Inhuis was founded in May 2018, when Ron Berkhout realized the need for a knowledgeable company with excellent leadership and management was required for the rapidly growing medical horticulture market.
Inhuis combines over 200 years of knowledge from the leaders in every sector of the horticulture industry, greenhouses, supplemental lighting, automation, irrigation, benching, controls, HVAC, security, licensing, and more. With a Master team of experts, Inhuis provides solutions for your growing needs, based on your budget, your wish list, and your potential for expansion.
Ron Berkhout Founding Partner
Ron started his education in the greenhouse industry at the age of 10, following his father, Peter Berkhout, around greenhouses he was building. Eventually, Ron joined his father at PL Light Systems, where they worked side by side, until they left to open the Canadian division of Gavita Horticultural Lighting (Now Gavita Inc. owned by Hawthorne). Ron was the General Manager of Gavita Canada Inc. for 15 years before deciding it was time for a career change. He saw a need in the rapidly changing horticultural industry for someone to be a single point of contact, for companies looking to invest in a highly efficient, top-notch growing facility. To that end, he briefly worked with VRE systems to spearhead their turnkey division, Canavis, before branching off on his own, and starting Inhuis. Ron draws on his long-standing relationships with the very best in the industry to provide full turnkey solutions for your facility, whether it’s a greenhouse or an indoor facility.
Jennifer van Dijk Managing Partner
Jennifer has a very diverse background, that provides her a wide range of knowledge and skills. From her first job at 15 years old as a file clerk, to running her own business, being a research assistant to Court Registrar with the Ministry of the Attorney General, as well as sales and office manager with Gavita Canada, Jennifer has earned her place as Managing Partner of Inhuis. She brings years of organization, writing, presenting, sales and relationship building to the Inhuis team. Jennifer manages the timelines of your project, from the quoting stages, straight through to handing over the keys to your completed facility. She ensures all the components of your quote, from drafting the Scope of Work, to the final presentation package are perfect, and handled efficiently. Jennifer works directly with the on-site project manager to ensure the next steps are meeting deadlines, and materials are on-site on time, an ensure your project meets GMP, ACMPR, and the Cannabis Act rules and regulations.
Dominic Papa US Sales Manager
Dominic studied Plant Biology and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University, and Stockton College before getting involved in a diverse background of sales, customer service, and logistics. He has been in the horticulture industry for over a decade, beginning his career at Sunlight Supply promoting exceptional service to growers and retailers. After a move back to Florida, he partnered up with Gavita Horticultural Lighting (Now Gavita Inc., owned by Hawthorne) as the first U.S. sales representative for what was then a Netherland-based company. Because of his passion and commitment to help achieve progress for the industry, he has joined Inhuis to continue contributing to help cultivators succeed.
Cross Palalas Marketing Director
Cross has grown up with a passion for business as a result of being surrounded by influential businessmen growing up. He took this love of business to Niagara College for their Business Administration and Marketing program where he has been at the top of his class. He was awarded the Marketing Director for Enactus Niagara College in his first year. Cross has had the opportunity to work on marketing and branding projects with more than 25 companies through school and work with Niagara Research & Innovation, including the OCS. He started his own company, Spartan Branding in the summer of 2018, and after some contract work for Inhuis, he was hired. He remains actively engaged with his own company.