CleanTech North Welcomes New Executive Director

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Toronto, Ontario, April 6, 2010- CleanTech North (CTN), a consortium of industry experts, announced today that Henry Vehovec has joined the organization as Executive Director. CTN believes Vehovec’s strong management skills and extensive sustainability experience will complement the organization’s mandate to help Canadian clean technology companies accelerate their growth internationally.

“I am excited to join CleanTech North and help lead this talented and influential team as they mentor and position Canadian companies for greater success abroad,” said Vehovec. “The emerging clean tech industry is one that is poised for exponential growth and addresses one of the world’s major challenges for the 21st century. I am delighted to be able to help bring meaningful Canadian solutions and entrepreneurs to the global stage.”

Vehovec is also a member of the Investment Committee for Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), the founder and Honorary Chair of the National Angel Capital Organization, and President and Chief Strategy Officer at Mindfirst Inc.
“Henry’s extensive entrepreneurial and financial experience supports our commitment to build a strong support network and curriculum for Canadian clean tech companies,” said Albert Behr, President of CleanTech North.  “We look forward to his contributions as we help Canada become a leader in the clean tech field.”

About CleanTech North

CleanTech North is a private organization that works with promising Canadian clean technology companies to help them accelerate their commercialization in global markets. CleanTech North brings together tier one expertise in professional services including accountancy, banking, business advisory, communications, engineering,  finance, insurance, law and marketing. Strategic partnering opportunities are provided through members representing key industry segments, including agriculture, automotive, energy, information technologies, lumber, manufacturing, oil and gas, resources, and others that are to be determined. Together, these services and network partners provide the top tier support and global best practices familiarity required to succeed in international markets. CleanTech North has a growing list of solution focus areas including smart grid infrastructure, water treatment and waste management solutions. For more information, please visit www.cleantechnorth.com (http://www NULL.cleantechnorth NULL.com).

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For further information, please contact:

Leslie Taschner
GCI Canada
(416) 486-5913
leslie.taschner@gcicanada.com (leslie NULL.taschner null@null gcicanada NULL.com)

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