MECH alumnus Matt Harper named one of BIV’s Forty Under 40

Matt Harper, MECH alumnus and co-founder of Avalon Battery, was recently named one of Business In Vancouver’s (BIV) 2016 Forty Under 40. This award was created to recognize the achievements of BC’s young entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals who have demonstrated excellence in business, judgement, leadership, and community contribution. After graduating from MECH in 2000, Harper started off his career by interning in the clean-tech sector at Ballard Power Systems before eventually becoming a product manager at VRB Power Systems (now Prudent Energy), and later the vice-president of product management and marketing. ¬†In 2013, he and a number of colleagues decided to leave Prudent Energy in order to start up Avalon Battery, where Harper is now the chief product officer. Specializing in end-user focused sustainable energy storage solutions, Avalon Battery is currently¬†developing a turnkey energy storage system. This year’s winners were honoured at the 2016 Forty under 40 gala dinner, which was held on January 25th, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Congratulations Matt Harper! Check out BIV’s feature on Harper: here.