ANTA ANA, Calif. – April 26, 2018 – Kush Bottles, Inc. (OTCQB: KSHB), a leading provider of packaging, supplies, vaporizers, accessories and branding solutions for the regulated cannabis industry, announced today that the Company has added two new members to its leadership team with the hires of Rodrigo de Oliveira as Vice President of Operations and Jason Vegotsky as Vice President of Sales. The company also announced the promotion of Edd Pratt to Executive Vice President, where he will be responsible for overseeing both domestic and international distribution efforts.
Rodrigo de Oliveira, Vice President of Operations
In his role as Vice President of Operations, Rodrigo de Oliveira will be responsible for overseeing all operations activity, including manufacturing, global supply chain, and logistics. Mr. Oliveira joins Kush Bottles with over 18 years of experience working in global supply chain and operations management, both in the U.S. as well as Asia, Europe and Latin America with brands such as Nike Accessories, General Electric & Oakley, among others. His expertise, along with his leadership skills, will help ensure that the company’s operations continue to meet the demands of the rapidly expanding cannabis market, while also maintaining discipline over operational expenses.
Nick Kovacevich, CEO of Kush Bottles, said, “Rodrigo’s leadership coupled with his international experience in managing multisite operations will serve as a critical addition to Kush Bottles Executive Team. His expertise will be key as we continue to expand Kush Bottles’ footprint both in the U.S. and abroad.”
Jason Vegotsky, Vice President of Sales
Jason Vegotsky joins Kush Bottles as Vice President of Sales. Vegotsky was the co-founder of Summit Innovations, Inc., and the driver of the company’s business development. He helped lead Summit Innovations to extraordinary growth, expanding the company’s business to over 600+ customers & 25 employees in its first year of operations.
At Kush Bottles, Vegotsky will be responsible for directing sales efforts, with a focus on helping the company expand its presence in emerging markets, both in the U.S. and internationally.
“Building out a world-class sales organization is a top priority for us at Kush. We expect to instantly garner value from his background where he has put together structured sales processes, teams, reporting and key performance metrics up and down sales teams. This is a big step forward for our organization and we’ll see this structure take hold immediately as well as folding into our the long-term growth plans. Jason’s expertise selling hydrocarbons to cannabis extractors will be invaluable as we expand into this segment of the industry,” Kovacevich said. “His addition to our team, along with the new products we will be offering through the acquisition of Summit Innovations, will help our company better serve our customers and simplify their supply chain.”
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