Mr. Zettl co-founded the Company in 1988. In 1991, Brent became President and CEO of the Company and, in 1992, led the development of the Company’s first biosecure underground growth chamber in Flin Flon, Manitoba. In February 2003, he founded SubTerra (and the Company’s second biosecure underground growth chamber) at White Pine, Michigan and, in 2004, acquired the 35 square mile mine site for biopharmaceutical production. Under his leadership, both PPS and CanniMed became the first two Licensed Producers under the MMPR in 2013. In 2016, CMED was awarded one of the first licenses for the production and sale of medical cannabis oils. Brent contributes to the community through his involvement as director of the Canadian Environmental Technology Advancement Corporation – West, Chair of Harvest Community Inc., a non-profit assisting people with intellectual disabilities, and past Chair of Ag-West Bio Inc., an organization supporting growth in the agricultural biotechnology industry. In 2014,
Brent was awarded the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Prairies Business-to-Consumer category. In December 2013, he was a Special Advisor to Michigan Legislature in respect of Senate Bill 660, which created a new “pharmaceutical grade” cannabis program to operate in conjunction with the State’s existing medical cannabis program. Brent received a Bachelor of Science & Agriculture degree with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan.