The Blinc Group, a cannabis vaporizer company, announced a significant leadership transition. Pete Sahani, who has been serving as the company’s COO since 2022, has been appointed as CEO. Arnaud Dumas de Rauly, co-founder and current CEO, will be stepping down from that role to embark on a new strategic direction within the company as chief experience and science officer (CXSO) and will remain on the board. This transition will become effective as of December 1, 2023.
Dumas de Rauly has been at the helm of The Blinc Group since 2018, guiding the company through substantial growth phases and establishing it as a key player in the cannabis vaping space. “Arnaud has been a visionary leader, under whose guidance Blinc has established itself as a major player in the cannabis vaping space, and has always done so while keeping a strong focus on consumer safety,” said Co-founder and Chief Innovations Officer Sasha Aksenov, “His strategic foresight has been invaluable, and we are certain that he will continue to play a pivotal role in Blinc’s future.”
In his new role, Dumas de Rauly will drive Blinc’s growth through strategic partnerships and innovation. He will focus on integrating analytical science and consumer safety with superior customer experiences, ensuring Blinc paves the way in both technology and user satisfaction.
Pete Sahani brings a wealth of experience to his new role as CEO, having been instrumental in a number of key initiatives at Blinc since joining the company as COO in April 2022. “Pete has been a pivotal figure in our leadership team, playing a significant role in not only steering us to positive EBITDA and Net Income but also in the introduction of innovative services like Scale Now Pay Later (SNPL) and Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI),” commented Arnaud Dumas de Rauly. “With his exceptional skill in operational management and strategic planning, I am confident that Pete is the ideal leader to propel Blinc into a future marked by sustained profitability and expanded service offerings.”