Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
Long-time Chilliwack resident one of the top hi-tech CEO's in the country
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ower Disc announced today that the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, David Leger, will receive a prestigious sustainability award – Canada’s Clean16 – in recognition of his contributions to the research and development of innovative proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technologies that provide significant economic and environmental advantages.
Established and managed by Delta Management Group and Canada's Clean50 organization, the Clean16 is bestowed on leaders in sixteen distinctive categories and is part of the annual Clean50 awards which recognize 50 individuals who are catalysts for driving sustainable development in Canada. Mr. Leger will be presented his award at an invitation-only event in Toronto, Ontario on September 17, 2014, where he will join approximately 110 past and present Clean50 Honourees to discuss and address common sustainability challenges.
”Delta’s criteria in determining Honourees is to consider carefully actual measurable accomplishments, demonstrated innovation, collaboration with other organizations, and the power of the Honouree’s contribution to inspire other Canadians to take similar action”, said Gavin Pitchford, Chief Talent Officer, Delta Management Group. “The 2015 Clean16 are truly the leaders in sustainability in Canada. To be selected from amongst such a strong group of peers is truly a testament to the contribution these individuals have made to helping make living well in Canada more sustainable for all Canadians.”
One of the justifications for choosing Mr. Leger from among more than 550 well qualified candidates was PowerDisc’s focus on making fuel cells commercially competitive with fossil fuel engines, so that we can replace one of the largest single sources of pollution and greenhouse gases with power generation that emits only water. The advisory committee also recognized the company’s unique culture of innovation coupled with a significant promise to make fuel cells a game changer for the industry and the environment.
``To be chosen as a leader in the 2015Clean16 is indeed an honour,” said David Leger, President and CEO of PowerDisc Development Corporation. ``I am very pleased to accept this award on behalf of the PowerDisc team who have worked so diligently to advance our fuel cell technologies. I look forward to collaborating with the other Clean50 experts to discuss and address critical issues and opportunities connected to sustainability in Canada.”
Concurrently, PowerDisc has also been selected as a participant in the
Canadian Technology Accelerator Program (CTA). Sponsored by the Canadian
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, and administered
by the consular trade commissioner in Colorado, the CTA program is
focused on assisting Canadian technology companies to enter the United
States marketplace while providing them with improved access to
funding, customers and networks of expertise.
PowerDisc Development Corporation is an alternative energy company that designs, develops and markets fuel cell technology solutions in a number of global markets for a range of applications including stationary, back-up power, transportation, material handling and portable applications.
The company’s technologies enable fuel cell developers and integrators to optimize product performance, improve durability, eliminate costly components, and accelerate down the cost curve earlier than anticipated. Research and development facilities are based in Vancouver, Canada – the worldwide hub for fuel cell research and development – at the National Research Council of Canada located at the University of British Columbia. For further information, visit www.powerdisc.ca.
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