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News Brief: Jan. 16: Mary’s Tech Expands, Stitch Fix Gets New Board Member And Network Of Powerful Women Launches


Mary’s Tech CA’s New Facility

Mary’s Tech CA, Inc. (Mary’s) announced the opening of a new 1,500 sq. ft. manufacturing and distribution facility located in Grover Beach, Calif. In an agreement with MM Technology Holdings, LLC (MM Tech), the site will serve as the manufacturing and distribution hub for MM Tech’s award-winning Mary’s Medicinals product suite including transdermal patches, patented transdermal gel pens, tinctures, distillate vapes, and more.

“We are pleased to officially be operating under our own BCC manufacturing and distribution license and to be in full control of the operations pipeline,” said Lynn Honderd, CEO of Mary’s Tech CA, Inc. “Partnering with EVIO Labs, a premier provider of analytical testing and research, as well as utilizing a robust distribution team, will result in improved efficiencies across the board. Ensuring that patients and consumers in California have consistent access to clean, reliable and accurately dosed products is the utmost importance to us.”

Overseen by Skylar Swinney, director of operations for Mary’s Tech CA, Inc., the facility is centrally located in Grover Beach, allowing 48-72-hour delivery turnaround to licensed dispensaries across the state.


First Woman

Tianna Flores, Vice President of Design Build for Hellas Construction, passed her Certified Tennis Court Builders Exam in early December at the American Sports Builders’ Association (ASBA) Technical Meeting, making her the first woman in the industry holding all three certifications for Synthetic-Field, Track and Tennis Court Building.

Flores started at an entry level position with Hellas Construction in 2010 and has since worked her way up in the organization while continuing to educate herself and take on more responsibilities. Tianna received her BS in Industrial and Construction Technology from Texas State University in San Marcos, while working full time at Hellas. “Our people are our most important assets at Hellas, and Flores exemplifies what makes our company great: the drive and dedication to always improve,” said Reed J. Seaton, President and CEO of Hellas Construction.


Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix Inc., the leading online personal styling service, announced that Liz Williams has joined Stitch Fix’s Board of Directors, effective Jan. 10.

Williams is the president of Taco Bell International, part of Yum! Brands Inc. She is responsible for the brand strategy and performance of the Taco Bell International business, which spans nearly 30 countries. Prior to this international role, Williams served as chief financial officer for Taco Bell. Under her financial leadership, the brand delivered six years of industry-leading sales, profit and brand growth.

“I’m excited to welcome Liz to our Board of Directors,” said Katrina Lake, founder and CEO of Stitch Fix. “She brings a combination of outstanding operational experience and an ability to scale a business globally, while still retaining a consistent brand offering that customers know and love. We are just at the beginning of our international journey as a company and Liz’s insight and expertise will be invaluable.”


The Vinum Project

The Vinum Project, a collection of imagery that is unparalleled in its humorous and vibrant take on the fusion of wine and contemporary art, launched for wine and art lovers who are looking to reflect their passion in home décor.

“Wine is a unifier. It’s something that your Aunt in Texas shares in common with your BFF in LA and your odd colleague at work. It’s a common denominator for bringing people together in a world that can feel very divided these days. Yet when we think about wine, most of the images that are top of mind are largely outdated, white table clothes, etc. —  so out of touch with the real humans diving into experiences and cultures surrounding the amazing world of wine. Our offering combines sophisticated elements of wine and the wine industry with bold pops of color and different perspectives that embody a young and fresh outlook, said Vanessa Price, Founder of The Vinum Project.

Private Network of Powerful Women

Chief, a private network of exceptional women, launches to connect and support female leaders across industries, cross-pollinating power to drive exponential change. Created to help women climb into — and stay in — seats of power, Chief membership offers services for senior leaders to support their obstacles and leverage their influence to elevate the next generation of women. Cofounded by Carolyn Childers and Lindsay Kaplan, former executives from Amazon and Casper respectively, Chief is specifically designed to meet the unique challenges of being a woman in power today.

“As a woman reaches the top of her career, her decisions carry more weight and are more impactful within organizations, yet often her circle of trusted peers shrinks,” said Carolyn Childers, cofounder and CEO of Chief. “By linking women who collectively hold court across boardrooms, Chief members are able to keep their seats while ushering in the next generation of female leaders.”

“There has never been more visibility on women in leadership, but progress has stalled and the numbers have stagnated. Our goal is to get more women in the C-suite and keep them there — and accelerate positive change as quickly as possible,” said Lindsay Kaplan, co-founder and CXO of Chief.

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