Art Aylesworth has held senior management positions in the technology industry for more than 25 years. Art is an experienced leader with an uncommon ability to inspire and motivate people towards common objectives. As CEO of Carmanah Technologies Corporation Art built the team from 12 to 250 people, and saw sales rise to over $60 million in a 7 year span. He has also been recognized with numerous awards including the “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year” for Canada’s Pacific Region. Before working at Carmanah Technologies Corporation Art served as President of Sharp’s Audio-Visual.
Matthew Watson has a remarkable track record in high technology leadership. His corporate experience spans more than two decades. Matthew's successful track record in assisting early stage companies through the commercialization stage includes contributing as COO to Carmanah Technologies growth from early stage to a world leader in solar LED lighting with sales of $60 million. Matthew also contributed in a similar role to ACD Systems during its climb from start up to a dominant player in digital image management software. Matthew has also been a valued contributor to the technology industry as a lawyer practicing law for 10 years with a leading national law firm. In addition to his operational activities, Matthew serves on several boards of private and public companies. Matthew holds a BA and JD from the University of British Columbia.
Andrew Turnbull joins LBT from Schneider Electric’s Solar Business unit (formally Xantrex). He was Director of Engineering responsible for new product development as well as post product launch support. While there he led multi-functional teams from product development to product launch. Andy has spent over twenty years in the high tech, engineering, and green technology industries, including fuel cell, primary and back-up alternative power generation. Andy holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University.
Brent York is a 27 year veteran of the lighting industry and initiated the strategic direction change TIR Systems Ltd. to SSL in 1998 where TIR capitalized on the early days of SSL with a valuation increase from less than $10M to over $200M in a period of 6 years. As a lighting visionary and strong believer in the value of strategic intellectual property, Brent also created and led a research team that spawned over 100 inventions that were central to the acquisition of TIR by Philips in 2007. Brent is an Engineering Physicist with an Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and resides in Vancouver BC.