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Niraj Patel is the CEO of Bidi Vapor and Kaival Brands. He also serves as Chief Financial Officer, President, Treasurer, and Director for both companies. Mr. Patel currently resides in Florida, United States.
Niraj has a Master’s in Chemistry from Florida Institute of Technology and holds a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification. He is a certified, skilled-risk management expert.
Driven and committed to innovate the vape industry, Raj uses modern technology, innovations, and responsible business practices. Together with his partners, they continue to build companies that are worthy of their vision of the future.
Raj grew up in and around the tobacco industry. His family has been in the business for almost 30 years. His father used to work for a tobacco processing company before starting a similar company of his own.
The Patel family business started out with processing tobacco leaves to be sold to larger tobacco companies. They were used for beedi cigarette rolling and manufacturing. At present, the Patel family business remains to be a part of the processed tobacco leaves industry. In a way, Raj built Bidi Vapor as an innovation of their family business. Patel’s business legacy continues in Raj’s Bidi Vapor brand, pioneering innovation, research and technology in the vape industry.
Attended AISSMS College of Pharmacy in Pune, India
He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy in 2004. In 2005, Raj attended the Florida Institute of Technology and received his Master’s Degree in Chemistry.
Acquired a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
He acquired a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification while he was finishing his studies at FIT. Raj is a certified skilled risk management expert. He can quickly identify faulty business models and quickly find creative solutions to remedy these situations.
On a trip to Las Vegas to attend a trade show, Raj witnessed a demonstration for CBD oil and was astounded by the results on a child with birth defects. He asked the exhibitors how much it costs and was surprised to discover that a liter cost $125,000.
Inspired by the prospect of starting a business in CBD products, he started working out feasibility studies. Having a background in chemistry and pharmacy, he studied the absorption rate of CBD. His studies revealed that CBD was only being absorbed at a rate of 5%, an expensive molecule that could potentially cause challenges for a business.
Despite the results of his studies, Raj and his family proceeded in establishing a company that sold the CBD White Label product. It was received positively by the market and was bound for great success. In fact, each family member involved in the CBD White Label company earned tremendously, enough to invest and launch their own companies.
During this period, the Patel family business was also producing nicotine, but was not as successful as the CBD White Label. Reaching in his bag of skills and experience, Raj sought to improve nicotine products that are currently available in the market.
His approach involved improving existing technologies, creating efficient processes to provide better user experience. This method proved to be an effective template for all of Raj’s endeavors further on in life.
On a trip to Las Vegas to attend a trade show, Raj witnessed a demonstration for CBD oil and was astounded by the results on a child with birth defects. He asked the exhibitors how much it costs and was surprised that a liter costs $125,000.
Inspired by the prospect of starting a business in CBD products, he started working out feasibility studies. Having a background in chemistry and pharmacy, he studied the absorption rate of CBD. He then found out that it was only being absorbed at a rate of 5%, and he thought it was an expensive molecule and would face challenges as a business.
Despite the apparent challenges, Raj and his family started a company that sold the CBD White Label product. The product was received positively, and they achieved great success. Each family member in that partnership earned enough to start their own business.
During this time, they were also producing nicotine, but it wasn’t as successful as the CBD White Label. Reaching in his bag of skills and experience with chemical compounds, Raj sought to improve nicotine products currently in the market.
His approach of improving existing technologies to make them more efficient and better for the user’s experience will prove an effective template for all of Raj’s endeavors further on in life.
With his family’s support, Raj started testing out different nicotine vape brands to find out how to improve these products. Observing his family alone revealed that although most of them are enjoying vapes, they would occasionally smoke cigarettes, seeking for the satisfaction they are used to experiencing with tobacco products.
Raj figured out that what was missing with these products was nicotine strength. However, increasing the nicotine level is not simply. It creates an unpleasant after-taste compromising the whole vaping experience. High nicotine levels compromises the flavor of vape devices and makes it too harsh to use.
He tried to develop a technique to balance it all out. Raj and his team discovered that heat plays a significant part in delivering consistent vaping experience. They found out a way to isolate the liquid by heating a small amount at a time and only when needed.
The team also developed a control system, unique to the BIDI® Stick. This made it possible to consistently and automatically cut the vape device’s power once it senses that your lungs are full.
Another gap in the industry is the lack of the technology to measure puffs in vaping devices. The gap creates dissatisfaction among its adult users. Raj and his team installed a small computer chip to monitor air pressure, allowing each puff to be measured while delivering a consistent drag in every hit. This is another unique selling point of the BIDI® Stick.
Raj and his team took two years to develop and perfect Bidi Vapor’s premium product – the BIDI® Stick.
Raj and Bidi Vapor have always maintained their stand against youth access. As evident in how the company conducts itself – still taking into consideration not to attract underage people. The company is committed to becoming a vape industry leader, pioneering technologies and policies to protect consumers.
Bidi Vapor’s mission is to produce high-quality products that can make a change in a consumers’ way of life and serve as a beacon for the entire industry for positive change.
Our clear commitment to offering premium products to our consumers is at the heart of our company’s vision and mission, and our purpose is built around it. Prioritizing sustainability in our business has also helped with the company’s growth and success. With this, we aim to leave a lasting, positive impression on the vaping industry. We will continue to hold ourselves to our own high compliance standards and will continue to be a leader for the ENDS industry, because it is the right thing to do.
At our company, we prioritize keeping ENDS products out of the hands of underage youth. Increased precautions add levels of protection that not only help prevent our products from reaching minors but also protect adult consumers from potentially dangerous and hazardous counterfeit products. As partners, Bidi Vapor and Kaival Brands spare no expense to go above and beyond the stringent regulatory requirements. However, with the current state of limited enforcement, it does make being one of the few companies playing by the rules challenging. Our clear commitment to offering premium products to our consumers is at the heart of our company’s vision and mission, and our purpose is built around it. We have a robust process to ensure compliance with all PACT Act, licensing, tax, and regulatory matters. With this, we hope to build a positive legacy for future generations.
We have a robust compliance process to ensure compliance with all PACT Act, licensing, tax, and regulatory matters. As part of our commitment to responsible compliance efforts, Bidi Vapor follows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s guidelines in promoting and manufacturing tobacco and nicotine products. We are committed to our responsibility in the vaping industry through the BIDI® Youth Access Prevention Measures. By complying with all state laws associated with the distribution of ENDS products, we are able to add levels of protection to help prevent minors from reaching Bidi Vapor products while ensuring that BIDI® Stick is marketed responsibly only to adult consumers.
It is the principal focus of our sustainability agenda to improve the way we do business, as well as placing a greater emphasis on the importance of addressing climate change and environmental management. I hope that, with this publication, it will give you a better insight into the challenges we face and the progress we’ve made to attain our sustainability efforts. I firmly believe that with sustainability in our core values, we can commit to delivering a positive social impact and ensuring robust corporate governance.