April 7, 2016, FREDERICTON (GNB) – LuminUltra Technologies, a Fredericton-based clean technology company, has added eight new high-skilled positions this year as it increases its presence in international markets.

“LuminUltra is an example of the many innovative and award-winning New Brunswick companies that prove we can compete internationally,” said Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet, who is also minister responsible for Opportunities NB. “It is important to recognize the companies, right here in our province, that are revolutionizing industries around the world through their innovative technologies. By supporting companies like LuminUltra, our government is helping to grow the economy and create jobs.”

The company is a provider of microbiological testing solutions that help water utilities and multiple industries minimize risks associated with public health and equipment corrosion. Its clients include drinking water purveyors, pulp and paper mills, as well as oil and gas producers around the world.

“The support provided by Opportunities NB and its predecessors has been instrumental in getting LuminUltra to where it is today,” said Patrick Whalen, CEO of the company. “We look forward to working with them and other government agencies as we continue carrying out our mission of educating the global water sector on the risks posed by micro-organisms in water and our vision of making LuminUltra a first line of defense against those risks.”

Since its foundation in 2003, the company has continued to expand its products and technology. Its line of test kits are used to tailor solutions to specific applications for monitoring and controlling microbes in drinking water, wasterwater treatment as well as for manufacturing industries and the energy sector. LuminUltra is an export-driven company, with 85 per cent of total sales outside of Canada and more than 99 per cent outside of Atlantic Canada.

LuminUltra has been ranked for the past seven years as one the fastest growing companies and for the past three years as a top 101 company in Atlantic Canada. Whalen has been named Business Person of the Year by the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce and he received the Bioscience Achievement Award from BioNB.

Opportunities NB will provide a non-repayable contribution of up to $70,000 in support of initiatives to accelerate LuminUltra’s sales worldwide.

Opportunities NB is a Crown corporation that seeks to attract and support opportunities to grow the economy and create jobs. It provides support services for businesses across the province.

LuminUltra Technologies Annoncement 07-Apr-2016

From left: Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities NB; Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside; Patrick Whalen, CEO of LuminUltra; Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet, who is also minister responsible for Opportunities NB; and Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Stephen Horsman.


Valerie Kilfoil, communications, Opportunities NB, 506-453-8168.