BRAD HULL BIO

BRAD HULL, PE, MBA

FOUNDER, MANAGING PRINCIPAL ENGINEER

 


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Brad is a multi-disciplinary engineer with experience planning, designing, building, and operating Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) enterprises in the United States. Capable of effectively leading multi-disciplinary teams of owners, architects, engineers, and contractors through the greenhouse or indoor cultivation project development lifecycle.

Brad worked in 2018 as Regional Sales Manager for ILLUMITEX, Inc. where he implementing LED lighting technology to reduce energy consumption for indoor cultivators and horticultural research institutions in the Midwest.

Brad worked from 2011-2017 at Rough Brother Inc. (RBI), the largest greenhouse contractor in the United States. As an Engineering Project Manager in the Commercial Greenhouse Division, he managed the engineering, design, and construction of 10 commercial greenhouse facilities in 8 different states.

Brad holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Wright State University with a focus in renewable energy. He also holds a M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati with a focus in new venture creation. Brad is also a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Ohio.

          C:         +1 513 609 4577

          E:         bhull@integratedbio.com


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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018: ILLUMITEX, INC.

Regional Sales Manager

Reduced the energy use of commercial indoor cultivators and biotech researchers in the Midwest by providing efficient and adaptable light emitting diode (LED) systems specifically designed for horticultural applications

2015 – 2017: ROUGH BROTHERS INC.

Technical Sales Manager

Supported the execution of commercial greenhouse and indoor grow projects by directing and aligning all technical resources on the geographic specific engineering of facilities and respective building systems

2013 – 2015: ROUGH BROTHERS INC.

Engineering Project Manager

Championed the design, engineering, and construction of commercial greenhouse and indoor grow facilities by guiding cross-functional teams including owners, architects, engineers, and contractors through the project development lifecycle and in resolve of technical challenges associated with controlled environment agricultural (CEA) applications

2011 – 2013: ROUGH BROTHERS INC.

Project Engineer

Managed the engineering and design of structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) systems for hydroponic production facilities including the Building Management System (BMS) to monitor and control all systems and equipment

EDUCATION

2012-2015: UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Focus in entrepreneurship, innovation management, and new venture creation

2007-2011: WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Science (BS) Mechanical Engineering

Focus in renewable energy, thermal sciences, and energy conversion

PROJECT PORTFOLIO

2018: BECKS HYBRIDS

Supplemental Lighting System Retrofit for Research Greenhouse (Atlanta, IN)

300kW retrofit of existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lighting system installed inside a glass biotech greenhouse with an array of high power LED fixtures for improved efficiency and effectiveness of horticultural research

2018: LEAFLINE LABS

Sole Source Lighting (SSL) System for Indoor Vertical Cannabis Production (St Paul, MN)

100kW of high power, lower profile LED lights installed for multi-layered medical cannabis flower production

2018: AKRON GROW

SSL for Indoor Cannabis Production (Akron, OH)

50kW of high power, lower profile LED lights installed for multi-layered medical cannabis flower production

2018: PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Supplemental Lighting System Retrofit for Research Greenhouse (West Lafayette, IN)

20kW retrofit of existing HPS lighting system installed inside glass greenhouse biotech research compartment

2017: SRENE CANNABIS

Indoor Cannabis Production Facility (Carson City, NV)

20,000 sqft renovation of an existing 100,000 sqft manufacturing facility that included HPS lighting, floating isle grow benches, supplementation, air movement, water storage, water treatment, fertigation, sensors, and integrated controls for climate and water management

2016: SUPERIOR FRESH

Greenhouse Leafy Green Production Facility (Hixton, WI)

123,000 sqft Venlo Greenhouse and indoor process facility is the largest cold-water aquaponics facility in the world and designed and built utilized deep water culture (DWC) aquaponics to produce high-value lettuce, leafy greens, and herbs for the local market. This facility included passive roof ventilation, shade system, 600kW of supplemental LED lighting, hydronic heat, supplementation, air movement, water treatment, sensors, and integrated controls for climate and water management

2016: GOOD CHEMISTRY

Indoor Cannabis Cultivation Facility (Denver, CO)

10,000 sqft indoor growing facility was designed and built to include HPS SSL lighting, floating isle grow benches, supplementation, air movement, water storage, water treatment, fertigation, sensors and integrated controls for climate and water management

2016: THE CLINIC

Indoor Cannabis Cultivation Facility (Denver, CO)

10,000 sqft indoor growing facility was engineered, designed, and installed to include HPS SSL lighting, floating isle grow benches, supplementation, air movement, water storage, water treatment, fertigation, sensors and integrated controls for climate and water management

2015: BRIGHT FARMS

Greenhouse Tomato Production Facility (Elkwood, VA)

25,000 sqft Polyarch greenhouse renovation that utilized suspended hydroponic growing gutters with drip irrigation to produce local, high-value tomatoes for the regional market. This facility included passive roof ventilation, shading system, hydronic heaters, supplementation, water storage, recirculating water treatment, sensors and integrated controls for climate and water management

2015: BRIGHT FARMS

Greenhouse Leafy Greens Production Facility (Elkwood, VA)

110,000 sqft Polyarch greenhouse gutter connected to an A-frame process facility that utilized chilled deep water culture (DWC) hydroponics to produce high-value lettuce, leafy greens, and herbs for the regional markets. Facility included passive roof ventilation, shading system, HPS supplemental lighting, direct fire heaters, supplementation, air movement, water treatment, sensors and integrated controls for climate and water management

2014: SCISSORTAIL FARMS

Greenhouse Leafy Greens Production Facility (Tulsa,OK)

26,000 sqft Polyarch greenhouse utilized aeroponic growing towers in the production of lettuce, leafy greens, and herbs for the regional market. This facility included passive roof ventilation, forced ventilation, evaporative cooling, hydronic heating, HPS supplemental lighting system, supplementation, air movement, sensors and controls for climate and water management

2013:  LEAFY GREENS

Greenhouse Food Production Facility (Waterloo,NB)

8,316 sqft Polyarch greenhouse utilized ebb and flow (E&F) benchtops to produce basil, leafy greens, and herbs for the wholesale regional markets. This facility included passive roof and sidewall ventilation, direct fire unit heaters, shading system, HPS supplemental lighting system, recirculating water treatment, sensors and controls for climate and water management

2012:  GREEN CITY GROWERS CO-OP

Greenhouse Leafy Greens Production Facility (Cleveland, OH)

175,000 sqft Polyarch greenhouse and A-frame process facility that utilized deep water culture (DWC) hydroponics to produce lettuce, leafy greens, and herbs for the regional market. This facility included passive roof ventilation, shading system, hydronic heat, 1.2mW HPS supplemental lighting, supplementation, air movement, water treatment, and integrated controls for climate and water management

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