Solegear Founder & CEO Nominated for Manning Innovation Award

Solegear Bioplastics Inc., founder and CEO Toby Reid has been honoured this week as an official nominee for the prestigious 2011 Manning Innovation Awards, in addition to being invited to share his insights on building sustainability into business at the Pacific Northwest Economic Conference in Vancouver, on February 5, 2011.

“It is a huge honour to be recognized nationally by the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation for the work Solegear has done to date to drive the transformation of the plastics industry. This is a nomination that I proudly accept on behalf of my committed Solegear teammates. Together, we have been through a lot to get to this point today, and I know they are as excited about this nomination, and our future, as I am,” said Solegear Founder & CEO Toby Reid.

The Manning Innovation Awards is a competition that recognizes and promotes excellence and innovative talent in developing and marketing new concepts, processes or procedures. Reid has been recognized for his contributions in bioplastic technologies, specifically for the advancement of high-performance bioplastics and biocomposites through his guidance of Solegear’s R&D, marketing and business development activities.

In addition, Reid will be sharing his entrepreneurial story about how his personal vision for a sustainable future is becoming reality through the growth and development of Solegear and its products at the Pacific Northwest Economic Conference at 11:15am on February 5, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Vancouver.

“There is not one business today that isn’t touched by the core concepts of sustainability: efficiency, transparency, accountability, authenticity and renewability. The opportunity that currently exists for businesses large and small to enhance their operations successfully and profitably by driving sustainable change into their models is massive,” added Reid. “I am excited about the development of Solegear and its products, and I’m looking forward to sharing with the conference attendees our story of commitment and perseverance as we’ve set our sights on being a successful and progressive force for change in the plastics industry.”

About Solegear Bioplastics Inc.
Solegear, based in Vancouver, BC, designs, produces and distributes high-performance bioplastics and biocomposites, as alternatives to petroleum-based plastics. Founded in 2006, Solegear is leveraging patent-pending technologies, diverse R&D and new business development programs in 2011 to take the next major step in the Company’s development on the way to becoming an enduring leader in the bioplastics industry.

Media Contact:

Solegear Bioplastics Inc.
Stephanie Zahn, CMO
778.999.9472
szahn@solegear.ca