David Green - the founder and chairman of Carmanah Technologies of Victoria, a company whose solar power and LED lighting systems illuminate more than 110 countries - has been named Canada's Exporter of the Year for 2005.
Carmanah also won the Innovation Award.
Global Thermoelectric Inc. of Calgary was also a double winner, with president Bernie LeSage receiving the Emerging Markets Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Global Thermoelectric supplies thermoelectric generators and remote power sources, capturing 95 per cent of the global market and reaching 47 countries. Nancy Knowlton, president and co-CEO of Calgary's SMART Technologies Inc., won a Lifetime Achievement Award.