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OTB'S HISTORY

Established in December 2022, OTB Packing Solutions is the brainchild of Brian Smyth and Nicholas McCarron.

Their passion for the cannabis industry and combined expertise in the beverage and consumer goods industries positioned them to identify a crucial gap in the safety of current child-resistant packaging for canned beverages.

Recognizing the need for improved safety, less waste, and the ability to properly dose your cannabis consumption, Brian and Nicholas sought a better solution for a growing cannabis beverage industry.

Committed to supporting young talent, they collaborated with a high school student through a cooperative initiative to transform their designs into 3D printed concepts and prototypes, and following an exceptional 12-month testing phase the CANKAP is finally ready for production.

OUR Team

Brian Smyth
President

Brian is an expert in consumer goods packaging specializing in the bottling, manufacturing, and beverage production lines. After a successful career working for renowned, international producers, Brian shifted his focus to delivering comprehensive canning and bottling line solutions for the cannabis industry. His expertise in equipment, engineering, and packaging concepts culminated in the creation of OTB Packaging Solutions.

Nicholas McCarron
CEO

Nicholas has always been passionate about manual craftsmanship — honing his skills as a woodworker and finding joy in creating exquisite pieces by hand. After a successful career in aviation, Nicholas turned to the cannabis industry for his next challenge. After years of researching the regulatory landscape and status quo for Canadian cannabis beverages, he set out to address safety, freshness, and dose accuracy challenges with a lineup of revolutionary beverage caps.

Eric Tang
sales Manager

With 15+ years of experience, Eric has served as a purchasing agent for companies in the UK, USA, and Canada and specializes in managing large machine turnkey projects for the beverage industry. He has successfully led custom packaging initiatives for Bevcanna and Keef Brands, and his expertise extends to Asian financial institutions.

Max Childerhose
Digital Engineer

Max has been 3D printing for four years and 3D modeling for six. He has designed and printed various items such as light switches for a Lear 35 jet, magnetic mounts for his aquarium, replacement parts for boats, and his own CNC machine for precise metal machining. He is currently pursuing mechatronics at Toronto Metropolitan University.

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