Creating and setting high product manufacturing standards within the legal cannabis industry.
Vape Holdings is a company focused on the acquisition and development of innovative companies in the vaporizer industry. The Company strives to provide consumers with the healthiest, most sustainable options to market, and to drive innovation in a rapidly expanding industry.
Vape intends to aggressively market healthy vaporization options as it identifies companies and brands that are synergistic with the Company’s vision and business model. While many claim that the changing times are bringing about a “new” industry, Vape holdings has put together a management team that has been actively involved in this space, helping to build a better tomorrow for vaporizer enthusiasts.
The Company’s founders accept the status quo as nothing more than a starting point, a place from which to build a better, safer, more effective alternative. And that starts with HIVE.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND CHAIRMAN
Mr. Tracey brings extensive developmental and managerial experience in the public cannabis space to the VAPE Holdings executive team.
Kyle’s diversified experience literally from the ground up to top executive positions includes tenures where he helped develop several integral brands in the space, working as an R&D Specialist for companies like BC Northern Lights and Eco Growing Systems, as well as owning and operating a major horticulture light manufacturer.
As Co-Founder and former President of GrowLife Inc., Mr. Tracey helped to grow the company’s market cap from 10M to over 100M while establishing a trusted and respected industry brand. Upon his departure from GrowLife in 2013, Kyle recognized the market opportunity for a more sustainable and efficient vaporization medium, and developed the HIVE Ceramics brand under the VAPE umbrella.
Strategically appointed as Chairman and CEO of VAPE Holdings Inc. for his industry credentials, work ethic, and capacity to innovate, market, and sell relative industry products, Mr. Tracey delivers the imperative contacts and respect to achieve market penetration for VAPE Holdings brands and products.
Kyle’s association and experience with High Times Magazine, various live event promoters and high profile artists, and entertainment industry powerhouses, all have the potential to position VAPE Holdings business units for expansive sponsorship opportunities and market penetration.
Mr. Tracey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from the University of Rhode Island.
PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Andreae, a native of the Washington D.C. area, has been an instrumental part of several top brands in the rapidly growing MMJ industry. After working in the hospitality sector, Joe decided to team with a dispensary and concentrates laboratory in Boulder, Colorado on a new initiative.
Joe’s leadership and expertise assisted in making those companies successful and earned him useful relationships and pedigree in the emerging vertical. Previously, Joe was also a national sales manager of a successful LED lighting company based out of California and remains an active member on several MMJ brand boards, executing a collective vision and strategy for the industry.
ALLAN VIERNES, CPA, MBA
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Viernes specializes in public and private accounting and finance, SEC matters, corporate restructuring and bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, and financial modeling and analysis.
Allan has served in such positions as Chief Financial Officer of an oil and energy company, Corporate Controller of a software company, and consulted with various retail and restaurant franchises and commercial real estate companies through troubled debt restructurings and leveraged buy outs. Mr. Viernes also has past experience as an auditor with McKennon Wilson & Morgan, a PCAOB registered accounting firm, focusing on audits of private and publicly-held companies.
Mr. Viernes graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Administration in Accounting from Devry University, earned a Master of Business Administration with Honors from the Keller Graduate School of Management, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Beaulieu delivers valued experience in the implementation and integration of operational and sales systems to the VAPE Holdings executive team.
Ben has owned operated several multi-million-dollar retail garden supply and technology businesses. With a focus on automation and functionality, Mr. Beaulieu has successfully expanded those companies from brick and mortar locations to E-commerce superstores with global sales and partnerships with the industry’s top distributors in the United States and Canada. Ben’s experience operating various companies in the ancillary MMJ markets, has already improved VAPE’s employee management and development. With a focus on streamlining operations Mr. Beaulieu will allow VAPE to rapidly grow while combating the associated costs responsibly.
Mark Scialdone, PHD
Chief Science Officer
Mr. Scialdone is an organic chemist skilled at designing and synthesizing a wide variety of molecules and product formulations. He is an expert in organic synthesis, catalysis, natural product chemistry, plant oil extraction, characterization, analysis and chemical modification.
Mark is a co-inventor of 25 issued US patents and has authored 15 publications in scientific literature during almost two decades of both basic fundamental and product development research. He has given invited lectures at more than 30 different academic institutions and international scientific meetings.
Mr. Scialdone holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in chemistry from Michigan Technological University, a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from Wayne State University, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Colorado State University.