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Dr. John MacKay


John A. MacKay earned a B.A. in Chemistry from St. Lawrence University (SLU), and a Ph.D. from the University of Vermont (UVM), in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry.  After positions teaching at Davidson College, Lyndon State College, and University of Vermont (UVM), John joined Waters Corporation in 1983.

Dr. MacKay founded Synergistic Technologies Associates, LLC that has helped many of the major brands optimize their extrication processes operations based on Six Sigma principles.

He co-founded the Dr. John MacKay Institute of Extraction Technology to bring hands on training for increasing the expertise of people wanting to enter the exciting field of cannabis processing.

With the expertise and desire to spread the science throughout the industry, John has taken on roles as a contributing journalist and science editor for Terpenes and Testing Magazine and was the editor of the first issues of Extraction Magazine and now is contributing journalist and scientific advisor.

He has also been appointed the Educator Assistant Professor on the Volunteer Pathway, Department of Pharmacology at the Robert Larner, MD College of Medicines.



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