CannTrust Adds to Leadership Team With Appointment of Greg Guyatt as CFO
Ian Abramowitz to Lead Global Investments and Partnerships
VAUGHAN, Ontario, Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CannTrust Holdings Inc. ("CannTrust" or the "Company") (TSX: TRST) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Greg Guyatt, CPA CA as Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") effective February 19, 2019, further strengthening the Company's leadership team.
Greg comes to CannTrust from GreenSpace Brands Inc. (TSXV:JTR), a Canadian-based premium natural food product company, where he served as CFO. He brings more than 20 years of experience building high-performing finance teams from the consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical and private equity sectors. Greg began his career with Deloitte.
Greg has a wealth of experience in mergers, acquisitions and other transactions including an IPO on the London Stock Exchange, and the spin-off of Sears Canada on the NASDAQ. In combination with his extensive experience with dual-listed issuers, this expertise will be instrumental to CannTrust's financial and strategic planning leading up to listing on the NYSE.
"We are very pleased to have Greg join CannTrust and deepen the executive leadership team as we look towards our listing on the NYSE and beyond," said Peter Aceto, Chief Executive Officer. "On behalf of everyone at CannTrust, I would like to thank Ian Abramowitz for his financial leadership over the past two years and look forward to working with him in his new role as Senior Vice President of Global Investments and Partnerships."
Ian Abramowitz to Lead CannTrust's Global Investments and Partnerships Division
In his new capacity as CannTrust's SVP of Global Investments and Partnerships, Ian will lead CannTrust's international strategy through the ongoing development of strategic investments and partnerships around the world.
CannTrust currently has an equity interest in Australian licensed producer Cannatrek Ltd. ("Cannatrek"), and STENOCARE, a Denmark-based licensed medical cannabis producer, seller and importer. Ian has been appointed to and serves as a Director on both Cannatrek and STENOCARE's Boards. The Company is also currently evaluating prospective investments in several other countries.
"Companies around the world look to CannTrust for its expertise in cannabis for both the medical and legalized recreational markets," said Mr. Aceto. "With Ian's focus on international business development opportunities, we expect to further accelerate our growth with like-minded partners."
CannTrust is a federally regulated licensed producer of medical and recreational cannabis in Canada, and the 2018 Canadian Cannabis Awards "Top Licensed Producer of the Year". Founded by pharmacists, CannTrust brings more than 40 years of pharmaceutical and healthcare experience to the medical cannabis industry and serves more than 63,000 medical patients with its dried, extract and capsule products. The Company operates its 450,000 sq. ft. Niagara Perpetual Harvest Facility in Pelham, Ontario, and prepares and packages the industry's broadest product portfolio at its 60,000 sq. ft. manufacturing centre of excellence in Vaughan, Ontario.
CannTrust is developing nanotechnology to develop new products in the medical, recreational, beauty, wellness and pet markets. The Company has established its international footprint through strategic investments in Cannatrek Ltd. in Australia and STENOCARE in Denmark. The Company has also partnered with Breakthru Beverage Group through Kindred Canada for recreational distribution in Canada. CannTrust is committed to research and innovation through partnerships with McMaster University in Ontario and Gold Coast University Hospital in Australia, which were designed to contribute to the growing body of evidence-based research regarding the use and efficacy of cannabis.
For more information, please visit http://www.canntrust.ca/.
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