Passionately dedicated to precision and quality, Vantage Hemp consistently delivers high-quality, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) compliant CBD extracts at an unparalleled scale for the industry.
Thanks to our world-class facility and a team of experts with pharmaceutical experience, Vantage Hemp has CBD extraction down to a science. Using our innovative approach and meticulous process we’re able to produce premium quality, consistent and trusted hemp extracts for use in exceptional CBD products for the marketplace.
Vantage Hemp continually strives to become the leading supplier of hemp extracts with a 100% dedication to premium quality, science-driven consistency, sustainability, and transparency — all while building positive, trustworthy relationships with our clients and community.
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Chinnapen recently joined Vantage as Chief Scientific Officer and is responsible for direction on oversight of the Company’s extraction operations, research and development. Dr. Chinnapen has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and was a principal investigator at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital focused on research into large molecule therapeutic delivery. Dr. Chinnapen also brings extensive experience from various cutting-edge biotech companies focused on biologic drug development. He has publications in peer-reviewed journals and brings a critical eye to the science of CBD supporting the company’s deep-science approach at every step of the process from seed-to-extract.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Utkhede has 22 years of experience in formulation and process development with a proven track record for solving difficult to formulate and manufacture products within aggressive timelines. He has extensive experience developing robust and commercially scalable manufacturing processes.
He has worked extensively in the pharmaceutical industry developing various dosage forms — topicals (dermal and ocular), orals (capsules and liquid), parenterals (aseptic and terminally sterilized) — and drug/device combination products with extensive experience in the area of lyophilization, liposome and emulsion technology. Utkhede is also well versed in GMP/FDA regulation.
Director of Sales
With over 25 years experience in sales, business development, marketing, and operations management from in a variety of different industries, Christian Santi is no stranger to leading global supply chain organizations.
With past titles ranging from Chief Operating Officer, Director of Channel Sales & Product Development, Exec. Vice President, and most recently Director of Sales for companies such as Socati Corp, Ferrin-Tech, and Boulder Botanicals & Bioscience Laboratory, Christian’s background is second to none.
Additionally, Christian has incredible expertise in building and leading high-performance sales teams and providing client needs analysis with a consultative approach as well as an extensive background in sourcing from China and India.
Facility and Operations Manager
Kurt has over 12 years Facility Management experience involving activities around production, research and development, and controlled growth space.
Over the last 5 years, Kurt was involved with the design, implementation, and management of a pilot scale oil production lab consisting of crush, extraction, refining and deodorization of edible oils.
Kurt has a passion for safety in the workplace serving as Safety Coordinator in his last role, and has completed the OSHA 8-hour course and is a certified Construction Safety Specialist.
Additionally, Kurt has received GMP certification from the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University.
Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs
Based on his experience alone, it’s clear that Brad Greathouse is the perfect person to handle Vantage Hemp’s Quality Management System and Regulatory Compliance.
With over 30 years of QARA leadership in FDA regulated industries and extensive experience in the implementation and maintenance of effective, GMP compliant Quality Management Systems, Brad is committed to driving a world-class quality culture at Vantage Hemp every day.
The most common extract, full spectrum Oil contains more than 100 different active cannabinoids, as well as a variety of different healthy compounds, such as terpenes, phytocannabinoids and flavonoids.
CBD Distillate is created by further processing the full spectrum oil through distillation. This process removes impurities while still leaving minor traces of beneficial terpenes and cannabinoids.
As the purest form of CBD, CBD Isolate is processed to remove any remaining impurities—thus also removing nearly all taste and smell from the extract.
The Vantage Hemp difference starts with our innovative processing and production methods of the materials themselves. Our world-class facilities combined with the incredible expertise and knowledge of our team allow us to create the highest quality products with precision and scale unlike any other.
Located in Greeley, Colorado, our scale facilities span over 60,000 sq. feet and are purposefully designed around pharmaceutical-production standards and processes. Second to none in terms of size, design and technology, the space and machines included in our two CBD extraction processes allow us to produce products with momentous scale and incredible precision.
The people of Vantage Hemp are pivotal to the company’s success and ability to consistently produce the level of quality that we pride itself on. In addition to many prestigious scientific credentials, our expert team specializes in medical, pharmaceutical and business operations and have used this knowledge to formulate an unique approach to CBD extraction based in science, innovation and technology.
Vantage Hemp is dedicated to providing complete precision with each of our hemp extracts. Our facility’s ability for high-volume extraction at a pharmaceutical level includes our in house lab and testing capabilities for quality assurance. This, combined with the team’s expertise, allows our company to deliver high-grade, reliable products that meet regulation requirements and have consistent outcomes, batch after batch.
At Vantage Hemp, our combined capacity of production scale surpasses the industry standard. Our machines have the ability to process 1000 lbs of biomass a day through CO2 extraction and upwards of 4000 lbs a day through hydrocarbon extractors. This allows us to produce both forms of extractions at a scale ten times larger compared to typical facilities.
Our commitment to producing the highest-grade, GMP-compliant CBD oil, distillate and isolate is seen in every aspect of Vantage Hemp’s process. By only using top-quality biomass, routinely testing and improving our methods while adhering to pharmaceutical standards at every step, we’re able to deliver pure, reliable, pharmaceutical grade, premium CBD products.
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