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. Now in its 18th year, the program honors Canadian business leaders. The winners will be announced this fall. With more than 20 years in the lighting industry, Souvay founded Lumenpulse in 2006 and it has quickly grown into one of the leading architectural LED-based lighting solutions companies.

In other company news, Chris Christiani has joined the company as vice president of manufacturing and operations. He brings 30 years expertise in the lighting industry, the last decade of which has been focused on solid-state lighting.