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Colorado Cleantech Industries Association Announces the Winners of the 2015 Cleantech Awards

November 3, 2015
By Business Wire News


Last night, the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) presented awards to six leaders at the annual “Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration.” Recipients were acknowledged for their efforts in advancing Colorado’s cleantech ecosystem, increasing jobs and driving innovation in the cleantech sector.

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“Year after year I am overwhelmed with the innovation, dedication and enthusiasm represented by our list of finalists,” said Chris Shapard, CCIA’s executive director. “This year’s winners epitomize the leadership and creativity native to the state’s cleantech sector. These companies and individuals are the reason why Colorado is a national leader in the cleantech space and I look forward to their continued success.”

Winners were selected based on their ability to make an impact in the cleantech marketplace. Cleantech impact was gauged by examining the winners’ ability to achieve viable market strategies, entrepreneurial activity, an ability to raise funds to support technology development or commercialization efforts, and statewide job creation. Leaders were selected by a group of industry peers that ranged from venture capitalists and corporate strategists to current and former technology CEOs.

CCIA’s Leadership in Advancing Cleantech Award winners are:

High Impact Cleantech Company of the Year:

Breakout Cleantech Company of the Year:
Waste to Energy Partners

Emerging Cleantech Company of the Year:

Colorado Cleantech Entrepreneur of the Year:
Andrew Coors, Steelhead Composites

Legislators of the Year:
State Representative Tracey Kraft-Tharp
State Representative Jim Wilson

The Cleantech Awards Dinner also marks the third release of CCIA’s “Innovative Energy Review” magazine. The national publication reaches 20,000 targeted cleantech, high-tech, advanced energy, venture and economic development executives across the country. In-depth features and interviews are national in reach and highlight regional companies and leaders who are making the greatest strides in expanding and supporting Colorado’s energy sector. The magazine is available online at

About Colorado Cleantech Industries Association

Founded in 2008, CCIA is a statewide, industry-led, industry-focused organization dedicated to promoting Colorado’s cleantech industry. CCIA impacts Colorado’s policies, people, products and programs that drive expansion of a cleaner, cheaper, more efficient and secure energy economy. Through advocacy, public policy leadership, development and education, CCIA works to ensure that Colorado is a global cleantech leader. For more information, visit

Colorado Cleantech Industries Association
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