Glass House Brands Appoints Benjamin Vega as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
LONG BEACH, Calif. and TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2022 /CNW/ - Glass House Brands Inc. ("Glass House" or the "Company") (NEO: GLAS.A.U) (NEO: GLAS.WT.U) (OTCQX: GLASF) (OTCQX: GHBWF), one of the fastest-growing, vertically-integrated cannabis companies in the U.S., today announced the appointment of Benjamin Vega as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Vega brings over 20 years of experience as a corporate lawyer across a broad range of industries. He will join the Company on October 24, 2022.
"We are very pleased to welcome Ben to the Glass House team," stated Kyle Kazan, Glass House Brands Chairman and CEO. "His vast experience managing complex business transactions and litigation over the past two decades will bring an invaluable lens as we continue to expand the Glass House portfolio and lay the foundation for future growth."
Prior to joining Glass House, Mr. Vega served as Deputy General Counsel for Covetrus, Inc., a US$4B public company in the animal health industry. Mr. Vega has also served as General Counsel for Manhattan West, a Venture Capital, Private Equity and Financial Services firm, and for the Meruelo Group, a multi-asset family office with holdings in Gaming and Hospitality, Media, Professional Sports, Food Service, Construction, Real Estate and Banking. Prior to the Meruelo Group, Mr. Vega was a Senior Counsel at Sony Pictures Entertainment and served as an Associate General Counsel for Ascent Media Group. Mr. Vega began his legal career with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Mr. Vega earned an AB from Harvard College and a JD from Harvard Law School.
"I am honored to join Glass House and its talented team at this stage of growth," said Mr. Vega. "They have built an impressive company in an industry with endless potential and I look forward to helping them execute against their long-term strategic goals."
Glass House is one of the fastest-growing, vertically integrated cannabis companies in the U.S., with a dedicated focus on the California market and building leading, lasting brands to serve consumers across all segments. From its greenhouse cultivation operations to its manufacturing practices, from brand-building to retailing, the company's efforts are rooted in the respect for people, the environment, and the community that co-founders Kyle D. Kazan, Chairman and CEO, and Graham Farrar, President, instilled at the outset. Through its portfolio of brands, which includes Glass House Farms, PLUS Products, Allswell, Forbidden Flowers, and Mama Sue Wellness, Glass House is committed to realizing its vision of excellence: outstanding cannabis products, produced sustainably, for the benefit of all. For more information and company updates, visit www.glasshousebrands.com.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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