Antonio Frazier is the Director of Operations at CannaSafe, the first ISO licensed cannabis lab in the world and the leading marketshare holder in California.
Het met CannaSafe President, Aaron Riley, while playing football together at Furman University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree; he also holds a B.S. in Materials Engineering from Clemson.
Frazier began his career as a Nuclear Quality Engineer for the Tennessee Valley Authority, certifying and verifying final construction of nuclear components. He then moved to aerospace engineering, performing quality assurance for the foundry, testing lab, heat treat, and special finishing departments for SKF USA (Baltimore).
Antonio enjoys using his industrial, public safety focused skillset to forge the standards of a burgeoning industry; cannabis is just a huge bonus. He’s an English Premiere League fanatic (Chelsea), married with two sons, and resides in Los Angeles, California.
GMR Executive Spotlight Q&A –
Full birth name: Antonio Frazier
Title: Director of Operations
Years at current company: 2 years
Education profile: BS degree from Furman University – BS in materials engineering from Clemson
Played football at Furman with Aaron, but Furman doesn’t have engineering program, so I drove between both school for 2 years and ended up with 2 degrees.
Most successful professional accomplishment before cannabis: Reducing foundry scrap by over 25%, and therefore saved SKF USA over $100k per month on material waste. This lead me to win the 2015 SKF Excellence award, a global recognition within the company. This was done by implementing new SOPs and six sigma practices. This lead to much better on time delivery of final parts and helped increase moral throughout the company.
Company Mission: To set the standard in cannabis science and ensure patients have safe access to medicine
Company’s most successful achievement: Becoming first ISO 17025 certified cannabis lab in the world. Now currently market share leader for California compliance testing.
Has the company raised any capital (yes or no): Yes
If so, how much?: Not publicly
Any plans on raising capital in the future? My team has not yet decided on this. TBD.
Most important company 5 year goal: To have multiple locations across the country, and to help establish the Federal industrial hemp (CBD) testing requirements.
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