HempTech is a technology company specialized to address the needs of cultivators of industrial hemp and legal medical marijuana. The company provides technology to allow growers to securely collect, analyze and control all aspects of the grow cycle.
HempTech provides a broad range of infrastructure products and services primarily to cannabis growers in states which have passed legislation authorizing this activity. Its products and services can be used in virtually all types of indoor agricultural grow industries. The company delivers either by direct sales to growers or by construction and lease to growers. HempTech is not directly involved in any aspect of cannabis production or distribution. The company has completed its development stage and is now a start-up company.
HempTech Corp. was initially established March 1, 2014 in Florida and began its development stage. This involved product research, development, and testing, as well as establishing vendor relations and developing software to integrate the various mechanical components commonly used in grow houses. Now, having completed a scalable suite of products, specifically designed for the cannabis industry but equally applicable to other agricultural pursuits, the company has entered the start-up stage and is launching its business.
During its development stage, its sister companies invested in and worked on the development and packaging of its various technologies, established trademarks and trade names, hired experienced key personnel, established their sales and marketing strategies, and attended to all other aspects associated with its development stage in preparation launching its business as a start-up.
Products / Services
Agricultural automation and control systems.
HempTech Corp’s scalable suite of products and services includes the following:
1) Mithra – computer controlled LED lighting system.
2) SmartNergy – advanced energy management and control system specifically designed for indoor agriculture industry to precisely manage the use of electrical energy.
3) SmartSense – advanced sensor network to manage a variety of sensors for indoor and outdoor grow facilities.
4) SPIder – in an intrusion detection system to primarily address the security needs of a grow facility be it indoors or outdoors.
5) GROWComm Solutions – an engineering and professional services group specifically developed to address the needs of agricultural and cannabis grow industry.
6) CaNNaLyTiX – a real time and historical analytics platform that provides total automation as well as historic profiles.
Chief Executive Officer
John is a seasoned telecommunication expert with over 24 years of experience in building and operating local and wide area networks. He is well rounded in all the functional areas of the telecom industry from planning, engineering and operations to sales and customer support. John began his career working for Florida Power Corporation soon after receiving his MSEE from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. When Progress Telecom was spun off from Florida Power, he was one of the first employees to move with the new company and run the planning group for the subsidiary. He has managed several significant projects while at Florida Power Corporation and was a key contributor to building the fiber optic network from Tallahassee to Tampa, facilitating the launch of Progress Telecom. Over the eight years at Progress Telecom, John was the chief architect for building the broadband network that extended from Miami to New York, covering multiple cities along the route.
Vice President Engineering
Terry Gardner – VP of Professional Services Terry Gardner brings over 30 years of utility engineering experience to Infrax Systems through his career spanning two leading utilities in the Southeast United States. He has extensive knowledge of broadband telecommunications networks, IP and Ethernet networking, NERC SIP requirements for substation and Critical Infrastructure communications, and Smart Grid Networks. Over his career, he has worked closely with industry associations, regulatory bodies and manufacturers to develop Fiber Optic communications and construction standards, relay and EMS communications over Optical based networks and has introduced many new technologies to the industry. Lately he has been instrumental in the introduction of Carrier Ethernet technologies with Ethernet Ring Protection into the utility telecommunications industry.
Senior Technology Officer
Kevin has a degree in Physics from the University of Alabama. He has 7 years of engineering experience and He has worked with the leading building automation technologies and brings that experience to the company. Kevin started his career working for Pro-Tech Monitoring doing testing for GPS tracking technology used for the DOC. He moved on, to own his own engineering consulting firm called Fidelity Engineering Corp. Kevin has worked in numerous engineering disciplines from software to chemical engineering. He has experience with an array of sensor technologies and has designed and built sensors and control systems. Kevin is the perfect person to help bring trusted building automations techniques and technologies to the grow industry. Using his unique skillsets Kevin can do systems integration to help HempTech Corp integrate their smart grow systems into existing grow environments.
Investors / Lenders
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