FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021
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Viridis Laboratories builds on expertise with highly trained team
Field and lab technicians help ensure health and safety of cannabis consumers
LANSING and BAY CITY, Mich. — Viridis Laboratories, Michigan’s leading provider of cannabis safety testing, has expanded by bringing on eight new employees at both state-of-the-art laboratories in Lansing and Bay City to meet the state’s growing demand for high quality cannabis testing.
The Lansing lab welcomes Zach Ardnt, EJ Kipp, Sydney Record and Elyse Vischulis as lab technicians. Tom Hardwood and Tim Schrank joined the staff as a field technicians and David Bondy is the lab’s newest scientist. The Bay City lab welcomes Brandon Lucius as a field technician.
“At Viridis, we pride ourselves in providing opportunities for growth and advancement within Michigan’s burgeoning cannabis industry,” said Viridis CEO Greg Michaud. “Our highly trained technicians use state-of-the-art technology and the latest scientific methods to provide fast and accurate testing, which is crucial to the safety and effectiveness of cannabis products. We are excited to welcome the new members to our team as we continue to expand our presence in the cannabis marketplace.”
Viridis employs 44 highly trained technicians, scientists and support staff members at its Bay City and Lansing labs where nearly 67% of the state’s adult-use and medicinal cannabis flower products are tested. Field technicians work with cannabis manufacturers to safely collect samples prior to their arrival at the lab for a variety of testing — including potency, microbial and terpene analyses.
“We greatly value our team members’ expertise and experience, and our staff plays an integral role in Viridis’ mission to promote the health and safety of Michigan cannabis consumers,” said Todd Welch, chief operating officer at Viridis. “Here at Viridis, we make every effort to protect our customers’ samples and provide fast results without compromising safety, quality or accuracy. I look forward to continuing to grow our Viridis team as our highly accredited labs raise the bar on quality, comprehensive cannabis testing in Michigan.”
Ensuring Health and Safety Within The Cannabis Industry
Viridis Laboratories is the leading provider of cannabis testing in Michigan and uses the latest technology and scientific methods to help promote the health and safety of patients and adult-use consumers