BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Surna, Inc. (OTCQB: SRNA), a technology company that engineers state-of-the-art equipment for controlled environment agriculture ("CEA") with expertise in cannabis cultivation, announced today that three new members have been added to Surna's board of directors including Stephen and Brandy Keen, co-founders of Hydro Innovations, LLC, and Morgan Paxhia, Founding Partner and Managing Director for Poseidon Asset Management.
Stephen and Brandy Keen co-founded Hydro Innovations in 2007, and it quickly became a leading provider of cooling technology for controlled environment agriculture. In 2014, Surna acquired Hydro Innovations from the Keens, enabling Surna to develop its flagship climate control technology around intellectual property obtained as part of the acquisition.
Stephen now serves as Surna's Vice President of Research and Development, leading an engineering department which sets the industry standard for environmental technologies.
Brandy is Surna's Vice President of Sales, and the dramatic increase in revenues recently reported are a direct result of her leadership and team-building in the sales department.
Morgan Paxhia is a Managing Director of Poseidon Asset Management, one of the leading investment advisory firms in the cannabis sector. Poseidon invests in various facets of the cannabis industry around the world.
The three new board members will join Tae Darnell and Doug McKinnon, who will continue to serve as President and Treasurer, respectively.
"These additions are a further demonstration of Surna's commitment to serving its shareholders," said Tae Darnell, currently serving as Surna's interim Principal Executive Officer. "We have been very pleased with our growth over the last year, and we are extremely grateful to our dedicated supporters. We believe that Morgan, Stephen, and Brandy are going to be great assets to the board as we continue to optimize our team, increase revenues and expand operations."
Surna, Inc. (www.surna.com) develops innovative technologies and products that monitor, control and or address the energy and resource intensive nature of indoor cannabis cultivation. Currently, the Company's revenue stream is based on its main product offerings – supplying industrial technology and products to commercial indoor cannabis grow facilities.
Headquartered in Boulder, CO, Surna's diverse engineering team is tasked with creating novel energy and resource efficient solutions, including the Company's signature water-cooled climate control platform. The Company's engineers continuously seek to create technology that solve the highly specific demands of the cannabis industry for temperature, humidity, light and process control.
Surna's goal is to provide intelligent solutions to improve the quality, the control and the overall yield and efficiency of CEA. Though its clients do, the Company neither produces nor sells cannabis.
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