets."

About Pioneering Technology Inc.

Pioneering is an "Energy Smart" product innovation company based in Mississauga, Ontario. Pioneering engineers and brings to market innovative solutions for everyday products making them safer, smarter and/or more efficient. Pioneering trademarks include Safe-T-element®, Powergrill™, Battery Eliminator®, Safe-T-sensor™, Powerpak™ and the Hydro-free Furnace Fan™. For more information visit:

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the current views and/or expectations of the Company with respect to its performance, business and future events. Such statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results and events may vary significantly.

The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

Contact Information

  • Pioneering Technology Inc.
    Kevin R. Callahan
    President and CEO
    (905) 712-2061 ext. 222