SMITHS FALLS, ON, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Tweed Marijuana Inc. (Tweed) is pleased to announce that John K. Bell FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, is joining the organization as the most recent addition to the Company's Board of Directors.
John brings a wealth of experience across a number of industries with links to the Tweed business model. Currently the Principal at Onbelay Investment Corporation, John has also held executive and corporate leadership roles at DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Shred-Tech, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, the Waterloo Regional Police Commission, and many others.
"The first thing I noticed at Tweed was the infectious corporate culture. It is an exciting time for this industry and I think my experience successfully growing Canadian companies is going to be an asset to this group, who are already doing great things," Bell said.
John founded Shred-Tech and grew it into a global giant in the mobile document shredding and recycling industry. After selling Shred-Tech in 1995, he purchased Polymer Technologies and grew it from a local plastics manufacturer to a global auto parts company before exiting in 2007. John also served as interim CEO and director of ATS Automation (TSX), which operates 24 global manufacturing facilities, has 4,000 employees and $700 million in sales during a time of management and board renewal in 2007. John was the lead investor and Chairman of BSM Wireless (TSX-V). First investing in 2006 he led board and management renewal leading to substantial and profitable growth before successfully exiting in 2014.
"John has significant experience and perspective on scaling up businesses," said Bruce Linton, the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Tweed. "He has a strong track record of success and together we're going to drive Tweed forward."
Tweed continues to position itself at the forefront of the emerging medical marijuana industry. This key addition comes at a time when Tweed is preparing to release the largest crop it has ever harvested.
About Tweed Marijuana Inc.
Tweed Marijuana Inc. is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company. Its wholly owned subsidiaries Tweed Inc. and Tweed Farms Inc. (formerly Prime1 Construction Services Corp.) are licensed producers of medical marijuana in Canada. The principal activities of Tweed are the production and sale of marijuana through its wholly owned subsidiaries out of Tweed Inc.'s facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario and Tweed Farms Inc.'s facility in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario as regulated by the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.
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SOURCE: Tweed Marijuana Inc.
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