VICTORIA, BC, CANADA (January 6, 2010) – Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH), a global provider of solar LED lighting technology, has appointed Bob Wiens to the Board of Directors. Mr. Wiens has also been appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee.
Mr. Wiens brings 30 years of public company experience to the position, including 13 years as President and CEO of FACS Records Centre, a document management and storage company. Mr. Wiens also has 16 years with Arthur Andersen & Co. Having worked in the New York, Toronto and Ottawa offices, Mr. Wiens ended his tenure with Arthur Anderson as managing partner of the Vancouver office. Sitting on numerous boards of public and private companies, along with many community organizations, Mr. Wiens also has extensive experience in a Director role.
Rob Cruickshank, Chairman of the Board, commented on Mr. Wiens’ appointment, “We are delighted to have someone as experienced and committed as Bob Wiens joining the Board. Among his impressive credentials, Mr. Wiens is also a Chartered Accountant, and we feel his appointment as Chair of the Audit Committee will further strengthen the important work of this group.” Mr. Cruickshank commented on outgoing Chair, Rob Logan, saying “Mr. Logan has done an excellent job during his tenure as Chair of the Audit Committee and we look forward to having him remain as a member of the Committee.”
Additional changes to the Board of Directors include the resignation of Grant Byers on November 10, 2009.
“We would like to thank Grant Byers for his contribution to the Carmanah Board of Directors during his tenure,” commented Mr. Cruickshank, “his time and attention have been greatly appreciated.”
As one of the 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 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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