Cartmill appointed CEO of Solar Global Solutions

Cartmill Group aims to drive the global adoption of innovative products

Published on February 9, 2015

Solar Global Solutions has announced the appointment of Chuck Cartmill (centre) as its CEO. While the company was founded by the Cartmill Group in 1988, this announcement marks Cartmill’s official transition into an active executive role with the company.

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AMHERST – Solar Global Solutions has announced the appointment of Chuck Cartmill as its CEO

While the company was founded by the Cartmill Group in 1988, this announcement marks Cartmill’s official transition into an active executive role with the company.

“This is an exciting time at Solar Global Solutions. Over the past few years the business has evolved quickly and to date we have supplied over 500 solar systems globally,” said Cartmill. “We plan to build a globally competitive solar industry in Canada focused on export and sustainable job creation.

“We have developed expertise around solar energy, battery storage technology, system performance and control by the Internet of Things (IoT). We believe this will be a major focus for utilities and their Reduce and Shift Demand programs for peak load management and Smart City integration. Solar with battery storage is increasingly important as photovoltaics evolve as a major source of grid power globally. At the Cartmill Group we make things that are good for the world.”

With a focus on the design, production, sale, and installation of environmentally sustainable technologies, the Cartmill Group aims to drive the global adoption of innovative products that are both economical and environmentally friendly.

Cartmill is a lifelong environmental entrepreneur inventor who started his first business in 1973, C.S.A. Enterprises Ltd., a technical sales and marketing company for energy efficient lighting and industrial products.

In 2002, he started C-Vision Ltd., an electronics manufacturing company based in Amherst. In 2007, he founded LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. and was formerly its CEO and president.

Cartmill oversaw LRL’s growth from a small two-person start-up to a leading global manufacturer of LED street lights and control technologies with over 250 employees.

He was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year (Atlantic Region) in 2006 and in 2010 he was inducted into Atlantic Business Magazine's prestigious Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame.

He currently sits on International Trade Minister Ed Fast’s SME advisory board and served as a member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Canada-Brazil CEO forum.