June 27, 2013  -  


VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (June 27, 2013) The Board of Directors of Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) announces the appointment of John Simmons as President and CEO.

Mr. Simmons brings considerable public company leadership experience to his new role.  In his early career Mr. Simmons founded 3 companies each of which grew from start-up to become TSX listed.  Following the sale of the controlling interest in the last of these companies Mr. Simmons founded a venture capital investment company which, over a 10 year period, invested in start-up and early stage companies including Aspreva Pharmaceuticals, Protox Therapeutics (now Sophiris Bio Inc.) and Contigo Systems.  Most recently Mr. Simmons has focused on turnaround situations including CEO of TSX listed Bridges Transitions Inc. from 2000 until its sale in 2006 and more recently as CEO of Integrated Paving Concepts Inc. a former TSX listed company that was privatized and successfully divested by way of 3 transactions between 2011 and 2013.

Mr. Simmons’ appointment is effective August 1, 2013.  



About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
As one of the most trusted names in solar technology, Carmanah has earned a reputation for delivering strong and effective products for transportation applications worldwide. Industry proven to perform reliably in some of the world’s harshest environments, Carmanah solar LED lights and solar 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”. For more information, visit carmanah.com.



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This news release contains “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements about the delivery of strong and effective products for transportation applications worldwide, and the performance of such products.


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