Sidney J. Green, president and chief executive officer of Terra Tek Inc., a Salt Lake-based geoscience services company in energy and mineral resources recovery and development, has been named entrepreneur of the year by the MountainWest Venture Group.

He will be honored during a March 21 noon luncheon in the Marriott Hotel.Green was a member of the Utah Advisory Committee for Science which alerted the Legislature that Utah was losing some of its learned people. Subsequent legislation established the Utah Technology Finance Corp. and the Utah Centers of Excellence program.

He was chairman of the UTFC for six years and continued for another two years as a board member. Green, who is a member of the board of governors of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, has been Terra Tek president since 1970, when the company was founded.