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Robert Irby Joins Lume Cannabis Co. as Sr. Director of Manufacturing

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search is pleased to have partnered with Lume Cannabis Co. to place Robert Irby as the company’s new Senior Director of Manufacturing.


Lume is a Michigan-based cannabis company focused on quality from seed-to-sell, with best-in-class grow facilities, an unparalleled variety of products and flower, world-class talent, and a five-star customer experience. It caters to recreational, wellness, and first-time clients with unmatched service and industry-leading expertise, and only offers the highest quality cannabis and CBD products on the market.


Irby brings over 20 years of experience driving supply chain-related operations strategy, process improvement, and resource optimization, while also emphasizing cultures of inclusion, engagement, longevity, and leadership development. Prior to joining Lume, Irby spent nearly two years as the Director of Operations at Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling. He also has worked in strategic and operational leadership roles for InterTech, Wis-Pak, and Diageo.


Josh Jones, Managing Director of Executive Search at  Blue Rock Search, said, “Our team at Blue Rock Search was pleased to work with Lume Cannabis Co. on the search for their new Senior Director of Manufacturing. Today’s manufacturing world requires flexible, driven operational leadership in order to meet new challenges and maintain a culture of excellence for employees and customers alike. Robert Irby brings decades of experience and a track record of boosting efficiency, promoting operations excellence, and developing leadership, and we look forward to seeing him contribute to the company achieving its goals.”


About Blue Rock Search

Blue Rock Search ( is an MBE Certified, 100% minority/female-owned executive search firm specializing in the targeted identification, assessment, and placement of high-impact leaders for their clients. Their founding partners are respected, trusted thought leaders, collectively bringing over 75 years of direct, relevant search experience to their four dedicated practices: HR/Diversity, Franchise, Customer Experience, and Higher Education Executive Search. Blue Rock’s agile service delivery model is designed to flex to the unique needs and expectations of any search, and quickly fill critical roles. Blue Rock Search believes the starting point for a successful search is a strong client relationship built on their core values of trust, mutuality, and commitment—creating “Relationships Built to Last.”

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