Glass House Brands Pleased to Welcome Joe Aulenta as Director of Retail Construction
LONG BEACH, Calif. and TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2021 /CNW/ - Glass House Brands Inc. ("Glass House" or the "Company") (NEO: GLAS.A.U) (NEO: GLAS.WT.U) (OTCQX: GLASF) (OTCQX: GHBWF), one of the fastest-growing, vertically integrated cannabis and hemp companies in the U.S., today announced the appointment of Joe Aulenta as Director of Retail Construction. In this role, Mr. Aulenta will be responsible for managing the build out of 19 new stores by the end of Q2 2022.
Mr. Auelenta joins Glass House Brands with nearly 15 years of construction and store design management experience and over 20 years of visual merchandising experience. Most recently, he was the Senior Project Manager of Real Estate Construction for Foot Locker (NYSE $FL) where he was accountable for $15 million in capital expenditure project spending.
"Over the next 18 months, Glass House Group plans to build out what we expect to be California's largest retail chain," said Kyle Kazan, Glass House Chairman and CEO. "Our ambitious growth plans require amazing talent, and we are excited to have someone experienced like Joe on the team to assist us in meeting our goals."
Mr. Aulenta added, "Glass House has a remarkable portfolio of brands and a reputation for high-quality cannabis. I'm thrilled to be a part of the team leading the expansion of this company across California."
Prior to entering the cannabis industry, Mr. Aulenta also served as Director of Store Planning, Design and Construction for The Walking Company Holdings where he was responsible for all retail design and construction activity.
About Glass House
Glass House Brands Inc. is one of the fastest-growing, vertically integrated cannabis and hemp companies in the U.S., with a decisive focus on the California market and building leading, lasting brands to serve consumers across all segments. From its greenhouse cultivation operations to its manufacturing practices, from brand-building to retailing, the company's efforts are rooted in the respect for people, the environment, and the community that co-founders Kyle Kazan and Graham Farrar instilled at the outset. Through its portfolio of brands, which includes Glass House Farms, Forbidden Flowers, and Mama Sue Wellness, Glass House is committed to realizing its vision of excellence: outstanding cannabis products, produced sustainably, for the benefit of all. For more information and company updates, visit www.glasshousegroup.com.
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