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From SunRype to cannabis

A pair of professionals who both held high-level positions at Okanagan business institution SunRype insist there’s no conspiracy to woo people from the food and beverage company to the cannabis industry.

Really, they say with a chuckle, it’s just a coincidence.

But while it’s mere chance that former SunRype CEO David Lynn and Stefan Sarachie (the company’s former food safety and regulatory affairs specialist) now work for GTEC Holdings, their pivot to pot follows a trend of top-level talent going green.

With legalization mere months away, millions of dollars have already poured into the Okanagan’s budding pot industry.

With so much money flowing in, companies like GTEC are hungry for experienced managers. However, they also want to avoid people connected to black-market pot and this means they have to cherry-pick professionals from other, more established industries.

For more on what this means for the Okanagan, as well as why Lynn and Sarachie made the move, check out the full story on Castanet's sister business news website Okanagan Edge.



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