LOS ANGELES, August 14, 2019—PRESS RELEASE—Multi-state cannabis operator Calyx Peak Companies has announced that cannabis industry veteran Ben Cook, former COO of MedMen, has joined the company’s executive team as Chief Operating Officer. Ben will have responsibility for cultivation, extraction, manufacturing, distribution, sales and compliance across all of Calyx Peak’s operating markets.
“We’re especially proud to solidify our executive team with skilled and passionate leaders as we ramp up for Calyx Peak’s next stage of growth,” says Ed Schmults, CEO of Calyx Peak Companies. “Ben has a stellar record of driving innovation and operational excellence. I’m proud to welcome him to the Calyx Peak team as we work to achieve a dominant position in the rapidly evolving cannabis market.”
As COO of MedMen, Cook was responsible for end-to-end operational oversight supporting more than 70 stores and 12 production facilities. Prior to his work within the cannabis industry, Cook held senior operating positions at Wal-Mart, Target and Apple. As Chief Supply Chain Officer at Sam’s Club, Cook was responsible for supply chain oversight for 600 large format stores and a $3 billion e-commerce business.
“Ben’s impressive track record in creating an omni-channel experience for customers and improving operational efficiency will be crucial for our future success,” adds Schmults. “And as a U.S. Army veteran, I know he gets things done!”
“Calyx Peak Companies is a true leader within the rapidly evolving cannabis industry,” says Cook. “I am very much looking forward to playing a role in their continued growth story. »