SMITHS FALLS, ON, May 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Tweed Marijuana Inc. ("Tweed Marijuana" or "the Company"), Canada's first publicly traded producer of medical cannabis is pleased to announce key leadership appointments within the Company, as well as its wholly-owned subsidiaries Tweed Inc. (Tweed) and Tweed Farms Inc. (Tweed Farms).
Mr. Tim Saunders will assume the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Tweed Marijuana. He has demonstrated financial and organizational leadership in the waste management, mobile technology and hi-tech sectors in Canada and Europe. Mr. Saunders was most recently the President of Black Canvas Consulting and a Strategic Advisor to the President's Office at Export Development Canada. He also gained valuable international executive experience at Vodafone in the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic. Tim is well positioned to lead Tweed during this crucial phase as the Company seeks to consolidate the sector and accelerate growth at home and abroad.
Outgoing CFO, Mr. Don Gibbs, is rejoining his consulting company. The Board of Directors thanks Don for his financial stewardship and wish him well in his future endeavors.
Mr. Mark Zekulin will assume the new role of President of Tweed. In this role, Mark will continue his oversight of Tweed's medical and patient outreach strategy, market positioning and regulatory and legal compliance, while adding operational oversight at Tweed's Smiths Falls facility. Mr. Angus Footman will continue to lead Tweed Farms as President of the Niagara-on-the-Lake operations through the next phase of expansion and contribute towards the Company's overall strategic vision and execution.
These changes reflect the leadership and vision Mr. Bruce Linton, Chairman and CEO, has for the organization as it begins its second year of full-scale operations and public trading.
"In the last year this sector emerged and accomplished a number of milestones that have improved the quality of lives of thousands of Canadians," said Bruce Linton. "I appreciate Don's contributions to these efforts and wish him well."
"Our leadership team will remain focused on growth and profitability as we continue to enhance the understanding of medical cannabis in Canada."
Here's to Future Growth.
About Tweed Marijuana
Tweed Marijuana is Canada's first publicly traded medical marijuana company and the first geographically diversified producer with dual licenses under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.
The Company operates two state-of-the-art production facilities in Ontario and distributes marijuana across the country to Canadian patients managing a host of medical conditions.
The Company is dedicated to educating healthcare practitioners, providing consistent access to high quality medication, and furthering the public's understanding of how marijuana is used for medical purposes.
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SOURCE Tweed Marijuana Inc.
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