Vape Holdings Inc. (OTC: VAPE), developer of vaporization products and consulting solutions to the legal cannabis industry, recently announced the addition of Mark A. Scialdone, Ph.D., as Chief Science Officer and Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board. With two decades of experience in product development and research with 25 patents and 15 publications, he is a recognized expert in plant oil extraction, natural product chemistry, and other relevant areas of science.

“We are extremely pleased that Mark has agreed to join the leadership team of our company,” said Vape Holdings Inc. CEO Kyle Travey. “His unique combination of world class chemistry and business acumen elevates our capabilities at these times or remarkable growth in the industry and in our own company.”

Dr. Scialdone holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemistry from Wayne State University and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Colorado State University. In the past, he has worked for E.l. DuPont de Nemours (NYSE: DD) and operated a consulting company BetterChem Consulting LLC. He was an inventor or co-inventor of 25 issued U.S. patents and author of 15 publications in scientific literature.

“I am very excited to join the team at Vape where we will develop next generation, value-added products and build alliances across the industry underpinned by our scientific know-how,” said Dr. Scialdone. “This provides me with a very exciting opportunity to apply my passion to discover and develop safe and effective products from botanical plant sources.”

Shares of Vape Holdings Inc. jumped nearly 10% on Monday, May 4, 2015 following the news release.

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