Cannabis testing company Sonoma Lab Works announced recently that former Tesla executive Daniel Witt has been hired as company president and chief operating officer. The Santa Rosa, California cannabis analysis firm also announced the formation of its board of directors in a press release earlier this month.

Sonoma Lab Works CEO Darius Anderson said that Witt’s experience makes him an ideal candidate for the position.

“Witt’s energy and familiarity with both government and burgeoning industries melds perfectly with our desire to grow and expand the company into a leading service for the cannabis industry,” Anderson said.

Former Tesla Exec

Witt comes to Sonoma Lab Works after spending seven years as a senior manager for business development and policy with Tesla, whose CEO has been mired in controversy recently due to smoking pot on the Joe Rogan Experience. Prior to that, he worked in Washington, D.C. for Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein of California.

Witt said that his previous work has given him experience working in a dynamic and growing industry.

“California’s cannabis industry is perhaps one of the few things that has moved even faster than technology,” said Witt. “Despite changing regulations, the innovation is inspiring and it’s a privilege to work

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