CircuitMeter Management Team
B. Paul Mertes, P.Eng.CEO, Board Member
Paul has over 20 years' experience as an executive directing the growth or turnaround of engineering, technology, and infrastructure companies. He has led company and divisional operations in Canada, the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, specializing in strategy development and execution. For the past 10 years Paul has focused on the Cleantech Sector, with clients involved in the provision and control of clean energy into buildings and facilities.
Previous positions include: CEO – CleanEnergy, Canada's first fully integrated geoexchange company; Senior Vice President – Giffels Engineering & Chairman – AGM Program Managers; President – Canac Remote Control Technologies; Vice President – Canac Inc; and, Vice President International – Cole,Sherman Associates. Since 2010, Paul has served as a business advisor to the MaRS Cleantech Practice, while also running his cleantech advisory services firm, Mertes Management and Technology, Inc.. Previously, he led the VXCanada 2011 Cleanttech Industry Conference in Toronto and served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Geoexchange Coalition.
Paul has a B.A.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo and an MBA (Finance) from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Daniel H. SetoCOO, Board Member
Dan is a technology-focused visionary with more than a quarter-century of experience in the technology space developing ground breaking systems. His early experience was in software development where he engineered an automotive Dealer Communications System (DCS) for Newgen Systems that connected car dealerships across Canada. He followed this with the acquisition and tailoring of manufacturing software into a solution for the agriculture industry that was ultimately adopted by large growers in Southern Ontario.
Dan led the development of mobile data initiatives for the Lenbrook group of companies, which at the time included Clearnet. His successes included leading a team in the transition of an AS400 based solution to a micro-based solution for Intertrans Logistics, targeted to carriers and trucking companies. He also led the product marketing and outsourcing activities of the carrier logistics team for Pitney Bowes Canada. Prior to founding CircuitMeter, Dan led the team at AirIQ in the development of one of the first Internet based remote tracking solutions in North America.
Dan earned his Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.
Michael OrdanisChief Technology Officer
Michael has over 30 years' experience developing new technologies into commercially viable systems. He has an exceptionally strong background as a Software Design and Development Specialist. His experience and business development aptitude combined with his technical expertise has resulted in a string of successful technology implementations over the last two decades.
Michael launched his career in the telephone communication industry where he developed call centre order entry and call forwarding systems for industry giants such as Pizza Pizza, CAA, GM Visa Card, McDonald's, Sears Canada, and TCI. From there he was commissioned to design remote workforce order entry systems for McDonald's Restaurants, GM Visa Card and Sears Canada.
Michael’s technical expertise and vision then led him to develop a complete order entry, billing and wireless dispatch systems for one of Toronto’s largest same day courier companies. He followed that success by developing an optimized virtual machine firmware for low memory processors for Mobile Wireless and GPS Data Equipment. At AirIQ, he developed intricate wireless data gateways and proprietary protocols for vehicle monitoring.
Jeffrey R. Kistner G.S.C.Vice President – Business Development
Jeff has almost 40 years’ experience in the electrical and telecommunications industries with a background that includes estimating, procurement, project and program management, design build, maintenance, inspections, quality control, customer relations, and product and business development. He has technical expertise in the industrial, commercial, residential, institutional, entertainment and telecommunications sectors. Jeff’s business management skills range from managing multi-disciplinary design teams to managing the entire operations and strategic vision of an international submetering manufacturing facility.
Jeff led a prominent submetering company, Intellimeter, with the last three years as President following seven years as General Manager. Prior experience includes Manager of U.S. Southeast operations in Fort Lauderdale for Morrison Hershfield Corporation, a major multinational design and engineering company. Jeff began his career in the electrical field as a tradesman gaining hands on experience and detailed knowledge of electrical design, installation, and infrastructure in a wide variety of sectors with the Ontario Electrical Construction Company Ltd.
Kelly ReiserVice President – Sales
Kelly has over 25 years’ experience in the controls industry working with cutting edge technologies focused on optimizing efficiency in commercial and industrial applications. He brings vast experience in facility controls technology, encompassing both design and implementation in major control projects. Having served in senior roles in both service and operations management Kelly brings a scope of knowledge and experience on topics related to the efficient operation of facilities of all types.
