Pointe-Claire, QC, Monday, September 27, 2021 — Cielo Verde Québec Inc. is pleased to announce the arrival of Geoffroy de Vernou, eMBA Agricultural Engineer and Michael Langella, M.Sc., QAP, to the team. “Recruiting top talent is critical, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Geoffroy and Michael on my team,” said Barry Laxer, CEO and Founder of Cielo Verde Inc. of his new hires. Geoffroy de Vernou will head production and Michael Langella will oversee QA.
Geoffroy de Vernou, eMBA
Vice President, Operations
With a degree in agriculture and an MBA, Geoffroy worked for more than 10 years in field crop management in Africa and Asia for the Socfin group. For five years, Geoffroy then worked as a consultant in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Borealis, with mining and oil groups (Rio Tinto, Glencore, etc.). This position led him to play an intermediary role between local communities and companies while training field agents.
Following this experience, he joined Lemay Nursery, the leading producer of container plants in Quebec, as director of operations. Answering Cannara Biotech’s call, as vice president of operations, Geoffroy sets up the entire white zone organization, from clone propagation to flower storage.
More recently, he joined the multidisciplinary team at Cielo Verde as vice president of operations. Fully leveraging his expertise in large-scale cultivation and his experience in cannabis, Geoffroy manages operations from cultivation to packaging. At Cielo Verde, Geoffroy combines his love of nature with the precision of his scientific training to bring the company’s mission to life.
More on Michael Langella M.Sc.
Quality Assurance Manager
With a Master’s in Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry from McGill, Michael Langella, a biochemistry major, brings multiple years of experience in cannabis QAP to the Cielo Verde team, a rare find in this young cannabis category. Previously at Aurora Cannabis Inc. and later at Cannara Biotech, Michael began his career in the heavily regulated medicinal cannabis sector. His training in medicinal cannabis, biochemistry background, and experience in consumer cannabis is invaluable. Michael brings a robust wealth of knowledge and rigor to the Cielo Verde team from both spheres of the cannabis industry.
About Cielo Verde Québec Inc.
Founded in 2021, Cielo Verde Québec Inc. is a privately held genetics company and licensed producer of premium quality-grade medicinal and recreational adult-use cannabis with one of Quebec’s most extensive growing facilities. With its two facilities, Pointe-Claire and Lachute, Cielo Verde has a yearly production capacity of approximately 10 tons spanning 100,000 square feet of indoor growing with another acre of outdoor cultivation capabilities. For more information, visit www.cieloverde.ca.