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Cannabis Cultivation Design, Engineering, and Technologies Leader urban-gro Appoints Industry Veteran as Vice President of Cultivation Technologies
urban-gro adds cultivation design and construction expertise to its executive team
Lafayette, Colo., (July 16, 2018) – urban-gro, a leading provider of cultivation equipment, crop management products, design & integration services, and technology solutions to commercial cannabis cultivators throughout North America and around the world, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Doherty to the position of vice president of Cultivation Technologies. A long-term leader within urban-gro, Doherty brings extensive design, project management, customer relations, and sales expertise with multiple firms and grows focused on cannabis. In his new role, Doherty joins urban-gro’s executive team and will continue to lead the organization’s global project management and design efforts.
“Mark has proven himself to be a major contributor to the ongoing success here at urban-gro,” said Brad Nattrass, CEO at urban-gro. “Whether it’s managing the implementation of new technologies at some of the largest cannabis facilities in the world or overseeing design services teams for complex projects, Mark leverages his expertise to deliver positive outcomes for our clients. He will be central to urban-gro’s growth and continued innovation in the months and years to come.”
Doherty began his career in controlled environment agriculture by building New York’s first commercial-scale indoor aquaponic farm. He designed and constructed this first-of-its-kind, 13,000 square foot Controlled Environment Agriculture facility in an abandoned factory in Central New York where seafood and produce was cultivated for local and regional restaurants and supermarkets. Inside the old building, Mark constructed an indoor ecosystem that consisted of 20,000 gallons of stock tanks and over 7,000 square feet of Deep Water Culture Hydroponic cultivation area, all under artificial light. From there, he served as a managing partner at a medical marijuana facility design and consulting firm before moving on to urban-gro as its director of sales in the Northeast region. Doherty holds and M.B.A. from the State University of New York Institute of Technology. With almost a decade of industry-specific experience, Doherty is well positioned to manage the numerous design projects urban-gro is engaged with around the world.
“At urban-gro, we are at the forefront of cannabis cultivation technology and design,” said Doherty. “Today’s cultivators need expert partners to help them execute their vision. urban-gro has the design expertise, project management, and innovative new technology to help our customers build successful and sustainable facilities.”
urban-gro experts will participate at some of the biggest events in the Cannabis industry, including the upcoming NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo in San Jose, CA July 25-27, 2018 (Booth #402); Marijuana Business Conference International in Toronto, August 14-16, 2018 (Booth #323); Marijuana Business Conference in Las Vegas, November 14-16, 2018 (Booth #3419).
urban-gro provides industry leading cultivation equipment, crop management products, design & integration services, and technology solutions to commercial cannabis cultivators throughout North America and around the world. urban-gro helps growers achieve sustainable scalability via innovative technologies that drive down cost, increase economic yield, and reduce environmental impact. Not only is urban-gro recognized as one of the Cannabis industry’s fastest growing companies, the firm is developing its own innovative cultivation technologies to optimize efficiencies and maximize ROI. Visit www.urban-gro.com to learn more. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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