Director of Operations for Sanctuary Medicinals New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Florida, and New Jersey.
As the Director of Operations for Sanctuary, Nicholas Satmary holds a multitude of commercial agricultural experience and full operational oversight for Sanctuary’s retail and production facilities in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Florida. Over the last 10 years, Mr. Satmary has worked operations for large-scale fruit, vegetable, flower, and cannabis grow facilities. During this time, he has actively participated in various soil studies, pest and pathogen studies, breeding programs for resistance and beneficial traits, lighting, and environmental design and testing in the Netherlands as well as the United States. Nicholas’s engagement in these agricultural studies inspired the creation of the breeding and nutrition programs that are currently used throughout Sanctuary’s cultivation operations. Since helping to establish the Sanctuary Family in 2015, Nicholas has designed three successful state-of-the-art production facilities in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Florida all of which include a sophisticated grow environment, an innovative extraction laboratory, and a commercially graded kitchen. While operating the processing facilities, Mr, Satmary has also overseen the build, startup, and continuing operations of 12 dispensing locations. Nicholas now oversees all three facilities totaling over 150,000sqft, the 12 dispensaries, and over 500 employees. Nicholas is continuing to oversee all expansions with plans on over 20 more dispensing locations and 100,000sqft of production built-in 2022. Throughout his career, Nicholas has worked with various federal and state agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC), Florida Department of Health (DOH), and the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU). Nicholas worked closely with the state governed cannabis programs (DHHS, DPH, CCC, DOH, OMMU) in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts to help develop the regulations that apply to the industry in both states today. One of Mr.Satmary’s current projects includes obtaining an ISO 9001:2015 accreditation, an internationally recognized standardized Quality Management System that helps to ensure customers receive consistent, high-quality products and focused services. While this designation is commonplace in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, it is only carried by a handful of companies in the medical marijuana industry worldwide. Complimenting the ISO accreditation, Mr. Satmary has led the team in obtaining a Good Manufacturing Practices certification for Sanctuary in Florida and is in the process of obtaining the certification in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.