SANTA BARBARA, Calif. —
Bloomios, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCQB: BLMS), a leading white-label and private-label manufacturer and wholesaler of hemp-derived nutraceutical, cosmetics and pet products, has appointed Upexi’s former production division operations head, Joe Reid, as chief manufacturing officer of Bloomios’ wholly owned subsidiary, Bloomios Private Label.
Reid brings to Bloomios more than a decade of manufacturing experience and deep knowledge of the cannabinoid supplements sector.
His appointment follows Bloomios’ acquisition of Upexi’s wholly owned subsidiary announced in October of last year, with the facility relocation and integration currently underway.
Under his leadership, Upexi became a leading white and private label manufacturer for the CBD industry’s largest brands. Reid led the development, opening and operations of Upexi’s 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Nevada, which increased the company’s production output by 300%.
Earlier, Reid co-founded and served as chief operating officer of Upexi’s predecessor manufacturing division, where he drove revenue growth to over $4 million before it was acquired by Upexi in 2020. He oversaw all business operations and production for the company’s diverse line of products, including edibles, topicals and pet care.
He began his career as a production worker at Edipure Washington, a Colorado-based cannabis edibles company and within a year he became the company’s director of operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Colorado State University.
“I’m excited to join Bloomios to lead this transition, where we are making strong progress towards completing the relocation of equipment, systems and operations to Bloomios’ cGMP facility in Daytona,” stated Reid. “We expect the state-of-the-art equipment and improved economies of scale will enable Bloomios to significantly increase both volume and range of product formats. We believe this will help us address demand that we were previously unable to meet due to constrained capacity.”
As reported in Bloomios’ announcement of the acquisition, the added operations are expected to more than double Bloomios’ current production capacity across key production lines while reducing redundant costs across both the acquired and existing operations.
Bloomios CEO, Michael Hill, commented: “Under Joe’s experienced leadership we see our expanding manufacturing operations, existing customer base and expanded professional sales team driving strong growth and market expansion ahead.”
Bloomios, Inc. manufactures, markets and distributes U.S. hemp-derived supplements and nutraceutical products through wholesale distribution channels and its wholly owned subsidiary, Bloomios Private Label. The company provides custom formulation, brand development, manufacturing and order fulfillment to a wide variety of customers, including small and major brands, chain stores, vape shops and distributors. It offers private-label and white-label customers a wide selection of more than 80 customizable hemp products across seven categories. Bloomios is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, with manufacturing and distribution in Daytona Beach, Florida, and regional sales offices in Nevada, Colorado and Florida. To learn more, visit bloomios.com.
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