Ron Gray oversees the CannaCraft sales force where his passion for helping people through cannabis serves as an inspiration for our team of representatives. He grew up in New York where he first sharpened his competitive spirit playing competitive tennis. His experience as an athlete instilled him with a true appreciation for the importance of having a good coach and what characteristics it takes to coach well. After earning his degree in business administration at Towson University in Maryland, he packed up and headed west.
In 2001 he began a career in pharmaceutical sales at Mission Pharmacal, advancing to regional sales director in his first 18 months. After nearly ten years in pharmaceutical sales, Ron segued into sales and consulting in the nascent legal cannabis market of Los Angeles. Identifying a need for highly skilled professional salespeople in the cannabis sector, Ron joined Papa and Barkley, an innovative whole plant cannabis wellness products corporation. During his tenure as the Senior Vice President of Sales, Papa & Barkley enjoyed tremendous growth in sales, revenue and brand recognition, swiftly growing to the number one brand in the cannabis wellness market. Ron’s transition from pharmaceuticals to cannabis has offered him a unique vantage point to the healing power of the plant. He explains, "I have personally witnessed countless transformative experiences through cannabis that could not be accomplished with conventional medicine."
His cornerstone belief that in 100% honesty, integrity and authenticity to all people he works with and the partners he deals with makes him a perfect fit for the leadership team at CannaCraft. Ron says, “I came to CannaCraft due to the diverse portfolio of product/brands and to join an outstanding leadership team. The unique corporate culture of these true industry pioneers, side by side with passionate cannabis professionals, is a very special mix.”
Ron is married with two children. He lives in Los Angeles where he enjoys playing tennis, running and hiking the Southern California mountains. He can often be found driving his electric vehicle from LA to our headquarters in Santa Rosa.