Three new additions are over 110 years combined of experience in the automotive industry
LA VEGAS, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ISIAH International, LLC and One World Products, Inc. (OTCQB: OWPC), the largest, fully licensed, Black-controlled hemp and cannabis producer in Colombiatoday announced the additions of Messrs. Frederic Massat, larry lyon and Edward Luibrandthree highly qualified executives with significant expertise in plastics, engineering and design within the automotive industry.
Mr. Isiah ThomasCEO, said, “We are extremely pleased to add Fred, Larry and Ed to our team, each of whom brings deep knowledge in their respective fields. As previously reported, we have been selected by Stellantis NV – one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers with brands such as Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Maserati and Peugeot – to develop and supply hemp-based bioplastics solutions for interior and exterior components.
“We believe that Fred, Larry and Ed will be tremendous resources and provide us with valuable insights as we embark on the sustainable transformation of the automotive industry by using our industrial hemp feedstock to reduce its consumption of plastic based oil as the automotive industry strives to minimize their carbon footprint,” concluded Thomas.
Mr. Frederic Massat retired as Engineering Director of Stellantis in December 2021 after 33 years in the automotive industry. Prior to Stellantis, he was Engineering Manager for India Hard Trim Engineering. Mr. Massat began his career at Chrysler as part of the development program of the Chrysler Institute of Engineering. After Chrysler, he was at Large Car Platform Interior Engineering, where he held various positions in the design and development of cockpits, interior trim and seats. Throughout his career, Mr. Massat has held various positions of increasing responsibility in various areas of automotive expertise, including launch management, floor consoles, dashboards and interior studio surface feasibility. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (1988) and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan-Dearborn (1991).
Mr. larry lyon retired in January 2010 after 44 years in the automotive industry, most recently as Vice President of Core Components, Processes and International Engineering for Chrysler. He also served as vice president of the product team, responsible for small car product development and performance vehicle operations, which included the Viper and Prowler models. At Chrysler, his responsibilities expanded to include medium and large cars, minivans and crossovers. Mr. Lyon’s automotive career began in 1965 at General Motors in Flint, Michigan within the Buick Motor Division. He held various product testing and design positions, becoming assistant chief engineer in 1986. Lyons transferred to the Oldsmobile division in 1998, he was responsible for the engineering and planning of all Oldsmobile products, as well as activities of the Motor Sports divisions. He then moved to Cadillac’s luxury car division, where he eventually became director of engineering, overseeing the design, build, and development of General Motors’ full-size and luxury models. In 1997, the position was expanded to Group Manager with the addition of mid-size cars, sports vehicles and minivans. Mr. Lyons holds a BS Mechanical Engineering from Kettering (1970) and an MS Management from MIT (1984).
Mr. Edward Luibrand retired from Stellantis in December 2021 after 36 years in the automotive industry. During his career, he has worked extensively on the design, testing and processing of plastics. Most recently, Mr. Luibrand was responsible for product and engine system materials management, as well as Senior Materials Technical Specialist, which included responsibility for selection, design enhancement, release standards, approval and failure analysis of all thermoplastic and thermoset products used. for powertrain and chassis related areas for Chrysler. He started his career as a materials engineer working specifically on the development of elastomers. Mr. Luibrand’s responsibilities included selection of rubber standards for eyelets, seals and gaskets for drawings, drafting and consolidation of elastomeric material standards and development of closed cell elastomers, gasket materials cork and paper. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Wayne State from which he also holds a polymer engineering certificate.
On Isiah Thomas and ISIAH International, LLC
Isiah Thomas was inducted into the National Basketball Association (NBA) Hall of Fame in 2000 after spending his entire career with the Detroit Pistons. He was a 12-time NBA All-Star, a two-time NBA champion, the 1990 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, and named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Today, Mr. Thomas is an analyst for NBA TV and is an accomplished and highly respected business executive and international investor. Its portfolio of companies has been developed by Isiah International, Inc., which invests in companies with strong market positions and growth potential.
Mr. Thomas’ business interests include sports and entertainment, real estate, waste management, hemp, cannabis, and a CBD personal products business, among others. Additionally, Mr. Thomas developed a very successful champagne business, Cheurlin Champagnes. He cultivated excellent relations with the producer, the employees and the French government. As a result, it now owns the exclusive genetics of the Champagne grapes it produces and has developed an international import/export system for the worldwide distribution of the product. More information is available at www.isiahinternational.com.
Mr. Thomas previously served on the board of governors of the Chicago Stock Exchange, was a co-founder of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, Popcorn Indiana, and was a board member of Get-in Chicago, an organization that focused on gang violence prevention in Chicago. He is a distinguished alumnus of Indiana University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. He also received his Masters in Education from the University of California at Berkeley.
About One World Products, Inc.
One World Products is the largest fully licensed and black-controlled hemp and cannabis producer, with offices in Las Vegas, Nevadaand offices and operations in Bogotá and Popayan, Colombia. One World Products planted its first crop of cannabis in 2018 at its cultivation site in Popayan, Colombiaand began commercial harvesting in the first quarter of 2020.
As a rising international hemp and cannabis company focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards, the recently announced company The Isiah International/One World Products/AMUNAFRO consortium controls A MILLION ACRES of land in Colombia focused on the licensed production of industrial hemp to be incorporated into sustainable carbon-reducing products produced around the world. The company plans to provide its global customers with the highest quality industrial and commercial applications for cannabis, hemp and hemp-based products, including derivatives in the form of crude oil, distillates and isolates with industrial-scale production to meet global demand for cannabis and hemp. Its products will be manufactured and tested according to GAP, GMP and ISO standards. For more information, please visit https://oneworldproducts.com/.
SOURCE One World Products, Inc.