Sherwin Amiran

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Sherwin Amiran is Chief Operations Officer of Ethos Manufacturing. Sherwin has comprehensive experience in the design, manufacturing and operations of fluid-based processing systems and facilities. A graduate of University of Iowa, Mr. Amiran has a BS in Political Science and Economics.

With over a two decades of industry experience, Sherwin has extensive knowledge in environmental, water, soil, hydrocarbon, and agricultural processes, and has managed operations installed in a variety of far-flung locales, including throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and South Korea. His administration record that includes bidding, site selection, facility operation, personnel management, and intellectual property management.

Andy Spoone

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Andy has worked with multiple startups in high compliance environments including clinical trials, medical devices, and cannabis. Most recently, Sierra Labs was started to help companies automate software and hardware development processes to meet regulatory demands and stay compliant. Andy’s focus is helping align fast-paced innovative teams with regulatory frameworks and quality systems.

Ken White

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Upon receiving a B.S. in organic chemistry from Oregon State University, Ken White worked for Thermo Fisher Scientific developing large scale synthesis and purification for the manufacturing of fluorescent biomarkers, increasing scale by over 300% and increasing reaction efficiency by 20%. While working at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Ken earned his Master of Industrial Chemistry from the University of Oregon.

Ken White, Chief Scientist & Vice President of Manufacturing

Hungry for new experience, Ken White transitioned to Bend Research where he developed several pediatric formulations of cancer medication for pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, and continued developing techniques for large scale manufacturing of chemical compounds.

With the legalization of cannabis, Ken left Bend Research to start his own consulting company. During this time Ken assisted several Oregon cannabis companies set up and develop their cannabis processing facilities, earning several industry awards for hawards for his products. Ken also consulted for a large scale Oregon Department of Agriculture approved hemp processing facility, implementing systems and procedures for very large scale hemp extraction and processing.

Ken joined Cura (Select) January 2017 as the Chief Scientist and Director of Manufacturing. Ken designed and built an industry leading cannabis laboratory for Cura that has quickly become the most efficient and largest scale processing facility in Oregon. Ken has developed many innovative products such as pure THCA and CBD Isolates as well as water soluble formulations. Ken has also been an integral part in formulating products for several new projects including hemp CBD formulations for Select CBD.

Ken left Cura in May 2019 to once again Consult for the Cannabis industry. His focus is around large scale manufacturing of cannabis products, custom design and fabrication of manufacturing equipment, product formulations, automation, and innovation in cannabinoid chemistry

Aaron Riley

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Aaron Riley is the President of CannaSafe, the first ISO accredited cannabis lab in the world. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree & M.B.A. from Jacksonville University, where he earned his way through college on a football scholarship. A seasoned entrepreneur who runs a luxury car dealership in FL, he brought his business acumen to the cannabis industry, taking over as President of CannaSafe in late 2016.

Under Aaron’s leadership, CannaSafe recently received California Testing Facility of the Year from Dope magazine. Licensed in California and headquartered in Los Angeles, CannaSafe has become the go-to lab for premier California cannabis brands. CannaSafe has been featured in LA Weekly, Varney & Co. (Fox Business), The Doctors (CBS), and countless other media outlets.