Bluebird Botanicals hires former Molson Coors director as president

LOUISVILLE — Bluebird Botanicals, a Louisville CBD and hemp extract manufacturer, has hired former Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE: TAP)  global director Josh Luman to serve as company president. 

“With hemp poised to become a multi-billion dollar industry in the next couple of years, Josh will help us remain a leader in this space while also retaining the culture and mission that has been driving us these past six years,” Bluebird Botanicals CEO Brandon Beatty said in a prepared statement. “His extensive entrepreneurial and executive experience with CPG brands will guide us in solidifying our position as the top brand in this incredible industry. We are grateful and excited to be welcoming such a sharp yet humble and compassionate leader into the company.”

Bluebird is a trade name used by Gaia Botanicals LLC, according to Colorado Secretary of State filings.

Luman’s experience also includes the founding of River Dog Brewing Co., in Bluffton, South Carolina.

“What Bluebird has built to this point is phenomenal — its heart-driven mission, transparent company culture, and commitment to quality are truly unmatched,” he said in a statement. “My goal here is to further accelerate the company’s growth and unlock the potential that exists without disrupting the trajectory we’re already on.”