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Joel Ruggiero

Co-Founder and Chief Horticulture Officer

Joel Ruggiero is co-founder and chief horticulture officer of C3 Industries. Joel is an industry-recognized cannabis cultivation master and oversees C3 Industries’ award-winning team of cultivation experts and multiple state-of-the-art cultivation and manufacturing facilities. Under Joel’s leadership, C3 employs a disciplined approach focused on personalized care and attention for each plant throughout the entire cultivation process, resulting in premier quality and consistency across the company’s product offering. 

Prior to founding C3 industries, Joel was head of cultivation at The Green Solution, a leading cannabis producer in Colorado, where Joel managed a 50,000 square-foot cultivation facility. Joel has also consulted on the design, build-out and construction of large commercial cannabis facilities in multiple states.