Management

Management & Directors

Steve Giblin

President & CEO

Mr. Giblin is an accomplished leader in the Global hospitality, technology, and real estate industries with a demonstrated track record of value creation. Mr. Giblin has strong C suite relationships with Marriott, Hilton, and Radisson brands and he managed Silverbirch and Delta hotel real estate portfolios for the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation. As CEO of Silverbirch, he grew revenues from $280m up to $500m and increased the portfolio value over 50%. He has worked closely with other companies including established brands like that of Bental Kennedy, Great West Life and general contractors, Ellis Don, PCL and Bird.


Peter Vitulli

Director

Mr. Vitulli served as President and CEO of Sciona, Inc., a pioneering personal genetics company offering customized health and wellness solutions and as President and CEO for Amerifit Nutrition, Inc., a nutritional supplement company focused on women's health. Early in his career Peter was President & General Manager of the $1 billion North American Gatorade business. He holds an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business and a BA from Holy Cross College.


Arnie Johansson

Chairman

Arnie Johansson is the President of a family-based business since the early 1990’s. He has over 30 years of experience in the Canadian Capital Markets focusing on building assets and senior management teams while executing a defined business plan. Mr. Johansson’s investments have covered; Health Sciences, Pulp & Paper, Energy, Mining Exploration, Film & Entertainment, Agriculture and Technology sectors in a wide variety of locations around the world. Within the Family Business model of financing and developing management teams, Mr. Johansson sits on several advisory boards in the public and private sectors and will bring a wealth of expertise to the TransCanna Board.


Ian Klassen

Director

Mr. Klassen brings almost thirty years of business management, public relations and government affairs experience to the Company. He has extensive experience in the administration of public companies, finance, government policy, media relationship strategies, business/government project management and legislative decision-making. He previously served as Chief of Staff to the Canadian Speaker of the House of Commons.


Alan Applonie

General Manager

Mr. Applonie is highly skilled in operations, corporate finance, and building world class sustainable teams. He has 26 years of experience in consumer-packaged goods, an MBA from Vanderbilt University and is the former COO of a US $1B agricultural-based business.


Bob Blink

Lyfted Farms

Mr. Blink is an industry pioneer, an advocate of Prop 215, legalizing medicinal cannabis in California in 1996 and began operating as a Cultivator/Distributor since 1997. He converted a medicinal cannabis nonprofit to the recreational cannabis market in 2016, forming Lyfted Farms, Inc.

Mr. Blink is also a leader in genetic development, trends and local/state government policy with deep rooted industry relationships spanning the supply chain from seed to sale.


Shawn Shevlin

SolDaze Snacks

Mr. Shevlin is a proven international executive with 25 years of experience in sales, operations and finance within Earthbound Farm, Dole and Organicgirl. He is also the co-founder of SolDaze Snacks and Handshake Farms with experience in international supply chain management and sales, with a BS in business finance.


Michele Pillon

CFO

Ms. Pillon has 25 years of experience in the junior mining exploration sector, providing accounting and regulatory assistance to public companies. Since May 1988, she has worked as an accountant to public companies in the resource sector.