William Sharpe

William Sharpe

Birds Creek, ON, Canada
CEO & Director, AeroPonLeaf Canada
Speaker Year | Toronto 2020

William R. Sharpe was appointed, Director and CEO of AeroPonLeaf Canada in January 2018.  William is an expert in the beverage industry, holding many senior positions including, packaging, sales, marketing and operations during his career with Canada Dry, culminating as General Manager operating bottling plants in the major markets of Ontario and Western Canada. After 23 years in the soft drink market, William turned his sites to the brewing industry. In 1992 he purchased the Hamilton Ontario brewing facility that was formerly owned by Heineken and renamed it Lakeport Brewing Corporation.  Lakeport is known for its famous ‘Buck-a-Beer’ campaign.

Most recently, William has been active in the cannabis industry specifically with the development of AeroPonLeaf in Bancroft, a new licenced cultivation facility with plans to include a retail store, guest lodge, cottages, cannabis wellness spa and more. Construction on the building has begun and William is anticipating receiving their license from Health Canada in early 2020.

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