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Vitalis Extraction Technology Wins Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for Technology Innovator of the Year

Further establishes leadership position in the world's most burgeoning industry

KELOWNA, British Columbia – October 24, 2018 /Canna Newswire/ – Vitalis Extraction Technology, the largest supercritical CO2 extraction equipment manufacturer serving the international cannabis industry, claimed first place in the 31st annual Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards for Technology Innovator of the Year. The award comes on the heels of Vitalis' recent announcement as Canada's first and only American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) BPV certified extraction original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in the cannabis industry.

“Innovation has run through the core of Vitalis since its inception,” said Joel Sherlock, chairman and co-founder of Vitalis Extraction Technology. “All of our machines have the capacity to scale with the demands of the customer. In our ever changing market this is imperative to future-proof our clients' businesses. Our recent certification allows us to manufacture our own certified pressure vessels in-house, owning the process from start to finish. From our welders to our customer success team, we're always striving and uncovering innovative ways that we can be the best solution for our customers and for the industry.”

Since its inception in 1987, the Business Excellence Awards has presented over 250 awards to businesses in Kelowna and the surrounding area. Vitalis was a finalist in two other categories, including Mid-Size Business of the Year and Rising Star Business of the Year. The award was received by Patrick Beckerton, Marketing Manager of Vitalis Extraction Technology, as co-founders Joel Sherlock and Pete Patterson were completing a seven country tour meeting with cannabis leaders in Europe.

“The Vitalis team is incredibly deserving of this award,” said Pete Patterson, COO and co-founder of Vitalis. “Our culture is one of encouragement and support, which breeds innovation in every aspect of the business. Our recent expansion and accolades are a direct result of every person within Vitalis going above and beyond in their work every day. We will use this momentum to continue to push forward with new technical innovations that will serve the Canadian and international cannabis industry.”

The Vitalis win follows other accolades including Manufacturer of the Year at the 2018 Thompson Okanagan Business Excellence Awards, Extraction Equipment of the Year at the 2017 Lift Cannabis Awards, Top 10 Best Innovation at the 2017 Small Business British Columbia Awards.

Long before cannabis was legalized in Canada, the Vitalis co-founders had a vision of an industry that would change the global economy forever. Currently on three continents, the team continues its quest to pave the way for the industry as it expands worldwide.

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About Vitalis Extraction Technology

Vitalis Extraction Technology Inc.© (Vitalis) is a privately-owned, Kelowna-based engineering and manufacturing company, producing the highest-flowing industrial supercritical CO2 extraction system for the cannabis industry. The company's core focus on innovation and design has vaulted it to the forefront of the market. Renowned for their reliability, scalability, and continuous operation, Vitalis systems are designed and manufactured in accordance with ASME and CSA Standards for Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping. The vessels are stamped with a CRN and NB registration number confirming that the vessels meet both US and Canadian code requirements. With systems on three continents, Vitalis has the most deployments of industrial CO2 supercritical extractors into the cannabis industry. Vitalis was voted Top Extraction Equipment at the 2017 Lift Canadian Cannabis Awards. For more information, visit their website at

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