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VAPE Holdings Accelerates Product Development and Consulting Expertise with Addition of Chief Science Officer

Mark Scialdone Brings Over 20 Years of Relevant Experience

CHATSWORTH, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 4, 2015 / Vape Holdings, Inc. (VAPE) (the "Company" or "Vape"), holding company focused on providing healthy, efficient, and sustainable vaporization products and management, consulting, branding, real estate and compliant packaging solutions to lawfully operating participants in the legal cannabis industry, is pleased to announce that Mark A. Scialdone PhD will transition immediately into the newly established positions of Chief Science Officer and Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board for VAPE Holdings.

Dr. Scialdone will lead the expansion of VAPE Holding's intellectual property portfolio into fundamental and licensable interests in plant extracts and other related products. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemistry from Wayne State University and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Colorado State University. Dr. Scialdone brings over two decades of world class experience in product development and fundamental science research at E.I. duPont de Nemours (DD) and his consulting company BetterChem Consulting LLC. Mark is an inventor or co-inventor of 25 issued US patents and author of 15 publications in scientific literature. He is a recognized expert in plant oil extraction, natural product chemistry, characterization, organic synthesis and catalysis.

"We are extremely pleased that. Mark has agreed to join the leadership team of our Company," explained VAPE Holdings CEO Kyle Tracey. "His unique combination of world class chemistry and business acumen elevates our capability at these times of remarkable growth in the industry and in our own company."

"I am very excited to join the team at Vape where we will develop next generation, value-added products and build alliances across the industry underpinned by our scientific know-how," according to Dr. Scialdone. "This provides me with a very exciting opportunity to apply my passion to discover and develop safe and effective products from botanical plant sources," added Dr. Scialdone.

About Vape Holdings, Inc.

Vape Holdings, Inc. focuses on designing, marketing, and distributing various vaporization products and provides management, consulting, branding, real estate and compliant packaging solutions to lawfully operating participants in the legal cannabis industry. The company offers medical and food grade ceramic products primarily under the HIVE Ceramics brand throughout North America, Europe and South America. HIVE offers a nonporous, non-corrosive, chemically inert ceramic vaporization element, which can be used for a range of applications, including stand-alone vaporization products and electronic cigarettes. The company is based in Chatsworth, California.

For more information on HIVE Ceramics and to visit our e-commerce site, please visit: http://www.hiveceramics.com.

From time to time, Vape Holdings will provide market updates and news via its website http://www.vapeholdings.com/ or the Company's Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/1d5c7iO.

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SOURCE: VAPE Holdings, Inc.