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General Manager

LukeExperienced General Manager with 10+ years experience.

Relevant Skills

Large-scale manufacturing, operations, quality management

Expertise Summary
  • As General Manager of a cannabis company’s operation, Luke oversaw the complete construction build out of a 60,000 sq. ft. greenhouse and processing facility.  
    • In addition, he successfully procured both cultivation and processing licenses while creating the entire foot print (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. 

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