NEW YORK, May 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tumbleweed Holdings, Inc. (OTC:DCDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Dale to its Board of Advisors to assist in developing breakthrough solutions in cannabis technology and laboratory testing solutions.
Mr. Dale is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Advanced Forensics in Greenville, NC. Mr. Dale retired from the New York State Police after 30 years of service as a law enforcement officer where he was the Director (Inspector in Charge) of the New York State Police Laboratory System. After leaving the NYSP he also served as laboratory director at both the Washington State Laboratory System and the New York City Police Department Laboratory.
Additionally, Mr. Dale was the Program Manager for Forensic Education and Training at the U. S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL). Prior to that, he founded and served as the director of the Northeast Regional Forensics Institute (NERFI) at the University at Albany, State University of New York. NERFI was a ground-breaking program providing graduate level workforce development (Forensic DNA academies) education primarily in forensic biology.
He has also been the President of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (Emeritus Member), Chairman on the New York State Crime Laboratory Advisory Committee and member of the New York State Commission on Forensic Science. Mr. Dale received his MBA from the University at Albany, as well as a BA in Biology from Florida State University. He is an ASCLD/LAB Legacy and International ISO/IEC 17025 trained auditor, American Society of Quality certified Green Belt Six Sigma and ASQ Certified Quality Auditor. Mr. Dale is the author of a recently published book, "Forensic Laboratory Management: Applying Business Principles" Dale & Becker, 2014, CRC press.
"I am excited to join the Tumbleweed Board of Advisors," commented Mr. Dale. "I have been following the evolution of the legal cannabis sector and I believe that my years of experience in laboratory sciences will help Tumbleweed create the Gold Standard" in cannabis testing for the sector."
"We are pleased and honored to have Mark join us in such an important advisory role with the Company. Further, we anticipate adding other members to our Advisory Board in the coming months to enhance our business strategy and focus," said Gary Herman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tumbleweed.
The Company's strategy is to pursue acquisitions and investments in the emerging legal cannabis sector, with a goal of operating businesses in product testing, business intelligence, and technology and data applications, as regulations permit. We acquire, invest in and operate both established businesses and innovation-focused start-ups with strong management teams and business models in this sector.
Opportunities under active consideration include scientific product testing facilities, software applications and data systems for the cannabis market, and other related product development solutions.
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