LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LEHR, Inc., the award-winning technology company that patented the use of propane canisters to fuel small engines is proud to announce the honor of receiving the "Green Product of the Year" award from West Marine for the world's first OEM propane powered boat motors.
West Marine's annual VIV (Very Important Vendor) week-long event concluded on August 16th. The theme of this year's event was "Inspire" with vendors and West Marine focusing on creating new and innovative ways to inspire more customers to participate in boating. Annually at this event, several vendor awards are presented. This year's recipient of the "Green Product of the Year" Award was LEHR and the award was accepted by LEHR's CEO and Founder, Bernardo J. Herzer.
Lehr is the first vendor to win both West Marine's Green Product Contest, awarded at the Miami Boat Show, and their merchandising VIV award for Green Product of the Year. A clean sweep in this category!
The application of LEHR's technology to a marine solution is both timely and critical for the plant and its water supply. Propane has long been recognized as a "green" energy source that reduces emissions, protects the environment and reduces our dependence on foreign oil.
The LEHR products have taken the marine industry by storm, garnering several awards. Upon their initial release at the Miami Boat Show earlier this year, they received the Green Product of the Year Award from West Marine as well as the Environmental Award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). "LEHR paints a bright future for the boating industry evolution with their ongoing commitment to boating ingenuity necessary to the future of the industry," said Zuzana Prochazka, Innovation Awards judge.
The highly anticipated LEHR propane outboards have an overall lower cost of operation than current gasoline powered models - not only saving the environment but also saving boaters money. The first two engines are 2.5 HP and 5 HP with higher HP models to be released in the future.
Captain Bernardo J.Herzer is the trend setting entrepreneur and inventor with a deep passion for helping the environment. As the founder and CEO, he's the life force behind LEHR Inc. Founded in 2007, LEHR is dedicated to a cleaner planet through environmentally friendly technology. Inspired by Captain Herzer' commitment and forward thinking, the current slate of LEHR's research is focused on the use of clean burning propane across a broad range of industries and applications.
SOURCE LEHR, Inc.