Cannabis Lab Planning & Processing Design

Innovative and cutting-edge solutions offered by a team of 140+ consulting engineers. With over 160 completed cannabis and hemp facilities and over 2 million square feet of processing space delivered, our team has your needs covered.


Meet our Leadership Team

John MacKay

John MacKay

PhD Dept Head

Internationally recognized scientific expert in analytical testing, extraction and purification techniques within the botanical space.

Meghan McCormick

Meghan McCormick

PhD Process Lead

With more than 15 years of experience working and teaching in chemistry labs, Meghan McCormick, Ph.D. serves as the resident expert in chemical processes involved in cannabis extraction and post-processing.

Ryan Coates

Ryan Coates

VP/Process Engineering Dept Head

Chemical Engineer and proven leader with prowess for visualizing working solutions and translating them into tangible plans.

Eric Raibley

Eric Raibley

Engineering Director

Multidisciplinary engineering design leadership from concept to completion.

Dan Gustafik

Dan Gustafik

Founder
Stephen Benbrook

Stephen Benbrook

Process Technical Lead

Process engineer with a focus on practical process solutions.

Jeremy McCormick

Jeremy McCormick

Electrical Instrumentation and Controls Sr. Manager

20 years of expertise in electrical, instrumentation, controls and automation for industrial applications.

Kevin Hicks

Kevin Hicks

Process Building Systems Engineer

With over a decade of experience in the HVAC industry, Kevin is passionate about driving innovation and sustainability in the emerging cannabis sector.

The Hybrid Tech advantage is our wholistic approach to complex systems combined with years of extensive industry experience. We offer truly turnkey solutions for the cannabis and hemp space. Our teams have the ability to work with any manufacturers’ systems, integrating them into a unified, operational facility. 

To ensure we have the best talent working on each phase of your project, we have formed specialized teams that focus their energy on what they know best.

  • PhD Management Team – Provides a full project systems overview with methodology development, financial modeling and final system verification and training. 
  • Process Train Design Team – Designs the process train, performs full system layouts, equipment selection and vetting process, on-site training, SOP writing and more.
  • Architectural and Professional Engineering Services – Architect entire building design around the process train, including management of permit filing local jurisdiction authority.
  • Fire Protection and Pressure Engineering – Our teams provide all the required documents for building plans review including a complete HMIS report, engineering peer reviews and technical opinion reports.
  • Process Controls Group – Designs fully customized front end user interface integrated with any vendors systems, including competing manufacturers to create a seamless controls environment.
  • Process Piping and Tank Team – Designs a complete process piping system for any size facility using any equipment vendors, all in smart 3D. We analyze system differential flow rate, design piping and buffer tanks, and can integrate with any vendor. Our teams have designed for cGMP, NSF, and adhere to a Quality by Design (QbD) process approach.
  • Formulation Division – Whether you are producing anything from tinctures to beauty products, our team can create a formula for your desired end products in collaboration with our PhD lead team and the GMP group.

Services Offered

  • GAP assessments on process optimization, building codes, cGMP, EUGMP, formulation and more.
  • Facility design, ground up or tenant improvement projects, including site and building feasibility assessments.
  • Process train design and optimization for cannabinoid extraction
  • Ethanol extraction theory, methodology, optimization and implementation/training
  • Winterization/solvent recovery theory, methodology, optimization and implementation/training
  • SFE, SFC purification, decarboxylation theory, methodology, optimization and implementation/training
  • Equipment selection, verification, acquisition, startup assistance, commissioning, and training
  • Process piping design, acquisition and manufacturing
  • Controls system design and implementation
  • cGMP, EUGMP, ISO, GMP quality by design process, GMP risk assessments, GMP certification
  • On-site startup assistance, full staff training and system startup verification