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Our mission is to optimize horticulture growth by providing the most efficient and intuitive horticultural lighting solution in the world

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Our Team

In 2015, an expert in the agricultural growth industry met up with one of the biggest pioneers in advanced LED technologies - the result is new advanced technology in a water-cooled lighting system that will propel the controlled environment agricultural industry.

  • Ihor Lys PhD

    Dr. Lys is a renowned pioneer in LED lighting technologies. In 1997, he co-founded Color Kinetics (sold to Royal Philips in 2007 for $800m). He has published more than 200 patents and his groundbreaking work in advancing LED technology has shaped and propelled the LED lighting industry over the last two decades. In 2001, The Smithsonian Institution honored his work by adding Color Kinetics’ intelligent digital lighting technology to the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History. He thrives most when he is in his Lab perfecting a digital design that uniquely solves a problem. Dr. Lys received his Ph.D from Carnegie Mellon University.

    Ihor Lys, PhD

    Co-Founder/CTO

  • Nick has over 20 years of experience in the agricultural industry with a proven track record of designing and building world-class systems and grow chambers.
    He is most comfortable when he can roll up his sleeves and overcome design and operational efficiency challenges for his clients.

    Nick Maderas

    Co-Founder

  • Our team designs leading-edge, liquid-cooled LED lighting systems using the latest in science & technology for rapid and healthy growth of indoor agriculture.
  • Jordan Miles

    Jordan is a veteran in the high tech supply chain automation industry and has spent 23 years in key leadership roles within the OEM, Distribution and Integration Channel Ecosystems.
    Prior to joining Agnetix, he served 9 years as Sr. Director Enterprise Sales for a $4B business unit of Honeywell International.

    Jordan Miles

    CEO

  • Elisa is a seasoned Operations professional with over 30 years corporate experience. Her expertise is in Accounting, Finance, and Business Operations specializing in Strategy, Metrics & Analysis, Budgeting & Expense Management, Forecasting, and Risk Assessment. She holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Master in Public Administration (MPA), Certification in Project Management (CPM), and Certification in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).

    Elisa Danielson

    CFO

  • Cristina

    Cristina is a seasoned marketer with over 22 years of experience in building global brands and developing award-winning product platforms. She thrives most when building marketing strategies for fast-growing start-ups that are driving world-class industry improvements. Ms. Rodrigues earned a BS from Providence College and an MBA from Babson College.

    Cristina Rodrigues

    VP Marketing

  • Troy is a cultivation expert with over 10 years of industry knowledge including hands-on experience as a Master Grower for Memorable Trees, a boutique cultivation facility in Los Angeles. Troy has 25 years’ experience in program/account management, client services, and multichannel optimization that spans across multiple industries including the Public Sector, Energy and Utilities, Distribution, Telecommunications, and Media/Entertainment. Troy is also a Board Member and former Executive Director of the Los Angles League of Arts, a charitable organization focused on fostering community by helping facilitate the creative process through public art, education, and events.

    Troy Robson

    VP Sales

  • Paul Wanis

    With over 20 years of electrical, firmware and software engineering experience and a background in developing acoustic instruments used for scientific measurements and military navigation, Paul brings a unique perspective on data collection that will drive innovation for horticulture. He has a proven track record in leading systems engineering teams and in deploying customer-centric, cutting-edge technologies to market. Paul will work closely with global cultivators to develop new insightful solutions for robust and efficient horticultural plant growth.

    Paul Wanis

    VP Engineering

  • Sanaz Jarolmasjed PhD

    Dr. Sanaz Jarolmasjed has over five years of experience applying image processing and data analysis to solve challenging problems in agriculture. She is an established contributor to phenomics research with nine peer-reviewed publications accumulating ~300 citations and frequent presentations at national conferences.

    Sanaz Jarolmasjed, PhD

    Director of Biological and Vision Systems

  • Eric is a cannabis entrepreneur at heart. He has designed, developed, entitled, and operated four successful commercial indoor cannabis facilities. He draws upon 24 years of cannabis cultivation experience, including 15 years as a lead/principal in the commercial indoor cannabis setting. Eric also founded ButterBrand in 2014 becoming one of the first companies to package and brand flower in jars in California. Prior to founding ButterBrand, he enjoyed entrepreneurial success in the Real Estate & Construction sectors. Eric attended Purdue University majoring in Building Construction Technology.

    Eric Battuello

    Region Manager - US West

  • Mr. Bernhardt has over 25 years of development experience in mobile computing, consumer, telecommunications, and wireless systems. Keith has held senior management positions at multinational corporations as well as startup companies. He holds a BSEE from The Ohio State University and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

    Keith Bernhardt

    Product Manager

  • Phillip has been a professional Cultivator of cannabis since 1994 and has constructed over 50 growing operations large and small. He is highly experienced in Deep Water Culture, Hydroponic all types, Aeroponics, and Aquaponics. Phillip's cultivation success has garnered him numerous awards and he's been featured in industry publications (Nug magazine & High times).

    Phillip Leeder

    Cultivation Manager

  • Derek earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Redlands and a Master's degree in Computer Software Engineering from the University of Southern California. He supports the entire team with both in-field and behind the computer knowledge of the Agnetix system.

    Derek Zimmermann

    Systems Support Manager

  • Bella Tesoro

    Bella is a San Diego State University graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and over six years of experience in the cannabis industry. She aims to use her knowledge in both business and growing experience to help make Agnetix thrive.

    Bella Tesoro

    Inside Sales Representative

  • Jason Grimmett started his horticulture career 19 years ago as a grower for Green Circle Growers, a large wholesale grower in Ohio. He went on to work as a technical sales rep for Michigan Peat Company, Plant Marvel Laboratories, and Buckeye Resources, where he was able to excel by utilizing his experience as a grower. He dove back into the production side of the industry as the head grower of a hydroponic vegetable facility, and Product and Inventory Manager at Willoway Nurseries, followed by a 4-year role as Key Account Manager at Philips Horticulture.

    Jason Grimmett

    Region Manager - US East & Canada

  • Javier is both a proven Accountant and Restauranteur. With over 5 years of progressive accounting experience, Javier has worked and improved the books of small and medium-sized businesses. Altogether, managing and mentoring his team in the Food & Beverage Industry. In his free time, Javier enjoys hanging out with his coworkers, friends, and family.

    Javier Ramirez

    Senior Accountant

Agnetix is a dynamic team of makers and doers. We are always interested in fresh new talent to join our team.

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