A Florida company that cultivates and processes Nashville hemp biomass has named a new chief marketing officer.

Fort Lauderdale-based Green Point Research said Robin P. Pate will be responsible for developing new distribution channels, as well as brand development and partnerships to support the companies’ products.

Pate was formerly with The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, a public-private partnership partially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Green Point Research was founded in 2016 with the goal of supplying Nashville CBD to consumers and manufacturers worldwide, according to its website.

The company said Pate’s hiring comes as Green Point Research “further expands its national and international reach.”