Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (June 19, 2008) Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH), a global provider of solar power and lighting technologies, has appointed Grant Byers and Rob Cruickshank to the Board of Directors.
Grant Byers, P. Eng., Senior Vice President, Environment, for SNC-Lavalin, led Morrow Environmental Consultants, an environmental consulting firm with offices across Western Canada, for 18 years until it was purchased by SNC-Lavalin in 2005. Mr. Byers continued in the position of Senior Vice President, Environment, for SNC-Lavalin, one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership, operation and maintenance of infrastructure.
R.G. (Rob) Cruickshank brings a wealth of experience to Carmanah from his years in the BC technology industry. Most recently Mr. Cruickshank served as President of the British Columbia Technology Industries Association (BCTIA), a not-for-profit, member-funded organization representing the technology industry across the province. Prior to joining BCTIA, he had a long and successful career with TELUS/BCTEL serving in many executive roles including over four years as the President of BCTEL Mobility. For two years, Mr. Cruickshank was President of MDSI Mobile Data Solutions, a public company listed on the Toronto and NASDAQ exchanges.
Carmanah also announced that Carmanah founder Dr. David Green has accepted the role of Chairman of the Board, in place of Art Aylesworth, who has stepped down. In a statement to the Board of Directors, Dr. Green welcomed Mr. Cruickshank and Mr. Byers to the Board, and expressed his appreciation to Art Aylesworth for his years of service to the company.
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
As one of most trusted names in solar technology, Carmanah has earned a reputation for delivering strong and effective products for industrial applications worldwide. Industry proven to perform reliably in some of the world's harshest environments, Carmanah's LED lights and power systems provide a durable, dependable and cost effective energy alternative. Carmanah is a publicly traded company, with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CMH" and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol "QCX". For more information, visit www.carmanah.com.
Carmanah Technologies Corporation
Chief Financial Officer
For further information, please contact:
Public Relations: David Davies
Forward Looking Statements
This release may contain forward-looking statements. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "expects," "plans," "estimates," "intends," "believes," "could," "might," "will" or variations of such words and phrases. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of Carmanah to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties which are described under the caption "Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements" and "Key Information - Risk Factors" and elsewhere in Carmanah's Annual Report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006, as filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The risk factors identified in Carmanah's Annual Report are not intended to represent a complete list of factors that could affect Carmanah. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Carmanah does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.