Emerald Health Therapeutics Appoints Vice President, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Allan Rewak brings extensive experience with government, media, communications and public affairs
VICTORIA, British Columbia, March 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. ("Emerald" or the “Company”) (TSXV:EMH; OTCQX:EMHTF) announced today that Allan Rewak has been appointed Vice President, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, effective April 15, 2019.
Prior to joining Emerald, Mr. Rewak was the Executive Director at the Cannabis Council of Canada (C3), Canada’s national industry association for cannabis, cultivators and processors. In the role, he unified multiple industry associations into one collective and navigated the sector through the successful legalisation of adult-use cannabis. For his work, the Financial Post named him “One of the 20 Power Players Setting Down Roots in the Cannabis Industry”.
Mr. Rewak also served as Director of Communications and Stakeholder Relations at Newstrike Resources, a partner at Pathway Group, and a consultant at Leonard Domino & Associates.
We are pleased to welcome Allan to the Emerald team,
said Dr. Avtar Dhillon, Executive Chairman and President of Emerald.
His deep industry relationships and proven experience in the sector, combined with his strong background in communications and stakeholder relations with all major relevant sectors of the industry, are expected to augment our existing capabilities.
Mr. Rewak has been granted an option to acquire up to 150,000 common shares vesting over a three-year period.
Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. is a Canadian licensed producer of cannabis. Its 50%-owned Pure Sunfarms joint venture in BC is completing the conversion of its 1.1 million square foot (25 acre) greenhouse for cannabis cultivation in the Lower Mainland and its Verdélite operation in Québec is completing the build out of its 88,000 square feet indoor cultivation facility. Commercial production is expanding in both facilities. Emerald secured over 500 acres of hemp harvest in 2018 and has contracted for approximately 1000 acres in 2019 to 2022, with the objective of extracting low-cost cannabidiol (CBD). Emerald’s team is highly experienced in life sciences, product development, large-scale agri-business, and marketing, and is focused on developing proprietary, value-added cannabis products for medical and adult-use customers. Emerald is part of the Emerald Health group, which represents a broad array of companies focused on developing pharmaceutical, botanical, and nutraceutical products developed to provide wellness and medical benefits by interacting with the human body’s endocannabinoid system.
Please visit www.emeraldhealth.ca for more information or contact:
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