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Lumenpulse founder Francois-Xavier Souvay named Quebec finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011


July 19, 2011
By Alyssa Dalton

July 19, 2011 – Francois-Xavier Souvay, founder, president and CEO of Lumenpulse Inc., has been named one of three Quebec finalists in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 award program in the manufacturing category.

Now in its 18th year, the Canadian program of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year recognizes the country’s “most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business”, as 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, said organizers.

Described as a “serial entrepreneur with proven track record of more than 20 years in the lighting industry”, Souvay acquired Luxtec Lighting Group Inc. in 1999 and “has been at the helm of Lumenpulse since its inception in 2006”.

“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 category 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.