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APHRIA APPOINTS BRETT D. MARCHAND AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF SUPPLY CHAIN
Aphria Inc. has appointed Brett D. Marchand as senior vice-president of supply chain effective Feb. 11, 2019. Previously, Mr. Marchand was vice-president of supply chain and logistics, Canada, at The Northwest Company (NWC) where he was responsible for overseeing a supply network that supported 140 remote access retail grocery and general merchandise stores across Canada's North.
"I am pleased to welcome Brett, a distinguished veteran and highly accomplished leader, into the Aphria family," said Jakob Ripshtein, president of Aphria. "Brett's tenure in similar roles across a broad scale of growth-focused companies has led to an impressive record of optimizing corporate operational strategies and maximizing profitability. With the addition of leaders like Brett, Aphria continues to build bench strength that will propel the company's growth as the cannabis industry evolves."
Mr. Marchand carries a wealth of global experience across a broad base of industry sectors including transportation, oil and gas, dairy and the public sector. He began his career by joining the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) as a military transportation officer serving in both Canada and Germany. Upon retirement from the CAF, Mr. Marchand held leadership roles at Manitoulin Transport, The International Group, Maple Leaf Foods and Lactalis American Group. He brings more than 35 years of strategic supply chain experience to his role at Aphria where he will be responsible for leading supply chain operations including demand forecasting, supply planning and inventory control.
"Having grown up in Southwestern Ontario, I welcome the opportunity to return to the Leamington area, while working in a rapidly evolving and exciting industry," said Mr. Marchand. "I look forward to helping shape Aphria's future through supply chain excellence and empowering the company's continued growth as a leading global cannabis company."
About Aphria Inc.
Aphria is a leading global cannabis company driven by an unrelenting commitment to its people, product quality and innovation. Headquartered in Leamington, Ont., the greenhouse capital of Canada, Aphria has been setting the standard for the low-cost production of safe, clean and pure pharmaceutical-grade cannabis at scale, grown in the most natural conditions possible. Focusing on untapped opportunities and backed by the latest technologies, Aphria is committed to bringing breakthrough innovation to the global cannabis market. The company's portfolio of brands is grounded in expertly researched consumer insights designed to meet the needs of every consumer segment.
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