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CEO, First Light Technologies Ltd.

Sean is founder, co-owner and CEO First Light Technologies. With a long history in solar powered lighting, Sean is a recognized global leader in the field. He is proud to lead an amazing group of professionals dedicated to transforming outdoor lighting using off-grid solar power.

A passionate problem solver by nature, Sean applies his multi-disciplinary skills to problems people face with innovative, simple and cost-effective solutions. His technical background in embedded systems engineering, combined with broad business and leadership skills Sean works to improve peoples lives through accessible and resilient outdoor lighting that has a global impact.

Born and raised in Victoria, Sean is proud to have First Light products designed and built there. He is passionate about creating local jobs, local sourcing and ensuring all First Light products are designed with a cradle-to-cradle philosophy. An avid outdoorsman, Sean’s approach is inspired by Yvon Chouinard’s Let My People Go Surfing.

Under Sean’s leadership, First Light is one of Canada’s fastest growing companies for seven consecutive years.