Founded in 2019 and based in Bentonville, AR, Buffalo Extraction Systems is a company working in the CO2 extraction space led by a young, dynamic group of technocrats. The company offers state of the art extraction solutions catering to the needs of the cannabis, hops, nutraceutical, and pharma industry in the U.S. & Canada.

Buffalo Extraction is a sister concern of Cybernetik Technologies (http://www.cybernetik.com), a 30 year old automation company that has been manufacturing high end material handling and process automation solutions for multinationals such as Hershey’s, GSK, Novartis, Mondelez, and Mars International.

Buffalo Extraction Systems will supply Supercritical Carbon dioxide (CO2) Extraction Systems for hemp/cannabis extraction. Other deliverables include:

  • Process Consultation
  • GMP Compliance & Documentation
  • Complete System Automation
  • Local service & Spares
  • Handholding

Made with the greatest emphasis on safety, our equipment is easy to use and maintain, and comes loaded with an on-board computer for continuous monitoring and control. Buffalo Extraction Systems is committed to navigating its clients through the nitty-gritty of the extraction process from concept to commissioning. 

MANAGEMENT

BHAVIN PANCHAL

CEO & Co-Founder, Buffalo Extraction Systems


Bhavin is a strategic and results-oriented leader with proven track record of achieving business growth in Asia and the U.S. with 10+ years of leadership experience in Pharma/ Biotech, Research Tools, and Diagnostics industries. Experienced in leading teams spanning multiple functions including Sales, Marketing, R&D, Product Development and Support.

Demonstrated core competencies include ability to:

  • Create and grow businesses in fast-moving, evolving, and mature markets.
  • Problem solving and rapid turnaround of underperforming businesses.
  • Develop actionable strategies and drive them to successful execution.
  • Understand and leverage technology and IP to drive business value.
  • Build high performing teams across multiple geographies and cultures.
  • Create strong, sustainable brands.
  • Leverage multiple sales and marketing channels to effectively reach customers.

Bhavin holds a B.S in Biotechnology and Biochemical Pharmacology, and an M.S in Biomedical Sciences from State University of Buffalo, along with an Advanced Product Management from Stanford University.

SRIVATSA MAHESH

CTO & Co-Founder, Buffalo Extraction Systems


Srivatsa epitomizes excellence in automating the extraction process. As Business Head of Extraction at Cybernetik, he has smoothly navigated extractions in flavours, fragrances, and other spice oils, procedures more complex than cannabis extraction.

A Master of Science in Automotive Engineering from RWTH Aachen, and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from The State University New York at Buffalo, Srivatsa’s career trajectory spans across the United States, Europe, and India.

With over 12 years of experience, he is passionate about technical design, automation, AI & digitisation. With an impeccable record of commissioning projects ranging from robotics, process automation, and material handling to automation, Srivatsa’s engineering expertise in the SCFE space and SME are unmatched.

YOGESH JHAMTANI

CFO & Co-Founder, Buffalo Extraction Systems


Yogesh is an economist and a financial whiz, endowed with boundless energy, diligence, and multitasking capacity that propels a startup in its early days. Yogesh has worked in banking, operations, change management, business analysis, and assets pricing, while leading cross-functional projects in EMEA and APAC.

An entrepreneur since 2013, Yogesh co-founded Buffalo Extraction Systems in 2019. Earlier, he was the Operations Chief for a textile company, and is the founder of Dakshinam, a craft based handloom enterprise in India.

Yogesh completed his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Bachelor of Arts in Economics, from The State University of New York at Buffalo. He also pursued an executive course at IIM Ahmedabad in 2017.

SAMEER LAMBA

Founding Advisor


Sameer is a tech guru. Most things technology spark his interest, his strongest passion being to make technology tangible for the user, including helping people harness the superb capabilities of the digital world around them. He has over a decade of experience applying design thinking and human-centered product management and training.

As Founding Advisor at Buffalo Extraction Systems, Sameer directs the launch and growth of key products that deliver benefits to businesses in the SCFE space. He is also the Co-Founder at Kodago, Sky 21 Venture Partners Inc., where he enables businesses to strategize, design, develop, and deploy custom iOS and Android mobile applications. 

Sameer lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and is currently pursuing his MS from Harvard University in MIS, while working full-time as a Product Manager for a prestigious healthcare information technology company. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and MIS, from The State University of New York at Buffalo.