DanteSeasoned Manufacturing Director with 8 years of experience.
Laboratory procedures/management, Research & Development, quality assurance
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.