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.
Kyle Tracey brings extensive developmental and managerial experience in the public cannabis space to the Vape Holdings executive team.
Mr. Tracey’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. (WHEN) 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 B.A. in Business Management from the University of Rhode Island.
President, Board of Directors
Joseph 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 intiative.
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
Mr. Viernes specializes in public and private accounting and finance, SEC matters, corporate restructuring and bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, and financial modeling and analysis. Mr. Viernes has served in such positions as Chief Financial Officer of an oil and gas 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 with a Bachelor of Administration with a concentration in accounting from Devry University, earned a Master of Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management, and is a Certified Public Accountant.