AGE OF COCA
The coca plant has been one of the best kept secrets in the world. For thousands of years, the coca plant has served an important role for Indigenous communities with its exceptional taste profile, numerous health benefits, a single source of natural, complete protein and highly nutritious array of minerals and vitamins. It also has energy enhancing, appetite suppressing, and bitterness reducing attributes. Today, the coca plant is poised to disrupt.
A PRODUCT THAT STANDS THE TEST OF TIME
For decades Coca-Cola has had a stranglehold on the coca extract supply chain through a unique partnership with Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) and a state coca leaf supplier in Peru. Dating all the way back to a 1988 report by the New York Times, the world has known about this monopoly, but no one has been able to do anything about it – until now.
Coca-Cola holds a special permit with the U.S. government allowing them to import coca leaves into a decocainization plant in New Jersey where cocaine is removed so the coca extract can be used in Coca-Cola, providing their “natural flavors” and allowing them to export the product globally.
In contrast, PLC’s decocainization process happens legally in Colombia, allowing us to distribute our extract products directly to global markets. We are breaking Coca-Cola’s monopoly and bringing this nutrition-packed, all-natural ingredient to market.
Learn more about the legal framework of Power Leaves Corp’s process here.
COMMUNITY & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Power Leaves Corp. was built on a foundation of collaboration with the Nasa Community of the Indigenous Reserve of Calderas and the Colombian Government.
Through our collaborative partnership, we have achieved two monumental milestones that allow us to usher in this new age of coca to the world:
Vice President of Colombia Francia Marquez visits PLC’s Cohetando Facility
In her speech, Vice President Marquez stated “we hope soon we will be able to launch from here a life project, and peace project to Colombia and the whole world.”
Power Leaves Corp. has established and licensed the foundational infrastructure needed to supply our customers with high-quality inputs for food and beverage products.
With FDA and INVIMA (Colombian FDA) registrations for our facilities, we can export our extracts to markets globally.
Power Leaves Corp’s manufacturing process does not touch the coca extract until it has been decocainized. Coca alkaloids (such as cocaine) are completely removed and destroyed from the extract, which gives us the legal ability to manufacture this disruptive product.
THREE PRIMARY MANUFACTURING FACILITIES
1,600 sq ft manufacturing campus for extraction and decocanization of coca extract for food & beverage fertilizer products, located on Indigenous land.
2,700 sq ft facility for the research and development of the lowest and “non detectable” alkaloid containing coca genetics, located on Indigenous land.
3,200 sq ft FDA registered facility to receive decocainized extracts for purification, formulation, and packaging of extracts and novel fertilizer formulations for international and domestic distribution, located just outside of Indigenous land.
WE RESPECT OUR ENVIRONMENT
We value and respect our environment and use eco-friendly containers, solar panels, hydro power, and other low waste processes. Contact us to learn more about our sustainability practices.
We have developed a patent pending alkaloid destruction process, which includes deriving the maximum nutritional and health benefits of coca extract. Our process is cost-effective, rapidly scalable, and environmentally benign.
CEO, Director & Co-Founder
Pat was a Co-founder of MediPharm Labs and served as President & CEO, leading its growth into one of the largest cannabis extraction companies in the world. This includes overseeing the construction and management of two successful GMP pharma-certified manufacturing facilities which exported to seven countries. Over this time he led capital raises totaling over $270M with Tier 1 – 3 banks in Canada and the United States. Additionally, he has built and executed on a publicly listed independent board, bringing in major representatives from Big Pharma, CPG and Banking. He has also served as an advisor to more than 13 companies over the past 6+ years and is the CEO, Director and Co-Founder of Power Leaves Corp.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Bozoki is a dual Ontario and New Hampshire CPA with approximately 25 years of accounting, tax and corporate finance experience. Mr. Bozoki served as Chief Financial Officer of several TSX, CSE, TSX Venture and OTC QX/QB listed companies involved in various projects including Fura Gems with an emerald project in Colombia. Mr. Bozoki began his career at Ernst & Young LLP where he spent six years in the audit practice. Mr. Bozoki has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s.
Chief Science Officer
Tobias is experienced organic chemist with a background in pharmaceutical sciences & industrial botanical extraction. He spent seven years in the pharmaceutical cannabis industry, two of which in Colombia, designing & operating ton scale extraction facilities. His expertise is focused on designing facilities, developing innovative products and processes, and scaling them up to commercial production.Tobias holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and a Master’s Degree in Drug Innovation. Tobias has previously obtained numerous patents and is leading the patent strategy and applications for PLC.
Head of Colombian Operations
Anthony is an experienced Colombian operations manager with over 15 years of experience. He has led multiple infrastructure development projects in Colombia as well as served as a sales leader, opening new markets and driving business growth in Colombia. Anthony holds an Bachelor’s of Civil Engineer and a Master’s Degree in Administration.
Juan Carlos Gomez
Juan Carlos is a proven business leader with over 30 years of professional experience working for multinational public companies. He brings substantial experience in the Latin American market, across a variety of business competencies including business operations, M&A, business integration and corporate governance. For the past 20 years, Mr. Gomez served as the CEO of the Winner Group, CIRSA, owned by the Blackstone Group. During his tenure, he was responsible for growing the company to become one of the largest 100 companies in the country through meaningful organic and M&A driven growth initiatives. This included expansion across 28 cities and more than 2,800 staff.