At a sold-out awards presentation dinner a few weeks ago, Carmanah Technologies Corporation was awarded VIATeC’s Technology Company of the Year award. This accolade recognizes the company’s exceptional growth and productivity in the last year, as well as the company’s commitment to excellence in the field of solar-powered LED technology.Victoria, British Columbia – September 25, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] “We are truly overwhelmed to receive this award,” said Chuck Francis, Carmanah’s Chief Operating Officer who accepted the award. “There are a number of outstanding, world-class technology organizations on Vancouver Island and we are proud to be recognized among them. It has been the outstanding dedication of the entire Carmanah team that has enabled the company to achieve its level of success to-date.” To qualify as a Company of the Year award candidate, a technology company must have been in business for a minimum of three years. The organization must demonstrate excellence through innovation, increasing profitability and sound business fundamentals. Also considered are a company’s commitment to the technology sector on Vancouver Island and its involvement in the community. A confidential process is used to validate key performance data. VIATeC, which awarded Carmanah, is a not-for-profit, industry-driven organization that actively promotes and supports the advanced-technology industry on Vancouver Island.