PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Oct 25, 2016) - American Green, Inc. (OTC PINK: ERBB) announced today it has reached an agreement with Pat Carrigan to be its new COO. After over two months of consideration, Mr. Carrigan was selected from a field of respectable competition but none quite as complete as the talent he brings to the table. He utilized a degree in economics from the University of New Mexico to serve him well at the Valley National Bank Agribusiness division as an Agricultural Loan Officer. With over thirty years in management that include stretches as CFO and president/CEO, he began as a Building Superintendent in Albuquerque in the mid-80s where he built over 150 homes -- five and ten at a time -- and progressed to managing and co-owning some of the area's largest cattle operations.
"I considered the field of applicants. Someone with Pat's background and skills is a valuable find. Though he's not from the canna-industry, he is familiar with our company and products, has a history in agriculture and development, and no fear of technology -- a near-perfect combination of talent and experience that I believe will work best for the company," says David Gwyther, American Green's acting president and chairman. "He understands logistics, the elements that make up successful business ventures, and is a no-nonsense kind of guy when it comes down to business. It's not just what ERBB needed, it's what I believe any successful company in our sector needs. He is certainly quite affable with a quick wit and good nature, but he has plenty of grit and knows how to use it when necessary," Gwyther concludes.
According to Pat Carrigan, "I've worked hard and been fortunate to have several great wins under my belt. When the chance to work with American Green hit my radar I saw an opportunity to engage with people I like in a dynamic, young industry. I have been following American Green and have been a shareholder since 2009. Taking on the role of chief operating officer created a challenge that I'm ready to accept. Being successful here will create a tremendous upside for the shareholders and for me, personally."
"My skills, experience, and contacts," continues Carrigan, "should blend into the work David [Gwyther] and his team have been doing to re-establish American Green as a top brand in the sector, I believe the American Green chairman and board have created a foundation by keeping focused and sticking to the company's roots. I think it's a great model -- one I've enjoyed with a certain amount of success. I learned at an early age to never put more cattle on the range than you can round up, but not to be afraid to build a bigger ranch when the time is right," concludes Carrigan.
Carrigan didn't waste any time as he went directly to work on project analysis, machine logistics, and identifying the opportunities that could offer the most benefit to the company and its shareholders. His effect will be apparent immediately with the former ZaZZZ machines being loaded up and heading to American Green's North Carolina after-market manufacturing facility.
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About American Green, Corp.
American Green, Corp., became one of the first publicly traded technology companies in the medical cannabis industry in the world, beginning in 2009, with the introduction of the ZaZZZ machine for automated, age-verifying dispensing of cannabis-based medicines. Now, with over 50,000 individual shareholders, American Green's mission is to be the cannabis & industrial hemp industry, seed-to sale innovator, leveraging our team of professionals, as well as value-added companies and products - spanning cultivation, manufacturing and extraction, retail, and community outreach. We strive to develop sustainable businesses, while increasing shareholder value, and awareness beyond our industries.