As General Manager of a cannabis company’s operation, Luke oversaw the complete construction buildout of a 60,000 sq. ft. greenhouse and processing facility.
In addition, he successfully procured both cultivation and processing licenses while creating the entire footprint (94% wholesale market penetration) to ensure P&L/EBITDA targets were realized.
Luke was specifically requested to tour (7) Republican Representatives in a cannabis company’s facility prior to an adult-use legislation announcement.
He was subsequently appointed spokesperson to speak on behalf of the Cannabis Industry at the State House during the adult-use legislation introduction.
Luke was appointed to the Advisory Board of a college, which has a Cannabis Laboratories Technician Program.
He provided support and advice to academic programs, assisted in the development of new work force programs/curriculums, and identified best-practice standards in the Cannabis Industry.
He also partnered with the college and created an Intern program to ensure a talent pipeline for hire was available for graduating students.
At another cannabis company, Luke oversaw and managed 17 flower rooms (700 sq.ft. – 2,200 sq.ft.) and 2 processing/extraction labs across 2 states with a combined 200+ employees.
In addition, he ensured the execution of Organic K.I.N.D Certifications, which was 1 of only 2 in the state.
This certification validated that all flower grown at the facility falls under the strict guidance and regulations of organic consumption.
Luke has 12+ years of extensive experience in all areas of large-scale manufacturing, including operations, quality management, maintenance, inventory/warehousing, R&D, innovation and supply chain.
He was responsible for integration of proven automated technologies advancing manufacturing capacity and substantially lowering operational cost.
As a Director of Operations, Luke gained extensive experience in the highly regulated and SOP driven Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry.
He led the production of 1 billion+ Oral Solid Dose units annually, which lead the company to being the 3rd largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in the US.
Luke is a dynamic and creative operations professional that creates a culture of accountability, empowerment, continuous improvement, customer focus, collaboration, celebration of good work, and involvement and development of all people.
His personal mandate would be to energize and motivate by using effective leadership and subscribing to firmness and patience.