WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarius Cannabis, a U.S.-based branding company in the medical and recreational marijuana industries, today announced that it has doubled its team in the past 30-days in order to prepare for rapid growth and the fulfillment of multi-state partnerships.
Officially launched last month, Aquarius Cannabis' goal is to create the first truly national, consumer marijuana brand by establishing consistency standards in an inconsistent and fragmented industry, and they have created a best-in-class team to do this. Key leaders who joined the team include:
- Jose de Castro – Director of Marketing. Mr. de Castro has more than twenty years of professional experience in branding and new product development. Prior to joining Aquarius Cannabis, Mr. de Castro was responsible for multiple product portfolios in 43 countries for Altria Group, the owner of three premier tobacco companies. At Altria Group, he also served as Senior Brand Manager for Marlboro in the U.S. from 2004-2008. Mr. de Castro will spearhead new consumer product development and launches at Aquarius Cannabis.
- Beau Keene – Director of Production and horticultural specialist. Mr. Keene has more than a decade of professional experience in the horticulture industry, specializing in controlled environment agriculture. Prior to joining Aquarius Cannabis, Mr. Keene worked for the Gotham Greens, a New York City based company dedicated to growing the highest quality vegetables and culinary herbs for local restaurants and retailers, to manage its flagship greenhouse. He brings years of production design expertise and experience cultivating plants, including cannabis, to the Aquarius Cannabis team, where he has already developed the recently-announced AquariusPODs.
- Lowell Hinte – Director of Operations. Prior to joining the Aquarius Cannabis team, Mr. Hinte worked in a fast-paced branding and marketing firm – S2N Design – where he oversaw company growth year over year for five years. Mr. Hinte is responsible for overseeing a multi-state roll out of Aquarius Cannabis' branding offerings.
- Kit Wren – Director of Sales. Mr. Wren is a veteran salesman in emerging markets, with a technology start-up background. He previously worked at Virool to land and service multi-million dollar contracts. He will spearhead Aquarius Cannabis' business development programs.
"Overhauling the way a nascent, newly regulated industry, such as marijuana, is viewed is no small task, and we have committed to bringing on and retaining top-tier talent to help us achieve our business objectives," said Davis Lawyer, CEO of Aquarius Cannabis. "We have set out to achieve what no other company has been able to do so far: to systematize the entire marijuana supply chain. We have made a commitment to creating consistent marijuana products throughout the industry, and it is a core value of ours to fulfill these commitments. I am confident that the team we've assembled will allow Aquarius Cannabis to execute our plan efficiently and successfully."
Aquarius Cannabis has also bolstered its business development team, expanding from California and Colorado to Oregon, Washington, Florida, New Mexico, New York and Georgia. These new team members will establish brand presence and source financing for growers and operations across the country.
"Our business development team will help unlock and build networks of future investors and operators nationwide," continued Lawyer. "As states continue to regulate and legalize marijuana, many are requiring in-state capital or a local presence. As such, we are anticipating those policies and building our networks now with the goal of bringing the Aquarius Cannabis name to communities across the U.S."
For more information about Aquarius Cannabis, please visit www.AquariusCannabis.com.
About Aquarius Cannabis
Aquarius Cannabis is a U.S.-based branding company in the medical and recreational marijuana industries. The Company's mission is to create access to consistent and exceptional marijuana products. What differentiates the Company from other players in the medical and recreational marijuana space is that Aquarius Cannabis is the first company to build a national marijuana branding program. Aquarius Cannabis does not produce or sell marijuana.
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