MONCTON, New Brunswick--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Organigram Holdings Inc. (“Organigram” or the “Company”) (TSX: OGI) (NASDAQ: OGI), the parent company of Organigram Inc., a leading producer of cannabis, is pleased to announce the appointment of Borna Zlamalik as the Company’s Vice President of Innovation. Mr. Zlamalik will assume his new role effective today.
In his new role, Mr. Zlamalik will draw upon his international expertise in cannabis and cannabinoid-based product advancement, commercialization, and pricing strategy to direct consumer product innovation. As the Company’s Vice President, Innovation, Mr. Zlamalik will oversee all R&D and product development. He will also sit as one of Organigram’s representatives on the Steering Committee for the recently announced Center of Excellence.
Mr. Zlamalik is an accomplished consumer packaged goods marketer, most recently serving as Vice President, Marketing & Communications, for The Valens Company. In that role, he focused on recreational, health and wellness, therapeutic and medical product development and brand marketing.
Mr. Zlamalik has also held senior roles as Scientific Regulatory Affairs Director and Director of Global Strategy and Innovation at JT International SA and Head of Marketing at JTI Macdonald Corp. His distinguished career as a senior advertising executive has included supporting the creative success of brands such as BMW Group Canada, Bacardi, Coors Light and Fujifilm, among others.
“As we continue to expand our product portfolio and foster new, industry-leading partnerships, Borna’s focus on growth and innovation, along with his experience with speed to market management, will be a tremendous addition to the Company’s leadership team,” says Peter Amirault, executive chair, Organigram.
Mr. Zlamalik will be based in Ontario but will oversee Organigram’s product innovation efforts across the country. Mr. Zlamalik holds a Bachelor’s degree from Western University.
About Organigram Holdings Inc.
Organigram Holdings Inc. is a NASDAQ Global Select Market and TSX listed company whose wholly owned subsidiaries include:, Organigram Inc., a licensed producer of cannabis and cannabis-derived products in Canada and The Edibles and Infusions Corporation, a cannabis infused soft chew and confectionary manufacturer in Canada.
Organigram is focused on producing high-quality, indoor-grown cannabis for patients and adult recreational consumers in Canada, as well as developing international business partnerships to extend the Company's global footprint. Organigram has also developed a portfolio of legal adult use recreational cannabis brands including The Edison Cannabis Company, Indi, Bag o’ Buds, SHRED and Trailblazer. Organigram's primary facility is located in Moncton, New Brunswick with a secondary edibles-focused manufacturing facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Company is regulated by the Cannabis Act and the Cannabis Regulations (Canada).
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