Lumenpulse Founder Named as Finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011

Montreal, Canada

Lumenpulse Inc. (, a leading innovator and manufacturer of high performance, architectural LED-based lighting solutions for commercial, institutional, and urban environments, today announced that François-Xavier Souvay, founder, president and CEO of Lumenpulse, has been named one of three Quebec finalists in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 award program in the manufacturing category.

Recognizing the spirit and contribution of entrepreneurs around the world, the Canadian program of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year is in its 18th year of honouring the country's most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business. Award recipients are chosen -- by an independent judging panel of business leaders and former award recipients -- based on their vision, leadership, financial success and social responsibility.

A serial entrepreneur with proven track record of more than 20 years in the lighting industry, Souvay acquired Luxtec Lighting Group Inc. in1999 and quickly transformed it into a leader in the commercial architectural lighting market, providing integrated lighting solutions for commercial, institutional, and urban environments.

He has been at the helm of Lumenpulse since its inception in 2006, and is driven by the challenge of transforming the world of lighting with cutting edge, sustainable LED technology.

"The global, architectural LED lighting market is a dynamic place for Lumenpulse to be, and being recognized as an entrepreneurial finalist by a business powerhouse such as Ernst & Young is certainly a huge honor," said Souvay. "A company does not grow on the efforts of one person alone, however, so I would also like to thank and recognize Lumenpulse's amazing employees who are helping to bring the vision of the company to life for our clients every day."

The recipients of the Quebec awards will be announced at a banquet on October 6, 2011 and the overall winner will represent the region at the Canadian national banquet held in Toronto on November 23, 2011.

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