international solar solutions management team
Chief Executive Officer, President & Interim CFO
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 — EVP GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND CORPORATE STRATEGY
Peter is a co-founder of International Solar Solutions 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 20+ years of experience as a regulatory expert to providing highly specialized advice and counsel to energy project developers, government agencies, and industrial/commercial clients.
TOM BUSHY — CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
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 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.
JOHN LAMBERT — VICE PRESIDENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
John has had national sales & marketing leadership roles in the energy industry with a focus on strategic accounts since 1989. He has focused on comprehensive, enterprise energy solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional clients throughout North America.
John works with organizations that strive to achieve best-in-class operating costs and environmental sustainability through the development and execution of corporate-wide energy management solutions. He cut his teeth in the early days of natural gas deregulation with ECNG Inc. In 1996 he was a co-founder of one of Canada’s preeminent consulting companies, Energy Advantage Inc. Since then he filled several roles at Direct Energy (Business) including heading up both the Canadian National & Strategic Accounts sales team and later, Direct Energy’s Demand Response group. John is a member of the Independent Electric System Operator of Ontario’s (IESO) Demand Response Working Group (DRWG and the Ontario Energy Association (“OEA”) Smart Grid Forum - Corporate Partner's Committee.
sebastien budd - Corporate secretary
Sébastien is iSolar's Corporate Secretary. He holds a B.A. (Honours) in political science from Carleton University and a joint J.D./LL.L. in common and civil law from the University of Ottawa. Over the past 14 years, his experience has included legal and political roles with the Government of Canada, political and communications roles with the City of Ottawa, the Parliament of Canada, and the UK Parliament, and technical, training, and sales roles with Apple Inc.
GREG MIDDLETON — CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Greg Middleton, PMP, is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). As co-founder of Proven Private Networks, a technical and management consulting company, he has provided management level technical consulting services to a wide array of organizations over the last two decades, including: Oshawa Food Group, National Grocers, Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc., CanWest Global, Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment and Innovax Concepts. His management background includes the full lifecycle deployment of many software and hardware technologies in a variety of industries in addition to providing Senior IT Management consulting services.