Lumenpulse Inc.

Lumenpulse Inc.

November 02, 2015 09:00 ET

François-Xavier Souvay Named the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ Quebec

Lumenpulse founder and CEO wins top EY prize for Quebec region

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 2, 2015) - Francois-Xavier Souvay, founder and CEO of Lumenpulse (TSX:LMP), has been named the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ Quebec. Nominated alongside 36 entrepreneurs across 10 different industries, Mr. Souvay took home the top prize at the Quebec gala on October 22nd, 2015.

"I'm very proud to have been named Entrepreneur of the Year for Quebec," Mr. Souvay said. "It's an unbelievable honour, which could not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of the Lumenpulse team, and all our employees worldwide. This award truly belongs to all of us," he said.

Mr. Souvay founded Lumenpulse in 2006 with the goal of combining innovative LED technology with strong industrial design. Under his guidance, Lumenpulse has grown into a leading pure-play, specification-grade LED lighting solutions provider with 6 offices and 437 global employees. The company's award-winning products have been chosen for a wide variety of high-profile projects around the world, including: BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada; the General Motors Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan; and the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit in Cape Canaveral, Florida. In March 2015, Canadian Business named Lumenpulse one of the top 15 most innovative companies in Canada.

"With his relentless pursuit of innovation, François-Xavier is a shining example of a game-changing entrepreneur," says Daniel Baer, EY's Québec Entrepreneur of the Year program co-director. "Thanks to his leadership, Lumenpulse's research and development strategy has landed the company an impressive 59 patents for its innovative products and another 70 patents pending. With that kind of forward-thinking approach, Lumenpulse has become a luminary in the industry, light years ahead of its competition."

As the Quebec region's 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Mr. Souvay will compete with top entrepreneurs from the Prairies, Pacific, Atlantic, and Ontario regions for the national honour of Canada's 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, to be presented at a gala celebration on 24 November 2015 in Toronto.

Visit for more program details and a complete list of category finalists and gala dates in the regions.

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About Lumenpulse Inc.

Founded in 2006, Lumenpulse designs, develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of high performance and sustainable specification-grade LED lighting solutions for commercial, institutional and urban environments. Lumenpulse is a leading pure-play specification-grade LED lighting solutions provider and has earned many awards and recognitions, including several Product Innovation Awards (PIA), three Next Generation Luminaires Design Awards, a Red Dot Product Design Award and a Lightfair Innovation Award. Lumenpulse has more than 437 employees worldwide, with corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada, and offices in Québec City, Boston, Paris, London and Manchester. Lumenpulse is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol LMP.

Additional information about Lumenpulse, including its 2015 Annual Information Form, is available at and on the SEDAR website at

About EY Entrepreneur of the Year™

EY Entrepreneur of the Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, EY Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in 50 countries.
This year's national program sponsors are TEC Canada, La Presse, ICI RDI, TMX, Merrill DataSite, Kira Talent, Air Canada, The Printing House Limited. Prairies regional sponsors are Business in Calgary and Business in Edmonton magazines. The Québec regional sponsor is Fonds de solidarité FTQ.

About EY

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