As CEO of Sea Breeze Power Corp., based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Paul B. Manson leads a dynamic team of professionals dedicated to the development of renewable power generation sites, and through a joint venture, development of environmentally friendly, high-voltage transmission projects, designed to support rapid advancement of the "Age of Renewables."
Originally a native of New York City, Paul attended Carleton College in Minnesota prior to immigrating to Canada in 1970. The Pacific Ocean beckoned, and Paul responded, working in British Columbia's fishing industry for 16 years and living a "sea-side" life "off-grid" on the North Coast of British Columbia for 14 years.
With a young family's future to consider, Paul decided to pursue a career in business and set about studying marine cultivation of seaweed for use as a terrestrial fertilizer. Eventually the realization hit home that launching a new industry was out of scope, and Plan B was hatched - move back to civilization and help finance startup companies that would make a positive difference in the world.
Not exactly a straight line, but for the past 10 years Paul's focus has been on the generation of renewable energy in British Columbia - one of the most promising renewable-energy-rich regions of the world.