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About Us

About Us

LPC Naturals is a new company that promotes and distributes a successful range of seed treatments and other products that establish a beneficial interaction with a proprietary strain of the symbiotic fungus Beauveria bassiana. This natural symbiotic partnership can result in increased yields and improved quality (such as higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes).


Dr. Paul Rushton M.A., Ph.D. : President and Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Paul Rushton M.A., Ph.D.

President and Chief Scientific Officer

 

Dr. Rushton has over 30 years of experience in plant biotechnology. He has a degree in biochemistry from Cambridge University and a Ph. D. from Manchester University. He spent 10 years researching at the world-famous Max-Planck-Institute in Cologne Germany where he made several world first discoveries in the area of plant disease resistance. In the United Kingdom, he has also worked at Bristol University and Oxford University. Dr. Rushton arrived in the USA in 2005 and has since held the positions of Research Assistant Professor at The University of Virginia, and Associate Professor at South Dakota State University and Texas A&M. More recently, he was Vice President for Plant Biotechnology at 22nd Century Group. Dr. Rushton is an expert on plant disease resistance, drought responses, vertical farming, and plant secondary metabolites including cannabinoids and nicotine. He is a leader and lecturer in the new field of industrial hemp/cannabis and also has extensive expertise in soybean, turf grass, tobacco, cereals, Arabidopsis, mosses, and rice. Dr. Rushton has over 60 publications and these have been cited by other scientists over 10,000 times. He also has numerous patents and patent applications. In addition to science, Dr. Rushton has experience in writing press releases, intellectual property, and speaking to audiences of all levels. He has also appeared several times on local television.


Nicholas Bianco : Chief Business Officer

Nicholas Bianco

Chief Business Officer

 

Nicholas has five years of experience in successfully developing our Beauveria bassiana products where he has played a crucial role. He has over fifteen years of experience in the agricultural commodities business. Nicholas is an expert in developing new Biologicals and the business requirements for bringing them to market.


Christopher J. Lent : Chief Marketing Officer

Christopher J. Lent

Chief Marketing Officer

 

Christopher Lent has over ten years of experience in trading in agricultural commodities and five years of experience in developing Biologicals for the agriculture market. He has been instrumental in the development of our Beauveria bassiana-based product and is an expert in product development and marketing


Brendan Lawler B.S., M.S., CPA : Chief Financial Officer

Brendan Lawler B.S., M.S., CPA

Chief Financial Officer

 

Brendan Lawler has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University at Buffalo and a Master’s Degree in Taxation. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and serves as Chief Financial Officer for both Lackawanna Products Corp and LPC Naturals.


Nevin F. Murchie B.A., M.P.A., J.D. : Secretary and General Counsel

Nevin F. Murchie B.A., M.P.A., J.D.

Secretary and General Counsel

 

Nevin F. Murchie is a cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo. He received a Masters degree in Public Administration from Cornell University with a concentration in Government, Politics and Policy Studies. Nevin earned his law degree from the University at Buffalo Law School, State University of New York. He has been admitted to practice law in New York, Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, and Ontario (Canada). Nevin practices law in the following areas:  U.S. immigration, Canadian immigration, real estate, and business.


Todd Young :

Todd Young

Todd Young has over 30 year’s experience in the hemp/cannabis industry. He is an expert in developing and breeding new varieties of hemp to produce clean, organic, pesticide-free CBD oil for medicinal use in pediatrics. He was one of the first growers to extensively test our Prime Superior Range and the increases in yield, quality, and other agronomic properties impressed him so much that he joined the Company. His current role is to help West Coast growers see the enormous benefits of using our products.