Vancouver, British Columbia - April 26, 2002 - Carmanah Technologies Corporation (CMH - TSX Venture Exchange) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mark Harold, P.Eng, as the Product Development Manager of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Carmanah Technologies Inc. ("Carmanah" or the "Company").
From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Harold held the position as Engineering Manager for Pacific Insight Electronics, a manufacturer of automotive, heavy truck and marine electronics. From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Harold was a Mechanical Design Engineer/Group Manager for Motorola Canada (Wireless Data Group), where he also held a seat on Motorola's Mechanical Engineering Steering Committee and, in 1993, was selected as the recipient of the Motorola Divisional Outstanding Contribution Award. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Harold worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer for TRW Canada in the Transportation Electronics Division, where he designed and developed packaging concepts for electro-mechanical automotive control instrumentation. Mr. Harold holds a Masters in Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering from the Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.
As Carmanah's Product Development Manager, Mr. Harold will play an active role in the senior management team, setting engineering objectives and implementation plans for directing the short and long term strategic advancement of the Company. Mr. Harold's responsibilities at Carmanah include overseeing new product research and development, production engineering, project development and implementation, materials procurement, and quality control. "Carmanah is excited about the expertise Mr. Harold brings to the Carmanah team," said Mr. Art Aylesworth, C.E.O. of Carmanah, "his knowledge, depth of experience and leadership capabilities make him a valuable asset as the Company pushes to become a major player in the world markets for solar LED navigation and safety lighting."
Carmanah specializes in the design, manufacture and supply of patented, proprietary solar LED lighting solutions for the marine, roadway and railway markets worldwide. Established in 1993 and headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, the Company currently has over 80 distributors worldwide and approximately 28,000 lights installed to-date.The shares of Carmanah Technologies Corporation (parent company) are publicly traded on the Canadian Venture Exchange under the symbol "CMH".
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For further information, please contact:
Mr. Praveen Varshney, Director
or Mr. Aly Mawji
Carmanah Technologies Corporation
1304-925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C 3L2
Telephone: (604) 629-0264