Our affiliates have undergone full training in our CO2 extraction systems. They’ve taken a deep dive into the technical requirements and specifications of each system, and understand what’s involved in operating one. Please contact us if you’re interested in our Apeks Affiliate full day training at our Johnstown, OH facility. Please note: the affiliation with Apeks does not mean endorsement!

Dr. Steven Bennett

Chief Scientific Officer, Maricann Inc; Founder/CSO, Prescott Logic Technologies

Steven Bennett, Ph.D., is a molecular biologist with a background in neurodegenerative disease, opiate receptors, and melanoma.  Dr. Bennett holds 2 patents in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and drug delivery.  He is currently the Chief Scientific Officer of Maricann, a Canadian licensed cannabis producer and founder of Prescott Logic Technologies; a medical cannabis research, product development, and consulting company located in Langton, Ontario.

Adam Pierce

Private Consulting, CO2 Botanical Oil Extraction, Medically Infused Products

Adam Pierce is a private contractor and consultant specializing in CO2 botanical oil extraction systems with over 6 years experience in the industry. His services range from basic start-up and operation, to full system overhaul and pump rebuilds. He has set up medically infused labs across the country and is familiar with varying techniques that create the wide range of concentrate products out on the market today.

Dr. James E. Parco

Co-founder, Mesa Organics & Purplebee’s; Professor, Colorado College

Jim Parco, Ph.D., is a professor of economics and business at Colorado College ( He is also the founder and co-owner of Mesa Organics (, a licensed retail cannabis operation (cultivation, manufacturing and store) in Pueblo, CO manufacturing CO2 extracts as Purplebee’s ( He is also a co-founder of The National Marijuana Museum (forthcoming) and a founding board member of the National Association of Cannabis Businesses ( As a retired military officer, he previously taught at the US Air Force Academy, served on the National Security Council at the White House and later, with the American Embassy in Tel Aviv.

Brian Staffa

Chief Operator, BSC Group

Brian Staffa is the Chief Operator of BSC Group (, and has consulted with cannabis operations in 24 US states, Canada, and abroad. After extensively studying over 100 different operations and detecting patterns of various types of inefficiencies, Brian focuses on improving, expanding, and automating both new and existing cultivation and processing operations. Brian is an invaluable resource for facility design, system automation, and application preparation for both medical and adult-use licensing.

Mark Webb

International Affiliate

Mark Webb holds a BSc Degree in Biochemistry and Plant Physiology and Biology from Macquarie University with additional studies in aromatic & botanical medicine.

With over 25 years’ experience, he consults to the aromatherapy, essential oil and CO2 industries, providing expertise in crop development, extraction and sourcing. He is also a formulations chemist who specialises in development of unique and innovative new products across the cosmetic, personal care, food/ beverage and pharmaceutical/nutraceutical markets. Mark is a member of the Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (ASCC).

Mark is the author of the reference book, Bush Sense: Australian Essential Oils and Aromatic Compounds (

Mark is Apeks Supercritical’s international expert on CO2 extraction, on many different types of botanicals. He provides training and continuing education to those working within various branches of complementary medicine, including doctors, nurses, clinical aromatherapists, medical herbalists and naturopaths. He has written numerous journal and trade articles upon essential oils and lectured at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada. He also runs training classes in Aromatic Medicine, GMP product development and formulating, CO2 extracts and Aromatic Cuisine.

With over a decade of teaching experience, Mark combines his formidable knowledge with a direct, warm and humorous uniquely Aussie teaching style. His ability to simplify these complex subject area has helped hundreds of professionals develop a deeper understanding of, and more versatile approach to, aromatic (terpene) chemistry, pharmacology & therapeutic formulating  of aromatic and herbal extracts.

Rain Coleman


Arsenal Oils and Extracts is a fully licensed producer of marijuana concentrates in Aurora, Colorado. Using our industry experience as an extremely small startup, but growing to handle exclusive clients and large-scale projects, we have the experience to help design, build and, manage any project, anywhere. With a strong focus on safety, compliance, and efficiency, Rain Coleman and his team strive to give their clients honest and realistic expectations, no matter what stage of development they are in.

Air Force veteran and former High School teacher Rain Coleman has a degree in English Education. Using this background, Rain works hard to provide solid training in production and final product development to all his clients. Arsenal Oils and Extracts have the ability to work with a wide scale of clients, from pro to novice, and, with a boots-on-the-ground approach, we strive to always be dependable and versatile, in order to meet your challenges.