EcoTek Lighting receives Harvey Mudd College Green Engineering Certificate of Merit

May 21, 2009
Date Announced: 21 May 2009 EcoTek Lighting, a division of Expotrans, Inc., received the Harvey Mudd College Green Engineering Certificate of Merit at the TechAmerica High-Tech Innovation Awards dinner on May 14, 2009, at the Hilton Hotel in Costa Mesa, CA. Now in its 16th year, this premier business event celebrates excellence and achievement in the region’s technology industry, and honors companies that drive innovation in Orange County and the Inland Empire. EcoTek Lighting was honored for its achievements in 2008 as a leader in adopting a corporate-wide philosophy that focuses on saving the Earth's resources by producing environmentally-friendly products, using non-toxic materials in manufacturing processes and product packaging, and positively addressing environmental issues through the design, production and use of eco-friendly LED lighting technology.“Harvey Mudd College is pleased to recognize EcoTek Lighting for its commitment to the environment and its LED Illuminated Menu Boards,” said Maria Klawe, president of TechAmerica. “We extend our deepest gratitude for your significant contribution in the area of green engineering or sustainability. The college has assessed quantitative measures of the impact of your product, ability of the innovation to produce environmental change and the quality of the award proposal.”Accepting the prestigious award was Rick Farrell, president of EcoTek Lighting. “EcoTek Lighting is committed to providing our clients with state-of-the-art products that are energy efficient and meet the highest standards for LEED Certified Buildings,” said Farrell. “Our manufacturing is committed to saving the Earth’s resources through Green production practices and recycling programs. Being honored with this Award from such a highly respected institution as Harvey Mudd College inspires us to work even harder to help save our environment.”“We congratulate all of the winners and look forward to seeing continued innovation from the companies of Orange County during the year,” said Don Hicks, executive director, TechAmerica Orange County. “As a recipient of the Harvey Mudd College Green Engineering Certificate of Merit, EcoTek Lighting is making a significant contribution to the sustainability efforts of Orange County.”The Harvey Mudd College Green Engineering Award Review Committee included: Dr. Richard Haskell, Harvey Mudd College Faculty; Dr. Sarah Harris, Harvey Mudd College Faculty; Dr. David Money Harris, Harvey Mudd College Faculty; Raymond E. Grainger, Harvey Mudd College Trustee; Robert Best, Harvey Mudd College Student; Olivier Chaine, CEO, Magnify360; Jon Roberts, CTG Energetics; Gregg Anders, Southern California Edison; and Don Allen, Incuity.###About EcoTek LightingEcotek Lighting, a division of Expotrans, Inc., is a leading provider of high performance menu boards, light boxes, poster frames and custom displays using LED illumination. Our LED backlit displays yield brilliant luminosity and deliver six times the energy efficiency of displays using edgelit T-8 fluorescent lamps. Ecotek Lighting’s eco-friendly products are 99% recyclable, UL, CUL and CE-listed and meet GreenGuard and Energy Star standards for energy efficiency and contribute to LEED Certified Buildings. We design, engineer, manufacture and test each of our products in our state-of-the-art plant in Lake Forest, California. EcoTek Lighting was created with the mission of saving energy and producing Eco-Friendly products. Our innovative Direct LED Backlighting technology and our Green manufacturing processes significantly contribute to reducing emissions across the entire lifecycle of our products. About Harvey Mudd CollegeHarvey Mudd College is a national leader in undergraduate education in engineering, science and mathematics, with a strong emphasis on humanities and the social sciences. The college’s mission is to produce citizens sensitive to the impact of their work on society. Harvey Mudd College is a member of The Claremont Colleges Consortium, which also includes Claremont Graduate University, Claremont McKenna College, Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Science, Pitzer College, Pomona College and Scripps College. Learn more at TechAmericaTechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry, which is the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,500 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry’s largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members’ top and bottom lines. It is also the technology industry's only grassroots-to-global advocacy network, with offices in state capitals around the United States, Washington, D.C., Europe (Brussels) and Asia (Beijing). TechAmerica was formed by the merger of AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association), the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA). Learn more at

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