Karn Manhas, CEO of Terramera, Named Vancouver’s Top 40 Under Forty
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Vancouver, BC (April 16, 2013) – Terramera, a pioneer in developing effective and safe biopesticide products for pest management, today announced the recognition of Karn Manhas, chief executive officer, as one of the “Top Forty under 40” outstanding professionals by the Business in Vancouver Journal.
The “Top Forty Under 40” award honors the area’s most remarkable young business and community leaders in the Greater Vancouver Area. As CEO, Manhas is an engaging leader at Terramera. He embraced leadership early in his career, and is an inspiration to his colleagues. He was the youngest member ever elected to the BC Legislature and served on the Legislative Assembly’s Special Committee of Selection, the Government Caucus Committee on Education and the Multicultural Committee.
While attending law school at The University of British Columbia, Manhas began research for safe, non-toxic materials that could be used to produce effective, safe and natural bed bug control products. In 2011, his hard work came to fruition, with the formation of Terramera Biosciences, and in 2012 Terramera released its first range of EPA-approved plant-based and effective pest control solutions.
Manhas further demonstrates his leadership through his involvement with the National Board of Polytechnics and the creation of the British Columbia ‘Positive Youth Development Society Facilitated’ and the development of ‘Youth Matters!, a partnership of 25 organizations that work to connect with local youth.
Manhas was honored for his award at Business in Vancouver’s gala event at The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver, BC on January 28th 2013. This event recognized the 2012 winners and was be attended by the Vancouver’s prominent business leaders and Karn’s professional peers.
Terramera is the leader in developing new and revolutionary biopharma products that represent highly-effective, minimal-toxicity means for pest management. The company recently released CIRKIL®, a botanically-based product which is EPA-registered for bed bug and spider control. CIRKIL® is available in concentrate form (CIRKIL® CX) and works against all stages of a bed bug’s life cycle including eggs. Terramera is a Vancouver based company founded in 2009 with the mission to provide safe and innovative pest management products for every person and family. For more information about Terramera, visit our website at www.terramera.com.MEDIA CONTACTS
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