Affinor in new phase of vertical farming growth
Sept. 15, 2015, Montreal — Nick Brusatore has a new role with Affinor Growers, a diversified agriculture and biotechnology company with proprietary vertical farming systems.
While he has resigned as executive chairman, Brusatore will continue to be a board member and will now dedicate his time as Affinor’s vice-president of technology.
The company is in discussions and evaluating key candidates for the chairman’s position.
“Nick was instrumental for the growth of the company and at the present time I believe his new position as VP of technology will be more helpful to achieve our business model,” said Sebastien Plouffe, Affinor’s president and CEO.
“As the largest shareholder, we have no doubt that Nick will continue to do his best to bring the company to the success.”
Brusatore sees the move as a huge step forward for the company.
“I am a mechanical designer and a grower of plants using sciences and have now completed our designs to help the world with automated food production vertical farming systems. I look forward to launching it to the world.”
The corporation also announces the nomination of Brian Whitlock as a new board member.
Whitlock was already a shareholder of Affinor and he invested a significant amount in the recent private placement. He ran his own residential and commercial construction and development company for 18 years. Since 1999 he has been a transportation coordinator in the Vancouver film and television industry. He also owns and manages his own fleet of film production vehicles.
Affinor has also announced that Palisade Capital Corp. has been retained as the independent consultant to provide investor relations and marketing services, setting up marketing teleconferences and road shows for the European, Canadian and U.S. investment community, and assisting in the distribution of news releases.
“We are very excited to work alongside the entire team at Affinor Growers to make 2015 and 2016 a major success,” said Palisade COO Sean Zubick. “Vertical Farming has the potential to represent a major component of future food supply and Affinor has developed the technology to bring it to fruition.”