About groff north america
Groff NA Hemplex is a physician-owned, hemp-cannabis company focused on processing industrial hemp. We process and refine hemp for its beneficial compounds and materials to further benefit people and the planet. Hemplex specializes in science-based custom cannabinoid formulations to meet consumer and market needs. Through a combination of technology and human capital, we continue to develop innovative and proven products for our customers.
Meet the team
Steve Groff, M.D.
Steve served his community for nearly 20 years as an Orthopedic Surgeon. During his career in medicine, he served as President of KDV Orthopedics and led a large multi-organization merger to form OSS, a vital healthcare entity in South Central Pennsylvania. He served three terms as President of OSS Health System and was founding Chairman of the ambulatory surgical center. Following a successful career in medicine, Steve founded Wyndridge Farm in 2014 which serves as a restaurant, wedding and corporate event venue, and beverage manufacturer in York County, PA. Since Q4 2018, Steve has founded three new companies: Groff North America, Farmacy Partners and Groff NA Hemplex. Steve has been elected to the Hemp Steering Committee through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and has built his management team to lead multiple initiatives of a vertically integrated agribusiness model revolving around hemp. “Groff North America serves as a comprehensive hemp-cannabis refinery, extraction, purification, and formulation facility. Our diverse team of experts lead the way in research and production of raw materials from all aspects of the hemp plant.” – Steve Groff, M.D.
Chief executive officer+
Prior to the inception of GNA, Taylor led the operations of Wyndridge Farm. In four short years, Taylor helped grow annual revenue to $7.0 million and built beverage distributorships across 10 states. Wyndridge was awarded 2018 Small Business of the Year. It also began a contract beverage business in 2018 with projected sales of $1.5 million in 2019. Taylor has spearheaded sales, operations and finance at Wyndridge Farm and will bring his leadership to GNA. Since January of 2019 Taylor has built numerous strategic relationships to integrate into GNA’s business model. Taylor negotiated GNA’s first acquisition of equipment manufacturer Canadian Greenfield Technologies.
President - Groff North America+
Ryan Dohm is the Chief Development Officer of GNA. Ryan has a decade of experience in medical device leadership, regulatory and product development. He has launched numerous product lines into the international healthcare market. Ryan has overseen the development of new products and is co-inventor on two patents. Ryan has led a variety of technical projects at GNA since January of 2019, including the development of a SOP for large scale hemp cultivation in Pennsylvania and farmer training. He developed custom-built cloud-based software for GNA to collect key farming data and performance indicators during its first year of growing and harvesting. Ryan has also worked with several SME’s to design and implement technical machinery to refine hemp for its beneficial compounds and materials.
President, Farmacy Partners & Farmacy Health+
Paul Blymire has a working career that covers multiple industries including commercial construction, agriculture, industrial manufacturing, healthcare and medical device manufacturing. Paul’s experience is bedded in restructuring and rapidly scaling teams of people to power up resources. His focus will be the development of human capital and accountability to drive long-term growth at GNA for a sustainable future. Paul has been heavily involved with the launch of Farmacy Partners. The first brick and mortar store opened in March 2019 along with a full-line of products and support staff. Paul has also worked closely with internal marketing teams and manufacturers to launch an e-commerce store, wholesale B2B and two new product lines arriving during the summer of 2019 which include a CBD Seltzer Water Brand, LVL Water and Hemp Based Cosmetic Brand, BLUMME.
Chief financial officer+
Jen Davis is the Chief Financial Officer of GNA. Jen has 15 years of professional accounting experience. Her early career was spent in Public Accounting working for a top 10 nationally ranked firm (CliftonLarsonAllen). Before joining the GNA team Jen worked for an international manufacturing company and oversaw the accounting teams for multiple locations in and out of the United States. Jen has overseen ERP implementation/ upgrades, Business Intelligence software projects and participated in multiple M&A projects. She has both private (including Private Equity owned) and public company expertise.
Farmacy Partners is a physician-owned and operated retail experience based in South Central, Pennsylvania. For years as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Steve Groff was confined to treating patients with traditional pain and recovery methods. As plant-based wellness solutions have become more prominent and accessible, Dr. Groff became convicted to educate his community and future generation of patients. This passion spawned the creation of Farmacy Partners which evolved into a voice of reason in an otherwise confusing industry. Our Farmacy Partners products are all formulated, compounded and fulfilled in South Central Pennsylvania, and are part of the vertically integrated hemp initiative that is Groff North America. The Farmacy Partners difference lies in its physician-owned story, local priorities, and global proficiency.