Chief Operating Officer Michael Highdale joined the group at 48North Cannabis Corp. He beforehand served as vice chairman of operations at Sofina Foods Inc.
“I am thrilled to have Michael, an experienced leader in the food and beverage space, join the company’s industry leading team as COO,” stated 48North Chief Executive Officer Charles Vennat. “In recent months, 48North has made significant progress in professionalizing its operational and manufacturing capacities. Without question, Michael has the experience required to continue implementing these improvements, ensuring that 48North’s facilities remain first-class in the cannabis industry and beyond.”
Functional Remedies appointed its Senior VP of Operations Asa Waldstein to a one-year stint on the board at American Herbal Products Association, a nationwide commerce affiliation and acknowledged voice of authority within the natural merchandise business.
“I’m honored to re-join AHPA’s prestigious board,” stated Waldstein. “AHPA has been a leader in the herbal products marketplace for forty years and has continued to lead the hemp conversation for over a decade with its cannabis committee. I am very thankful to the board for electing me to serve with its esteemed members.”
Waldstein beforehand served as an AHPA board member and 2019 was elected to chair its hashish committee.
Veritas Farms promoted Marketing Specialist Marisa Cifre to the position of promoting supervisor. Prior to becoming a member of Veritas in 2019, Cifre served as a advertising strategist for CereScan Corp. She additionally served as a advertising guide for OmniComm Systems Inc.
“We are pleased to promote Marisa to marketing manager at Veritas Farms,” stated Veritas co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Alexander M. Salgado. “With her wide range of marketing knowledge and experience, she is an asset to our company as it continues to grow and expand in the booming hemp industry.”
Director of Local Government Affairs Randi Knots and Special Initiatives Coordinator Mathew Waldron joined the employees on the Cannabis Consumer Policy Council. Knots shall be accountable for coordinating native authorities outreach and coverage improvement. Waldron shall be accountable for communications, social media, authorized and coverage analysis, content material technology, creating webinars/podcasts, and marketing campaign administration.
Zenabis Global Interim Chief Executive Officer Kevin Coft shall be changed by Shai Altman, efficient September 1, 2020. Altman, who will function president and CEO, beforehand was president of McCain Foods, Canada. He additionally has held govt roles at Wrigley/Mars. Coft will stay with Zenabis as chief amenities officer.
“Zenabis is pleased to welcome Shai to the team as CEO,” stated Zenabis chair of the board Daniel Burns. “His deep and varied experience across the entire spectrum of leadership and operations, and in particular his experience in [consumer packaged goods] in Canada and globally, make him incredibly well-suited to contribute to Zenabis’ continued growth.”
Mydecine Innovations Group employed former Red Bull advertising govt Jim Gunning to function chief advertising officer, changing former CMO Benjamin Martch. Gunning beforehand has held roles at RESQWATER, Blue Sky Biologicals, and KANABIA.
“Jim’s years of professional experience in marketing, sales, and relationship building easily shine through his work ethic and his genuine, relaxed and humble personality are obvious seasoned traits you would only find in someone that is truly confident with the incredible skills and talents that Jim has acquired,” stated Mydecine Chief Operating Officer Damon Michaels. “I believe that it was very fortunate for Jim and I to cross paths in this world and I knew from the beginning that we would one day do great things together. I am very happy to welcome Jim into the Company and add him to our amazing dynamic team.”
Redwood Green Corp. reappointed founding Chief Executive Officer Christopher A. Hansen to the position of CEO.
“Chris has a deep understanding of the company and environment, and his leadership will have a steadying influence, particularly given the significant challenges we face in these turbulent times,” stated Dr. Delon Human, chairman of the board at Redwood Green. “Our company has listened to the market and stakeholders and understands the need to adapt our corporate strategy and implement the changes necessary to ensure sustainable growth in the cannabis/cannabinoids industry.”
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications Ray Gracewood resigned from his place at Organigram Holdings. He has been changed by Julie Chamberlain who was promoted from her position as senior director of brand name.
“Ray is a pioneer in cannabis marketing,” stated Organigram Chief Executive Officer Greg Engel. “He has been instrumental in launching Organigram’s medical business and building out its adult-use recreational brand portfolio.”
Several firms made adjustments to their directorial and advisory boards.
SLANG Worldwide President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Driessen joined the Benzinga Cannabis Advisory Council, bringing the panel to twenty-eight members.
BevCanna Enterprises appointed beverage business pioneer Douglas Mason to its impartial advisory board. Mason holds board-level roles at a lot of public firms, together with TransCanna Holdings and Naturally Splendid Enterprises.
Cresco Labs appointed Carol Vallone to its board of administrators. Vallone at the moment serves on the board of trustees at MGH Institute of Health Professions, on the finance committee at Mass General Brigham, and as chair of the board of trustees at McLean Hospital.
Canateq Holdings added three members to its board: former Molson Coors Chief Executive Officer Mark Hunter, former president at Molson Coors International Kandy Anand, and AI well being expertise entrepreneur Fred Brown.
Bruce Croxon, co-founder and former chief govt officer at Lavalife, joined the board of administrators at WeedMD. The firm additionally introduced the resignation of board member Dr. Hugh Scully.
The Washington State Bar Association Cannabis Law Section elected Sativa Rasmussen to function chair for a two yr time period. Rasmussen is at the moment an legal professional at worldwide regulation agency Dorsey & Whitney.
Bern Whitney resigned from the board of administrators at Flower One Holdings.
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