Biosketch

Jean-Marc Desmarais
Vice President
jmd@homerizon.com


After finishing high school, Jean-Marc was hired at a very young food company to work as a building maintenance worker from 1975 to 1982. During his last two years in the company, he took evening courses in industrial mechanics at the Center de études collégiales (CEC) in Montreal, followed by adult courses as a field mechanic on weekends.

After studying electrical engineering at the Collège de Joliette in 1983, he was recruited by various companies as a fixed machine operator.

From 1993 to 1995, Jean-Marc returned to the Higher Institute of Electronics for intensive college training in robotics for a total of 1,700 hours. This teaching was offered under the tutelage of the Quebec Ministry of Higher Education and Science and Jean-Marc was so passionate that he finished first of his class.

In 1999, he contributed to the development of Pilium Inc. (founded by Jean-Pierre) which led him to an irrevocable interest in new renewable energy technologies. He has worked from 2001 to the present day as a building maintenance technician in two national companies in the Greater Montreal area.

Jean-Marc is currently applying his knowledge to the growth of Homerizon Inc., which he co-founded on October 6, 2008 with his brother.

Biosketch

Jean-Pierre Desmarais
President
jpd@homerizon.com


In the early 1990s, Jean-Pierre created his first company, Transportable Energy Systems, which dedicated its activities to the sale of standard batteries. This led him to establish Pilium Inc., a company specializing in the sale of batteries of all sizes and for all applications. Jean-Pierre sold his first piece of renewal energy equipment in 1999 at the retail location in the Ahuntsic district of Montreal.

In 2000, he was offered a position to launch a similar business in Laval, in the Greater Montreal area. Jean-Pierre accepted the job and is proud to have participated in the success of Solaire Expert, which is still active today.

While pursuing a career in this specialized trade, he founded the École des Energies Alternatives du Québec (ÉÉAQ), the very first Francophone school in the Americas dedicated to the teaching and training of adults wishing to learn how to install more environmentally friendly energy equipment. It is to be noted that the ÉÉAQ participated in the 2007 Solar Decathlon, an international competition held in Washington. In 2010, Jean-Pierre donated his School to Écohabitation, an organization which still offers the course at the Universite de Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) campus for professionals in the construction industry.

Over the past few years, Jean-Pierre has been working tirelessly to grow Homerizon Inc., a company he co-founded with his brother on October 6, 2008.