Cresco Labs promotes Greg Butler to President
Cresco Labs Inc. (CSE:CL) (OTCQX:CRLBF) (FSE: 6CQ) (“Cresco” or “Company”), the industry leader in branded cannabis products and the operator of Sunnyside* dispensaries, is pleased to announce the promotion of Greg Butler to the position of President.
“This is a well-deserved promotion for Greg which recognizes his contributions to the development of Cresco Labs thus far and ensuring our preparedness for the cannabis industry of the future. Greg has been a great partner, has made a tremendous impact on all aspects of our organization over the years and I look forward to working with him in this capacity as we charge forward,” said Charlie Bachtell, CEO of Cresco Labs. “As the industry continues to evolve, we’re confident we have the right people, strategies, brands, and infrastructure in place for long-term industry leadership.”
In this role, Butler will oversee all aspects of Cresco Labs’ operations, including production, retail operations, marketing and sales, corporate planning, and investor relations. Butler joined Cresco Labs in 2020 as Chief Commercial Officer and has advised the company since 2018. He has been instrumental in innovating and professionalizing all aspects of Cresco Labs’ business including strategic planning, wholesale operations, and retail expansion. Prior to Cresco Labs, Butler had over two decades of experience leading large iconic and insurgent brands for both large Fortune 500 and smaller privately owned businesses.
“I’m honored and incredibly excited to work alongside Charlie and the Cresco Labs team to evolve and accelerate our growth story,” said Greg Butler. “We are watching the evolution of one of the most dynamic consumer industries at the heart of a major cultural shift that will continue for years to come. It is an exciting time to help build a new industry, an enduring business, and the best team in the cannabis and I could not be more confident in the future.”
About Cresco Labs Inc.
Cresco Labs’ mission is to normalize and professionalize the cannabis industry through a CPG approach to building national brands and a customer-focused retail experience, while acting as a steward for the industry on legislative and regulatory-focused initiatives. As a leader in cultivation, production and branded product distribution, the Company is leveraging its scale and agility to grow its portfolio of brands that include Cresco, High Supply, FloraCal, Good News, Wonder Wellness Co., Mindy’s and Remedi, on a national level. The Company also operates highly productive dispensaries nationally under the Sunnyside brand that focus on building patient and consumer trust and delivering ongoing education and convenience in a wonderfully traditional retail experience. Through year-round policy, community outreach and SEED initiative efforts, Cresco Labs embraces the responsibility to support communities through authentic engagement, economic opportunity, investment, workforce development and legislative initiatives designed to create the most responsible, respectable and robust cannabis industry possible. Learn more about Cresco Labs’ journey by visiting www.crescolabs.com or following the Company on Facebook, X or LinkedIn.
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