Pure Extracts

About Us


Pure Extracts (CSE: PULL, OTC: PRXTF) is positioned for growth in the commercial cannabis and psychedelics sector based on extensive extraction and production experience. With a team of qualified experts in the space and cutting-edge CO² and ethanol extraction technology, the Company is set up for long-term strategic distribution and product innovation.

The Company’s facility located in Pemberton, BC is built for EU-GMP certification (allowing for international sales) and aims to produce high quality, high purity formulations on a commercial scale. Solvent free, scalable production allows the Company to develop and deliver white-label formulations to service contract sales.

Pure Extracts – our brand is our promise.

Key Management

Ben Nikolaevsky
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Nikolaevsky holds over a decade of experience in corporate leadership roles across the natural products, agriculture and cannabis sectors. Under his recent leadership as President & CEO of Natura Naturals Inc., a private Canadian cannabis licensed producer, the company was acquired by Tilray Inc. Prior to Natura, he was president & CEO of Blue Goose Capital Corp. Mr. Nikolaevsky served as Market Vice President, National Accounts at CIBC and as Chief Credit Officer & Capital Markets Manager at IBM Global Financing Canada.

Doug Benville
Chief Operations Officer, Founder

Doug Benville has several years of experience in the cannabis space. He is highly proficient in cannabis cultivation, system operations and oil extraction. Mr. Benville has been with Pure Extracts since the company’s inception.

Alexander Logie
Director of Business Development

Mr. Logie is a serial entrepreneur with 30+ years of experience in the financial services sector. He co-founded Crane Capital and Mercury Capital, both successfully acquired by asset management firms. Mr. Logie recently held the position of interim CFO, acting COO and SVP of Business Development at Natura Naturals Inc., a privately held licensed producer of cannabis that was acquired by Tilray Inc. (Nasdaq: TLRY) at the start of 2019.

Andy Gauvin
Director of Sales

Mr. Gauvin is an accomplished, bilingual, senior sales leader that brings over 30 years of experience in the Cannabis and Beverage Alcohol space. Most recently, Mr. Gauvin was the Vice President of Sales with a startup licensed cannabis producer,  Natura Naturals. He established relationships with key provincial cannabis customers, developed sales strategies and played an important role in product development. In his previous role as Vice President of Sales Canada, with Moosehead Breweries, he built and developed a National Sales Strategy that incorporated all of the unique aspects from each province including jurisdiction P&L, formal sales management and built a sales culture that held sales people accountable and focused on results. Andy also brings extensive knowledge of navigating the complex federal and provincial regulatory environment.

Dwight Duncan

Mr. Duncan serves as a Senior Strategic Advisor at McMillan LLP, a large Canadian full-service business law firm. Mr. Duncan also serves as a Principal of McMillan Vantage, the firm’s wholly owned public policy advisory firm. Mr. Duncan also Chairs the Board of Directors of the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority, the federal crown corporation overseeing the construction and operation of the $5.7 billion Gordie Howe International Bridge. Mr. Duncan was formerly a Member of the Ontario Legislature, where he served as Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance, Chair of the Management Board of Cabinet, Chair of Cabinet, Government House Leader, Minister of Energy, Minister of Revenue, Minister of Government Services and Opposition House Leader. Mr. Duncan currently sits on the Board of Directors, and Chairs the Audit Committees, of Travelers Insurance Canada and the Dominion General Insurance Company. In addition, Mr. Duncan sits on the Boards of Directors of Crown Crest Trust, and the Global Risk Institute. Mr. Duncan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and MBA (University of Windsor) as well as a B.A. (Economics – McGill University).