Green Point Research Names Chief Science Officer
Green Point Research (GPR), an international phytocannabinoid-rich biomass originator and processor, has named Matthew “Matt” Turner as chief science officer (CSO).
“Matthew joins us at a vital time as we focus on expanding sales of our premium quality seeds, clones, and genetics to meet the growing demand of farmers looking to enter the hemp industry,” said David Hasenauer, CEO of Green Point Research. “With his deep understanding of optimizing extraction and refining operations, we have created an unparalleled process, which will allow us to become the largest low-cost cultivator and processor of hemp biomass.”
As the chief science officer for Green Point Research, Turner is responsible for overseeing the technology, design, construction, and operation of Green Point’s extraction and refining operations. Turner brings a wealth of knowledge in extraction and refining operations, having previously constructed and managed extraction and refining plants as Cargill’s Global Manufacturing Operations Manager. His 25 years of experience also includes executive leadership through roles as VP of manufacturing and engineering with Golden Peanut, COO of Justin’s Nut Butter, and CEO of DeSmet Ballestra, one of the world’s technical leaders in the edible oil extraction and refining business.
An Army veteran, Turner served with the 101st Airborne, 5th Special Forces Group and instructed at United States Military Academy West Point. Turner holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Austin Peay State University and one in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He went on to earn a Master of Science in Management at Murray State University and another in Chemical Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.