Rob Savard — Executive Chairman
Rob is a director of four private renewable energy companies. In 1998, prior to focusing on renewable energy and sustainable development Rob helped develop North American free markets for the procurement, transmission and sale of natural gas.
Rob has 30+ years of experience in corporate start ups, energy consulting, government and regulatory affairs, supply chain management, transmission logistics & tariffs, land management, natural gas marketing, wind and solar power development and other sources of recyclable clean energy. Rob continues to lend his experience to several renewable energy Boards both public and private dedicated to creating the clean energy economy.
Since 2004, Rob has secured private equity financing for wind, solar and run-of-river power projects. Located in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, they are currently producing more than 500 megawatts of clean renewable power or are under late stage construction.
RITA MIDDLETON — DIRECTOR & CHAIR, FINANCE SUBCOMMITTEE
Rita, a CPA/Chartered Accountant by profession, has over twenty five years’ strategic and operational senior management experience, including operational start-up, dynamic operating segment growth, industry regulatory and public company compliance, business restructuring, process and systems re-engineering; and corporate capital structure initiatives.
She is co-founder of First Carbon Credits Corporation and is qualified as a CSA Certified Greenhouse Gas Inventory Quantifier. Previously, Rita held the position of Senior Vice President, Finance & Information Technology Services with Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc.
Rita is very actively involved, at Executive levels of various Boards and with charitable organizations, including The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC); The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS), and the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA).
Peter Budd — Director
Peter is Chief Executive Officer and largely responsible for building the current great team of partners, staff and stakeholders to launch the company’s products.
He has a B.A. (Honours) from University of Toronto and Bachelor of Laws from University of Windsor. He has been a Member of the Ontario Electricity Market Design Committee and is a former Director of the Ontario Natural Gas Association (ONGA).
Peter was inaugural Chair of the Ontario Energy Association (OEA) in 2002. In addition to his role at iSolar, Peter continues to apply his more than 20 years’ experience as a regulatory expert to providing highly specialized advice and counsel to energy project developers, government agencies, and industrial/commercial clients.
Frank Klees — Director & Chair, Government Relations
Frank's career spans 25 years in financial services, contract negotiation, real estate development and the energy sector. His private sector experience was followed by 19 years as a Member of the Ontario Legislature where he served in senior leadership roles including Minister of Transportation, Minister of Tourism and on the Management Board of Cabinet.
He also served on a number of Parliamentary Committees, including Justice and Public Accounts and was Vice Chair of the Select Committee on the Proposed Transaction of the TMX Group and the London Stock Exchange Group.
As President of Klees & Associates, he provides advisory and government relations services to public and private corporations.
Peter Love — Director
Peter is a career environmentalist with 25 years in the energy/electricity sector. Prior to founding Love Energy Consultants in 2009, Peter was Chief Conservation Officer for the Ontario Power Authority.
Peter spent ten years at Summerhill Group, with his last position being Chairman. During his tenure at Summerhill Peter served as the Executive Director of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance. He has sat on the boards of several businesses and non-profit organizations and holds an MBA from the University of Toronto.
In 2007 Peter was given the prestigious Sustainable Buildings Canada – Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tom bushy - director
Tom is Chief Operating Officer and founding principal of International Solar Solutions Inc., the company that developed the Solar Attic Fan. He graduated from the DeVry Institute of Technology in Toronto as an Electronics Engineering Technologist.
25 years of running his own security company took Tom into many hot attics. That experience inspired him to design and plan the manufacture of the Solar Powered Attic Fan.