Wana Brands Appoints Mica Gross Director of Operations
Leading cannabis infused company implementing international standards
BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 25, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Wana Brands, a leading maker of infused cannabis products, has announced the appointment of Mica Gross as Director of Operations. In his new position, Mica will work with the Wana Brands team to formalize the quality assurance measures that define the Wana brand. Mica will develop the processes to ensure delivery of quality products as Wana continues to grow and expand from its Colorado headquarters into new emerging marijuana markets, including Washington, Oregon, Nevada, New York, Florida, as well as international frontiers such as Canada.
“At Wana Brands, professionalism and consistency is a top priority, along with an outstanding product. We strive to remain ahead of the curve, and we want exceptional operating procedures to define our daily process. Mica is an experienced operations and quality specialist with a reputation for working closely with cannabis companies in their development of innovative products and procedures,” said Nancy Whiteman, co-owner of Wana Brands. “His management experience paired with his incredible background in cannabis operations will help Wana reinforce our practices that will benefit our ongoing growth.”
Mica joins Wana with over 15 years of diverse experience in project management, food and supplement production, and product and organizational development. Mica has hands-on experience in CO2, ethanol and multi solvent extraction of cannabinoids and other functional compounds. He has also developed safety and compliance programs including cGMP and HACCP, which are mandated by the FDA for food, supplement and drug manufacturers.
Among Mica’s accomplishments: he worked with the first large scale CO2 extraction of Cannabis in Colorado; and led a team to achieve the first commercial plant tissue culture of cannabis. He has conducted research in stem cell therapeutics and hydroponics science; increased the bioavailability of functional compounds; and isolated and characterized new probiotic bacteria.
“As Director of Operations at Wana Brands, I will leverage my wide array of experiences to lead the company forward and raise the bar to be the first edibles company to produce in line with cGMP and HACCP practices. I look forward to working with such a knowledgeable and innovative team on this journey,” Mica noted.
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Wana Brands leads the cannabis infused products industry in quality, consistency and potency, with a product line that includes Wana Edibles, Wana Extracts and Wana Medicinals. Since 2010, Wana has made a full line of edibles, custom hash, vape oil, and now WanaCapsxr, a family of extended release cannabis capsules that provide medicinal benefits for up to 12 hours. For more information, visit www.wanabrands.com. Become a fan of Wana on Facebook. Follow Wana on Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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