urban-gro Adds Systems and Automation Controls Expertise to Cultivation Technologies Team

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Customers Benefit through HVAC / Lighting Controls Expertise, Harnessing Automation and Analytics for Cultivation Facility Efficiency

Lafayette, CO  (January 30, 2017) – urban-gro, the product solutions expert for commercial Cannabis cultivators across the United States, is pleased to announce the hire of Steve Wilchek as Systems Engineer for Cannabis systems and technology.

Steve Wilchek graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in control systems and mechanical design from Drexel University. Steve’s background includes working with automation technology products, industrial water treatment equipment, and utilizing big data analysis for use in intelligent and adaptive control systems.

“urban-gro fills an integral component to our Cultivation Technologies team with the addition of Steve Wilchek,” says Brad Nattrass, CEO of urban-gro. “Our national customer base needs the expertise of automation and communication controls integration to ensure their competitive edge in the marketplace. Steve brings together HVAC, water and lighting controls to increase the efficiency and precision operations of cultivation facilities.”

“With modern sensors and Big Data analysis technics ushered in by the Internet of Things revolution, cultivators have unprecedented opportunities to maximize their yields using less resources and with that reduce their impact on the environment”  says Steve. “My role supports urban-gro’s support of best agricultural practices to ensure their products are high quality, safe and affordable.”

urban-gro experts will participate at some of the biggest events in the Cannabis industry, including: Cannacon Seattle, February 16-18, 2017; Cannacon Santa Rosa April 20-22, 2017; NECANN, April 22-23, 2017;  Marijuana Business Daily Spring 2017 Conference & Expo, May 16-19, 2017; NCIA Oakland June 12-14, 2017; Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition, June 14-16, 2017.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Stan Wagner at 303-618-5080 or


urban-gro provides product solutions for the commercial Cannabis cultivator. We provide commercial grade LED and HPS grow light systems, integrated pest management, automated fertilization / irrigation solutions, and a complete line of water treatment solutions. We understand that each grow is unique and every facility presents a different set of opportunities and challenges. By taking the time to understand your unique circumstances, we offer customized product solutions to help you meet your cultivation goals. Visit to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

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