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Director of Manufacturing

DanteSeasoned Manufacturing Director with 8 years of experience.

Relevant Skills

Laboratory procedures/management, Research & Development, quality assurance

Expertise Summary
  • Dante is an experienced, professional Manufacturing Director with a demonstrated history of working in Cannabis, Dietary Supplements, and Academics.   
    • He is skilled in Laboratory Procedures/Management, CGMP, Research & Development, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Product Development, Recruiting, Natural Resources, Laboratory Design, Environmental Education, Data Collection, and Experimental Design.   
  • Dante led 6 cannabis manufacturing department start-ups in 3 separate states, overseeing the procurement, installation, qualification, and operation of new equipment while ensuring compliance with all state regulations.  
    • He recruited, hired, trained, and managed 5-20 employees, including managers, lead technicians, extraction technicians, formulation technicians, and analytical technicians.  
  • Dante helped grow wholesale revenue from a start-up (0) to $2.8 million in 2021, to $10.4 million in 2022 and is on track for $24 million annualized in 2023 with 60% of total revenue from extracted products.  
  • Dante is a published research professional with a Ph.D. focused on Plant Physiological Ecology, and he is the primary author of the NJ state license extraction permit application, which only required one minor rewrite before state approval.  
  • In addition to his production management, Dante also has extensive experience with CO2 extraction, water extraction, solventless extraction, ethanol extraction, winterization, short-path distillation, spinning band distillation, product formulation (vapor cartridges, pressed pills, tinctures, gelatin/pectin chews, two-part capsules, & chocolate), analytical testing, primary packaging, and compliance/product labeling. 

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