Kelly most recently served as Senior Technology Officer for Pacific Controls, a major provider in the IoT solutions space, where he was responsible for developing key relationships with major corporate partners including Jones, Lang, Lasalle, and Cummins. Previously he led the integrated services business in the North East region where he played a major role in Business Development, winning major accounts in the pharma, commercial real estate and hospital verticals. Kelly began his career as Regional Operations Manager for Electronic Systems USA where he developed a strong knowledge of commercial building control systems from all major manufacturers. He was deeply involved with the development of standard operating procedures and standards that resulted in a streamlining of operations as well as enhanced client satisfaction.
CircuitMeter Board of Directors
Tom RandBoard Member
Currently Tom is Managing Partner at ArcTern Ventures and Senior Advisor at MaRS Discovery District Cleantech Practice, a business incubator guiding the growth of next generation of cleantech companies. Tom is founder and director of VCi Green Funds, a seed and venture capital fund in the low-carbon sector; is co-developer of Planet Traveler, the “greenest hotel in North America”; and sits on the Board of Directors of a number of Cleantech companies and NGOs. A proven and successful entrepreneur, Tom founded Voice Courier Inc. (VCi) in 1991 to service the emerging Interactive Voice Response market. Under Tom's direction, VCi expanded to over 100 employees in three countries, with revenue in excess of $20 million US annually. The VCi Group of Companies was profitable for each of the twelve years it was under his control, and was sold in 2005.
Tom holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, a MSc in Philosophy of Science from the University of London / London School of Economics and an MA and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. In 2008, Tom was awarded an Action Canada Fellowship, and was project manager of the influential Green Bonds public policy team. Tom has written two books, Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit and Waking the Frog.
Rob MacintoshBoard Member
Rob Macintosh has been a leader in the growth and development of Canada's sustainability sector for the past 30 years, working at the interface of the energy industry, environmental stewardship, eco-economics, and clean technologies. He is President of Dejanira Enterprises, a firm active in real estate management, land development, recycling, and environmental consulting. Rob is also VP Development & CFO for Kandrea Environmental, an oilfield environmental reclamation, spill response, and environmental assessment and planning service company, and is a Director of several emerging clean energy technology companies.
In 1985 Rob founded the Pembina Institute where he focused on corporate climate change policy, early design of carbon pricing instruments, clean technology assessment, and sustainable business strategy for major energy companies and NGOs. He played a foundational role in the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, the Clean Air Strategic Alliance, the 1994 National Economic Instruments Collaborative, and other innovation initiatives.
Rob holds a B.Sc.(Hon – Physical Geography and Biology) and a B.Ed from Queen’s University. He currently chairs the Green Learning Canada Foundation, a national education NGO providing formal K-12 education programs and teacher training in energy-environment literacy and sustainability education.
James MacintoshBoard Member
Jamie brings his expertise in emerging companies, finance and governance to the CircuitMeter Board. Over the last 18 years he has held a wide variety of executive and directorial positions with numerous public and private companies in Canada and the United States. He started his 28 year career as a mining analyst, and then grew into corporate finance and building start-up companies.
Jamie is currently President, CEO and Director of Continental Mining and Smelting Limited and CFO of Canuc Resources Corporation. Prior to that, he spent ten years as the President, COO and Director of Innovium Media Properties Corp.. Jamie sits on the Board of Directors and chairs the Audit Committees of Carlisle Goldfields Limited (TSX:CGJ) and GTA Resources and Mining Inc., and is on the Audit Committee of Asia Now Resources Corp. and Silver Mountain Mines Inc.. Jamie is also a Director of Atlas Precious Metals Inc. and the Vice-Chairman of Camp Awakening, a charity for youth with physical disabilities.
Jamie graduated from Queen’s University with a B.Sc. (Honours, Geological Sciences) and now sits on the Queen’s University Geology Council.