Telbec/ – is pleased to announce that Eric Chouinard has been named a Recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2009.

“This is an overwhelming and very humbling experience, I am very grateful and honored to find myself among a very special group of individuals.” says the Montreal-born entrepreneur, who recently graduated from the MIT entrepreneurial program. “I’d like to thank everyone at iWeb, my wife, and my three children, with whom I proudly share this recognition – this wouldn’t have been possible without all of them!”

iWeb is a Canadian provider of IT infrastructure and Internet hosting services, with 22,000 clients in 150 countries.

“This is a well-earned achievement for Eric, who has devoted himself to iWeb’s growth for the past 15 years” adds Martin Leclair, iWeb’s President of Products and Technologies, with whom Eric co-founded the company. “We congratulate him and are very proud to be working together to help companies find new and better ways to consume computing.”

Selected from over 1,200 nominees by an independent Advisory Board, comprised of 25 business leaders from across Canada, Eric and his peers were chosen on five key criteria: vision and leadership; innovation and achievement; impact; community involvement and contribution; and strategy for growth.

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 is a prestigious national award program, which annually honours 40 Canadians in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors under the age of 40. The program, now in its 15th year, is managed by founding sponsor, The Caldwell Partners International. In addition to The Caldwell Partners, national sponsors include Deloitte, National Bank Financial, The Globe and Mail, and WestJet.