Keynote Speaker:  Stuart Lombard, Founder & CEO, ecobee and President of Connected Devices and Services, Generac
Topic: “Fireside Chat”
Host:  John Fortney, Past President
Rotary Meeting Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 
Dinner at The National Club, 303 Bay Street
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A born innovator, Stuart Lombard’s destiny was set by the age of 12 when he began building a foldable canoe that could be carried around in a briefcase. After leading two successful technology companies to acquisition and after eight years as a partner at a venture capital firm, Stuart found himself on a mission to reduce his own environmental footprint. He co-founded ecobee in 2007 with the mission to improve everyday life while creating a more sustainable world. Since launching the world’s first Wi-Fi connected smart thermostat in 2009, ecobee has helped customers across North America save more than 28 TWh of energy, which is the equivalent of taking all the homes in Los Angeles and Chicago off the grid for a year. In late 2021, ecobee was acquired by Generac for $770 million USD, with Stuart remaining CEO. Today, Stuart continues to empower people to transform their lives, homes, communities, and planet with innovative and accessible solutions.