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• Plant Nutrition • Soil Restoration • Water Purification • Food Enrichment
The world faces enormous challenges, agricultural land loss and water stress being few of the most alarming ones. As population is rapidly increasing, arable soil or agricultural land is decreasing by 30 million acres each year. Malnutrition and hunger are already a factor for one third of the world’s population.
The market is flooded with low-quality Calcium Sulfate Anhydrite and synthetic materials not suited for agriculture use as soil amendments. EcoGEM products are allowed for crop use according to National Organic Program (NOP) regulations. Our large supply of pure, organic Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate or gypsum amendment proves to provide tremendous benefit to plant, soil, and food. EcoGEM products are listed by OMRI (Organic Minerals Review Institute) for use in growing organic crops and food.
Organic Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate (CaSO4 + 2H20 “Gypsum”)
“There is not an acre of irrigated land that does not require Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate.”
– Brent Rouppet, PHD Soil Scientist
REDUCES WATER CONSUMPTION
PROVIDES ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS
IMPROVES CROP YIELD
BLOCKS PHOSPHOROUS & NITROGEN RUNOFF
REMOVES SALT & TOXINS
Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate (gypsum) is the only known natural solution for soils high in sodium (Na) and magnesium (Mg). Such soils are common in lower rainfall parts of the world, especially where irrigation is the primary source of water. Soils with a high mineral salts demonstrate severe limitations on crop health and yields. Eco-Gem are suppliers worldwide for gypsum amendments that return soil to health.
EcoGEM®+80 Ag grade, spreadable Calcium Sulfate PRODUCT SHEET
EcoGEM®+90 Highest quality, spreadable Calcium Sulfate PRODUCT SHEET
EcoGEM®+80organic Ag grade, spreadable Calcium Sulfate PRODUCT SHEET
EcoGEM®+90organic Highest quality, spreadable Calcium Sulfate PRODUCT SHEET
EcoGEM®+pellet Pelletized Calcium Sulfate
EcoGEM®+compost Pelletized Calcium Sulfate + compost
EcoGEM®+zinc Pelletized Calcium Sulfate + zinc
EcoGEM®+foodgrade Foodgrade Calcium Sulfate
(Additional engineered products coming soon)
Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate (gypsum) is the only known natural solution for soils high in sodium (Na) and magnesium (Mg). Such soils are common in lower rainfall parts of the world, especially when irrigation is the primary source of water. Soils with a high mineral salts demonstrate severe limitations on crop health and yields.
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Mr. Tanchuk is an accomplished CEO, business leader, entrepreneur and board member with extensive experience in multiple international businesses including advanced materials, manufacturing, metals, and energy. He has consistently delivered increased profits for stakeholders. Mr. Tanchuk has had profit responsibility for businesses with revenues from $100 million to $1.5 billion. He has managed organizations across multiple sites within the United States and globally with employees ranging from 150 – 2500 people. Mr. Tanchuk has held the senior leadership position at Inland Steel, Reynolds Metals Company, Alcoa, Century Aluminum, Ormet Corporation, Summit Natural Gas and Wise Alloys. Mr. Tanchuk served as a member of the Board of Directors of Ormet Corporation. He also was on the Board of joint ventures with Mitsui, YKK and Trafigura. He completed the Executive Business Program at the University of Washington and earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Bucknell University.
DR. JANICE JONES
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dr. Janice Jones – Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Jones has served as Managing Director of Good Earth Minerals, LLC since late 2009. During her tenure, the Company has grown to an asset value in excess of $2.5 Billion. She has assembled an experienced management team, acquired four major calcium sulfate deposits, and commenced production with the Company’s first mine. She has over 25 years of experience on Wall Street and has been featured in a number of financial publications, including Forbes. She also received the prestigious Hunter College Hall of Fame Award. For over 10 years, she served as President of Chartwell & Company, Inc., an investment banking and financial relations firm which focused on several industries, including natural resources and technology. She has also raised significant debt and equity capital for numerous growth companies. Dr. Jones received both a Masters and Ph.D. in Social Sciences from Yeshiva University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College.
