Once upon a time four innovative minds, all with a passion for cannabis, had the idea to create and engineer purpose-built equipment for this new burgeoning industry. It seemed absurd at the time. With only two states legally selling cannabis, our vision for large scale weighing, packaging, and processing were light years ahead of the industry, especially an industry with such an uncertain future.
In our previous lives, our responsibilities included developing and implementing world class processing facilities for the likes of Walmart, Outback Steakhouse, and the seafood processing industry. We knew it was possible to create the same for the cannabis industry. Our biggest challenge? How to preserve and protect this delicate flower. General packaging technology at the time was developed for low-cost items, such as jelly beans and pretzels. Cannabis flower, with its high value to weight ratio and delicate nature, presented unique challenges. Namely, how to move the flower without damage to its beauty or loss of trichomes. It was with this purpose we set out to develop equipment mindful of these unique characteristics.
It needed to be precise. It needed to be gentle. It needed to be easy to clean and it needed to be intuitive in use.
It was a tall order.
We set out to work, and enlisted the help of a local cultivation who gave us critical industry feedback. We listened. Upon testing our machine and after numerous hours and many iterations, the Precision Batcher was born … purposely built just for cannabis.
Five years later, that first prototype is still being used by that same cultivation.
Fortunately for the cannabis industry, that uncertainty five years ago has transformed into a movement, and with the rise of it came the need for industrialized equipment. We now have over 100 systems in the field. A milestone that firmly validates the quality and precision we put into every delivery. With several repeat clients, as well as some clients who have decided to exclusively use GVS equipment, it’s clear that our system designs and our dedication to helping our clients succeed was the correct mission to undertake.
Hunting and fishing.
Record holder in experimental high-powered rocketry.
Having spent 25 years engineering industrial automation equipment and systems my objective has always been to bring value to both the producer and consumer. Creating process efficiency ensures a healthy bottom line for the processor while reducing the cost to the consumer – WIN! WIN! I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to take part in the pioneering of the ever-expanding cannabis industry. This is driven by a common goal shared by all of us at Green Vault Systems – to serve our customers and our industry.
Travel, boating, architecture, and remodeling.
Once took part in a panel discussion with the president of Iceland.
When I’m not pounding the keyboard like a monkey, I enjoy music, travel, and sports, especially Dodgers World Series.
Lived in Japan for two years and has been to over 20 countries.
Watching soccer, football, and building outdoor cedar furniture.
In the 80’s I spent 10 years King crab fishing in Alaska, then 25 years in precision weighing and automation for the seafood industry.