Mr. Gongaware has a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA with concentration in Bio-Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He presently serves as Executive Vice President in Corporate Business Development at MSA. He has more than 30 years of industry experience working across various industries including casino gaming, high speed drug screening, pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, and CBD/cannabis. Mr. Gongaware was awarded a patent for a novel method imaging live cells for new drug discovery. He has been involved in cannabis R&D since 2017.