Don Bryant – Senior Advisor. Mr. Bryant has over 30 years of experience in the food sector, building successful enterprises and creating significant shareholder value. He most recently served as President/CEO for Hopunion, LLC, where he increased annual gross revenues from $28 million to $143 million. After Hopunion, he led the merger of Yakima Chief and Hopunion to become Yakima Chief-Hopunion LLC, which at $330 million is the largest hop supplier in the world to the brewing industry with offices in Belgium, China, Hong Kong, Germany and Washington, with 21 facilities in the US and Germany. He has also held senior management positions for such companies as Mark Anthony Brands, E & J Gallo Winery and Procter & Gamble. Mr. Bryant holds an MBA from Lehigh University School of Business in Pennsylvania.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
David Martin — Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Martin brings 25 years of operating experience in food and agriculture companies. He served as Vice President of Operations at Essentia Protein Solutions, the world’s largest producer of meat ingredients and functional proteins with production facilities in eight countries. Mr. Martin held senior positions for over 14 years with ConAgra Foods & JBS, with more than 20 production plants across 10 countries. He also served as Controller and Director of Production Scheduling for over 10 years at Tyson Foods. Mr. Martin has a demonstrated record of leadership, building teams, reducing costs, increasing efficiency and improving EBITDA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Michael Bennett – Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bennett served as CFO for Factory Design Labs, an international digital advertising agency generating over $70 million in annual revenues. Michael was a founding financial leader of Exclusive Resorts, now the world’s largest luxury vacation club and began his career with Arthur Andersen and PwC in Silicon Valley consulting companies in the technology sector. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo and is a CPA.
Tim Baringer- Director of Supply Chain and Logistics. Mr. Baringer has over 25 years of experience in the supply chain/transportation industry. He has served at all levels of logistics with such companies as IBM, SterlingCommerce, Swift & Company, Tyson Foods and Schneider National. Mr. Baringer holds a B.A. Degree from Luther College in Decorah, IA. He is a recipient of the 2013 IBM Sales Eminence Award.
VICE PRESIDENT SALES & MARKETING
Andrew brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience at the Vice President and Managing Director role in a wide range of industries. His experience includes nearly all forms of on-line and off-line marketing for B2B and B2C companies. Andrew has led global teams, including assignments in Europe and Asia. He spent many seasons during his youth harvesting wheat and soybeans in rural Minnesota and has since appreciated the industry and the skill and grit required to be successful. The EcoGEM products support his passion for helping farmers/growers to improve results while preserving the environment.
We are the leader in organic, engineered, gypsum soil amendments, gypsum micronutrients, and gypsum crop soil nutrient sources that are proven to be of tremendous benefit to plants, consumer products and food.
With a mission of returning global arable land and soil back to production by providing revolutionary gypsum mineral amendments to solve this global crisis, our gypsum amendment supply and cutting-edge science provide many positive benefits in achieving our objectives:
- Improve soil structure by adding gypsum amendments to intensify growth of soil organisms
- Engineered gypsum amendment to increase soil permeability and aeration to reduce water consumption
- Engineered gypsum amendment to increase soil permeability and aeration to reduce water consumption
- Reduce soil compaction to allow deeper root penetration
- Increase plant growth and improve crop yield through organic gypsum amendments
- Remove salt and toxins from soil that limit crop yields and health
- Gypsum is a natural solution for blocking phosphorous & nitrogen runoff
Call EcoGEM® to learn more about our gypsum products. We supply for national and worldwide restoration of damaged soil to full production and to increase growth for new plant production.
Gypsum for Soil
Gypsum, also called selenite, is a micronutrient soils amendment that has been used by farmers, gardeners and consumer product manufacturers for decades. Among other things, gypsum amendments improve soils and soil structure and helps stimulate root growth.
Sadly, with a rapidly growing global population, our world is facing prodigious challenges including garden, agricultural land and soil loss. This condition can be improved and overcome in time by correcting poor soil conditions with gypsum soil amendments to remediate sodic soils, increase soil water retention and provide calcium and sulfur as a crop nutrient source.
Specifically, gypsum soil amendment provides tremendous benefits to soil properties in gardens and agricultural land by:
Loosening tightly compacted soil to improve soil structure through adding gypsum
Providing aeration and permeability
Decreasing wind erosion of soil and soil structure
We simply cannot emphasize enough the tremendous common benefits of essential gypsum soil amendment and conditioner to improve the sustainability of all irrigated soil.
Call us today to learn more about the use of gypsum soil amendments and essential crop nutrients to create a healthy soil aggregation.
As a leading provider and exporter of pure, organic gypsum to international markets, we have an abundant supply of gypsum with which to help return global arable land back to healthy soil structure and full production.
Our capabilities as a leader in farm and food calcium sulfate products, or gypsum, include:
- Access to expert agronomists
- Gypsum amendment sale and export to international markets
- Full logistics capabilities
- World class customer service and benefits
Nature provides us with an abundant gypsum supply, the essential soil amendment and crop nutrients source necessary to improve the structure of soils.
Call EcoGEM® to learn more about the beneficial results of gypsum for soil amending, or to request information about gypsum supply and bulk prices in your location. 303-500-6944