DR. DICK JONES – PRESIDENT
Founder and Inventor of AromaLoc™, Dick is a retired professor from the University of Alberta. After 35 years in pulmonary medicine specializing in lung, cardiovascular and exercise physiology as well as inventing the nicotine nasal spray – Dick is now an amateur winemaker enjoying life in Naramata. With scientific rigour he embarks on his next invention.
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PAUL GARDNER – CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
An early pioneer in the Okanagan Valley wine industry and founder of Pentâge Winery in 1996 – Paul brings to the table a good engineering background and a “can do” build component to this team. A chief engineer in his previous life, Paul is now living the dream in Penticton crafting award winning wines.
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WALTER MEYER – DIRECTOR SALES & MARKETING
Worked for over 20 years for a large international automotive company in Europe. Expertise in sales & marketing and later Managing Director of Ford Financial Services. Walter and his wife moved from Switzerland to the Okanagan Valley in 2000. They started a very successful B&B, planted and managed their own vineyards and was part of the management team at one of the local wineries. An amateur winemaker, Walter belongs to Artisan Winemakers of Naramata.
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DR. P. D. (PETE) DESAI – DIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Worked for over 27 years at Dow Chemical, Dow Elanco and Dow AgroSciences. Now President of Desai & Desai Inc., a consulting company he started in January 2001. Dr. Desai brings with him an understanding of research, sales, marketing, business, and team culture in creating a successful business. Since his retirement, he has focused on supporting start-up companies; helping grower and provincial organizations to develop and implement business plans; strategic research partnerships; and strategic action plans to develop products to secure funds to commercialize.
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