Christina Lake Cannabis appoints new CEO
by CM Staff
Christina Lake Cannabis has continued to focus on cultivating and extracting sun-grown cannabis from a selection of proprietary in-house engineered strains.
VANCOUVER — Christina Lake Cannabis Corp. announces that Mark Aiken, a cannabis executive, has joined CLC as Chief Executive Officer pending a mandatory security clearance by Health Canada and approval of the Canadian Securities Exchange. CLC anticipates it can benefit from Mr. Aiken’s leadership as the Company seeks to enhance and optimize its B2B sales pipeline across Canada. Christina Lake Cannabis has continued to focus on cultivating and extracting sun-grown cannabis from a selection of proprietary in-house engineered strains for maximum yield and cannabinoid profile. Currently in its third operating year with a team of over 52 personnel CLC delivers distillates and concentrates used to create Cannabis 2.0 products servicing B2B customers.
Fluent in English, French, and Spanish, Mr. Aiken began his career in sales positions with organizations to include Rema Tip Top AG (German producer of tire repair and surface protection products based in Munich Germany), Vortex Aquatic Structures (Quebec-based developer of waterpark features), and Plombco (Quebec-based automotive wheel balance weight manufacturer) for whom Mr. Aiken grew annual sales for. In 2009, Mr. Aiken was awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Queens University. From 2014 through 2019 Mr. Aiken served as a management consultant for the Automotive sector, across North America focusing on strategy, marketing and distribution growth in preparation for M&A activities.
Upon Mr. Aiken’s appointment as CEO of Christina Lake Cannabis, current interim-CEO Joel Dumaresq will step down from his position. Mr. Dumaresq will remain a member of CLC’s Board of Directors.
Regarding his upcoming appointment as CEO of Christina Lake Cannabis, Mark Aiken commented, “This is a very exciting time to join CLC and its experienced Board of Directors to lead a premiere cannabis organization with solid fundamentals. Our outdoor-grown BC bud benefits from the desirable properties created by sunlight and other natural growing conditions that can only be found in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. This unique environment provides CLC with a cost advantage for our core input material. The cannabis space is becoming increasingly sophisticated both domestically and around the world, and I believe CLC is well positioned to capture market share by delivering top quality products tailored to individual client needs. CLC premium distillates are highly regarded by our customer base due to our best-in-class production methods and high attention to detail. We provide consistent reliable outputs that Licensed Producers and Contract Manufacturing Organizations can count on for their formulation needs. Our capacity and offerings are benefiting from our investments in technology, and I look forward to capitalizing on these opportunities.”