Zev Paiss, a Partner and Hemp Industry Expert at Rhizo Verified, has been elected to the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) Board of Directors as the Chair of the new Fiber Council. In this role Mr. Paiss will lead the development of this Council to support the development of all businesses involved in fiber products which can be made from hemp.

Hemp fiber and hurd

Mr. Paiss’s 10-year involvement in the hemp industry has included being the founding Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Hemp Association and then the National Hemp Association, from 2013 to the end of 2016. He developed a national network of farmers, extractors, processors, equipment manufacturers, testing laboratories, investors, hemp organizations, and buyers of hemp products, he he connects his clients to the most beneficial players in the U.S. hemp industry.

Zev also serves as an active advisor to farmers, processors, and organizations, including Rhizo Verified, the Agricultural Claims Association, the Texas Hemp Harvesters Association, and as a hemp Subject Matter Expert for legal cases where economic loss calculations are required.

In 2017, he co-created the RAWmarketplace, which has grown to become the largest and most active hemp-only marketplace in the world.

HIA Fiber Council

His election to Chair the Fiber Council seat on the HIA Board highlighted the critical importance of this growing segment of the U.S. hemp industry. The Fiber Council brings together members interested in working together to address the challenges and seize the opportunities specific to hemp fiber.

You may read the full Press Release at this link.

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