February 17, 2018


Contact: Mark Gignac

Dr. Riddle is the CEO of Sunstrand, the leading supplier of biomaterials for technical and industrial applications. Sunstrand currently operates the only industrial scale commercial hemp decortication facility in North America capable of producing technical grade fibers. Dr. Riddle is the former President of the KY Hemp Industries Association and a member of the Hemp Industry Roundtable. He started his career in engineering performing accelerated structural testing on wind turbine blades. Prior to Sunstrand, he founded Gradient Engineering, an engineering services firm focused on polymer composite applications. Dr. Riddle received his BS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University and Masters from Cornell University.


The Conference Center at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research 150 Slayton Avenue, Danville VA 24540

Monday evening, February 26, 2018 - Networking Reception in the IALR Atrium

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 – Daylong Summit of Experts

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