John Bergsma Appointed Chairman of Pioneering Technology Board

Bergsma will also assume an active role with Pioneering's Management team

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - Pioneering Technology Corp. ("Pioneering" or "the Corporation") (TSX Venture: PTE), an energy smart product innovation and consumer goods company, announced today that John Bergsma has been appointed Chairman of Pioneering's Board of Directors. Mr. Bergsma brings deep domain and channel experience to the Pioneering team and a long history of corporate stewardship.

Mr. Bergsma has served Pioneering Technology and its shareholders well since joining the Board in July 2008. John who recently retired from his appointment as the Commissioner of Corporate Services for the Regional Municipality of Niagara will now take on a more active role at Pioneering working closely with Pioneering's Management team.

Bergsma said of the appointment, "I appreciate the confidence that the Board has shown in naming me Chairman and I am committed to adding value to Pioneering at this very exciting juncture in its history. I intend to take on a more active role in helping management develop and execute its business strategy".

Mr. Bergsma has two Engineering degrees from McMaster University and an MBA from the University of Waterloo. He has served as President of Lennox Canada Inc., President & CEO of Union Gas Limited, President of Massey Ferguson Research Ltd. and Columbus McKinnon Limited. He has also served in the past on the Boards 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 currently sits on the Boards of St. Catharines Hydro Inc., Horizon Utilities Corp., the Ontario Clean Water Agency and the Niagara Health System Foundation and has 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.

John is an avid lacrosse fan and has been an investor and Managing Partner of professional lacrosse's San Jose Stealth and Toronto Rock. He was also a Governor of the National Lacrosse League.

Pioneering CEO Kevin Callahan said, "John has been a tremendous asset to our board over the past two years. While we are very happy that John has agreed to step up as Chairman, his decision to commit his time to working directly with the Pioneering Management team on a regular basis is a coup for the Company."

About Pioneering Technology Corporation:

Pioneering is an "Energy Smart" product innovation company based in Mississauga, Ontario, that engineers and brings to market energy smart solutions for consumer products making them safer, smarter and/or more efficient. The patented Safe-T-element® cooking system is engineered to help prevent stove top cooking fires, the number one cause of fire in North America, and to reduce the amount of electricity required to cook. The patent pending Safe-T-sensor is designed to detect burning conditions in microwave ovens shutting it off before it causes a fire or triggers a fire alarm. Pioneering trademarks include Safe-T-element®, Safe-T-Sensor™, Powergrill™, Battery Eliminator®, Powerpak™ and the Hydro-free Furnace Fan™. For more information visit:

The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy and accuracy of this release.

SOURCE Pioneering Technology Corp.

For further information:

Kevin Callahan, President & CEO at (905) 712-2061 ext. 222

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