- CEO/Co-founder, ProGrowTech
- Among the nation’s leading, innovative LED lighting experts for horticulture and cannabis sectors
- Board Member and former Executive Director, Arizona Dispensaries Association
- Co-founder, Arizona Medical Marijuana Association
- Co-author, 2010 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act
- Former political aide/consultant to prominent policy makers, including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
- Former C-level officer for publicly traded defense technology firm
- Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Bradley University
Andrew Myers is co-founder and CEO of ProGrowTech. In addition to establishing and executing the company’s overarching vision, he is instrumental in driving the implementation of operational, research and product development activities to help expand the company’s footprint nationwide.
A team builder whose strength rests in leading groups dedicated to tech development, Andrew recognized the immense, untapped potential of LED technology as a gamechanger in agricultural use, especially as the demand for quality harvests increased within an energy-conscious climate. In what would become a pioneering opportunity for advanced LED lighting solutions, he founded ProGrowTech in 2015, bringing together experts from the horticulture, lighting, legal and financial sectors.
Charting new territory in lighting science, Andrew and his team are revolutionizing the way LED technology is used with large-scale indoor growing operations. Under his leadership, ProGrowTech has developed the world’s most efficient and uniform agricultural LED lighting solution for indoor growing all types of crops. The company continues making advancements and is on the cusp of other lighting science breakthroughs that will further help growers increase profitability, yield and energy efficiency. Andrew’s commitment to innovation in cannabis, horticulture lighting and beyond hasn’t gone unnoticed – he was recognized as one of Greenhouse Product News’s 40 Under 40 in 2018.
Prior to founding ProGrowTech, Andrew’s illustrious career spanned state and national political scenes more than 14 years. His foray into the continually evolving LED lighting industry took root during these public policy days. As one of the authors of the 2010 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, he served as campaign manager and chief spokesperson for Proposition 203, the successful effort to make medical marijuana legal in Arizona. Following the campaign, he co-founded the Arizona Medical Marijuana Association, a 501(c)6 organization for licensed medical marijuana dispensaries and worked closely with the Arizona Department of Health Services to create the rules package that accompanied the AMMA. He also served as the Executive Director of the Arizona Dispensaries Association.
Before becoming involved in the state’s medical marijuana initiative, Andrew was a C-level officer for a publicly traded defense technology firm that worked on the development of tactical armor solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense leveraging nanotechnology and other advanced materials solutions, and as a political aide or consultant to many prominent policy makers, including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.
Andrew graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Dispensaries Association. He lives in Phoenix with his wife and two young children.