Intensifies Market Penetration Efforts with Expanded Sales Organization
Boulder, Colorado (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Surna Inc. (OTCQB: SRNA), a leader in environmental control systems for the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) market, announced today that it engaged RSX Enterprises, Inc. to act as an external manufacturer’s representative offering Surna’s engineering services and environmental control systems to commercial growers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. RSX Enterprises, which was recently founded by cannabis industry veteran Randy Shipley, is a sales and marketing firm that sells and markets equipment for use in controlled environment agriculture on behalf of various manufacturers.
Mr. Shipley, who is also a member of Surna’s board of directors, has been active in design/build consulting and supply chain management for cultivation operations in 12 states, serving more than 500,000 square feet of indoor cultivation. As an extension of Surna’s in-house sales team, RSX Enterprises will increase the number of “feet on the ground,” which Surna believes will generate more sales opportunities at the all-important early design stage.
“We believe RSX Enterprises’ extensive background in the cannabis industry, and their experience, network, and sales skills, will provide an immediate impact on the sales and distribution of Surna technologies, and we are excited to be working with them,” said Tony McDonald, Surna’s Chairman and CEO.
Randy Shipley, President and Founder of RSX Enterprises adds, “We are pleased to have been appointed to represent Surna’s growing product line of environmental control systems and look forward to working closely with their engineering team to bring innovative and cost-effective technology solutions to indoor cultivators of all types.”
About Surna Inc.
Surna Inc. (www.surna.com) designs, engineers and sells cultivation technologies for controlled environment agriculture including: (i) liquid-based process cooling systems and other climate control systems, (ii) air handling equipment and systems, (iii) a full-service engineering package for designing and engineering commercial scale thermodynamic systems, and (iv) automation and control devices, systems and technologies used for environmental, lighting and climate control. Our customers include commercial growers in the U.S. and Canada as well as other international locations, including those growers building new facilities and those expanding or retrofitting existing facilities. Currently, our revenue stream is derived primarily from supplying our products, services, and technologies to commercial indoor and hybrid sealed greenhouse facilities ranging from several thousand to more than 100,000 square feet.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, we leverage our experience in this space to bring value-added climate control solutions to our customers that help improve their overall crop quality and yield, optimize energy and water efficiency, and satisfy the evolving state and local codes, permitting and regulatory requirements.
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