CEN Biotech, a holding company focused on the manufacturing, production, and development of LED lighting technology and hemp-based products, intended to help improve your state of health and well-being, is pleased to announce the following Executive and Board of Director appointments, effective April 19, 2021, to support our planned expansion throughout 2021.
Mr. Joseph Byrne was appointed as President and Director and will lead the company's long-term strategy and regulatory compliance activity. Mr. Bill Chaaban was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will also continue to serve as the Chairman of the Board and be responsible for the day-to-day direction of the company. The company would also like to announce the following Independent Board of Directors appointments effective April 19, 2021:
Mr. Jeffrey Thomas, age 46, is a Director of Product Development for Emergence Global Enterprises and President of NuBreed Nutrition. Mr. Thomas has over 20 years of experience in product development, manufacturing, and export regulations in the food and nutrition industries.
Mr. Rick Purdy, age 45, is President of Herc Holdings Mr. Purdy is also involved with real estate development, oil and gas environmental technologies, and nutraceutical and natural health products. He founded Canada's largest and first commercial-scale indoor aquaponic vertical farm over 12 years ago outside of Edmonton, Alberta.
'We believe that these appointments strengthen the management and governance structure of the company and will assist in the roll-out of our expansion plans in 2021. It is especially rewarding to have Joe Byrne back as President of the company.