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Cubicfarm Systems Corp
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Cubicfarm appoints Talebi as head of R&D program

2020-01-13 07:55 ET - News Release

Mr. Rodrigo Santana reports

CUBICFARM SYSTEMS CORP. ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF LEAD R&D

Cubicfarm Systems Corp. has appointed Sana Talebi as lead research and development (produce).

Mr. Talebi will lead the company's produce R&D program to research new crops that will perform well in Cubicfarm system, and optimize current growing for continued incremental performance improvements.

Prior to joining Cubicfarm, Mr. Talebi held multiple roles during his 12-year career at Stantec Consulting Ltd., including team lead, project manager and regional technical lead on air quality and greenhouse gas emissions, quality reviewer, and senior associate. As team lead of the atmospheric science group, he managed 10 professionals across four offices in British Columbia. He has been involved in environmental assessments, emission reporting, third party audits, project management (milestones and budgets), identifying business development opportunities, meeting client needs and developing staff -- all while growing the atmospheric sciences division at Stantec into a million-dollar business in the province. At Stantec, he worked in a wide range of sectors including agriculture, upstream oil and gas, power generation, manufacturing, aviation, health care, chemical production, forest products, transportation, and government (municipal, provincial and federal).

Mr. Talebi honed his experience in the agriculture industry through his family-run orchard. He has more than 25 years of experience participating in all facets of the business, from working in the field to client acquisition, customer service and human resources. He holds a bachelor of agricultural and bioresource engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and is a professional engineer licensed in British Columbia.

Rodrigo Santana, president and chief operating officer, commented: "We are thrilled to welcome Sana to Cubicfarms. He brings a wealth of technical, R&D and agriculture industry experience, which will be essential to support our efforts to introduce new crop varieties that are grown in our automated controlled-environment machines, and enhance the efficiency and yields of growing protocols. These efforts are critical in enabling Cubicfarms to continually add value to our customers."

Mr. Talebi commented: "For much of my career, I have been involved with organizations focused on improving the performance, productivity and efficiency of clean technologies to minimize negative effects on the environment. When I learned about Cubicfarms, I was immediately inspired by the company's mission, technology and position in the market. At Cubicfarms, I plan to contribute my agricultural experience, knowledge of environmental best practices, and engineering education to accelerate produce R&D while continuing to foster a robust engineering program. I am excited to join Cubicfarms as I see it as one of the world's leading agricultural cleantech firms."

About Cubicfarm Systems Corp.

Cubicfarm Systems is an ag-tech company, commercializing large-scale, vertical farming solutions for global industrial markets. Founded in 2015, the company's mission is to provide industries around the world with efficient growing systems capable of producing predictable crop yields. Cubicfarm offers turnkey, commercial-scale, hydroponic, automated vertical farm growing systems that can grow predictably and sustainably for 12 months of the year virtually anywhere on earth. Cubicfarm enables its customers in the fresh produce, animal feed, nutraceutical and hemp/cannabis industries to grow locally and to provide their markets with safe, sustainable, secure and fresh ingredients that are consistent in colour, size, taste and nutrition, and allows for a longer shelf life.

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