About us

EcoGEM’s Mission Statement:

To provide innovative solutions using mineral-based products that improve soil, water, and environmental health globally. To educate and drive sustainable, regenerative agricultural practices that HEAL THE SOIL to FEED THE WORLD......

To bring Mother Nature’s Own Technology to Heal Herself to provide value to our customers and future generations.

HEAL THE SOIL to FEED THE EARTH

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  • Denver-based EcoGEM is focused on global regenerative agriculture through its portfolio of high-quality, extremely pure Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate (CSD) products. EcoGEM’s products provide an affordable and accessible approach for engaging in regenerative agriculture to reap rapid results and offer considerable Return on Investment (ROI) for users.
  • EcoGEM’s products contain the highest quality naturally occurring CSD available in the marketplace today. They are available in bulk form as well as pre-packaged for retail distribution and purchase. Sourced from both Utah and Arizona, the Company owns the rights to more than 10 million tons of CSD.
  • By leveraging the elements and power of Mother Nature, CSD is used in regenerative agriculture to promote soil health, manage water use, and facilitate carbon capture while enhancing the overall health of the environment.
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CAPABILITIES

We are a leader in organic, engineered agricultural and food Calcium Sulfate amendments and products, We provide:

• Access to expert soil agronomists

• Export to international markets

• Full logistics capabilities

• World class customer service and benefits

The Mineral: Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate’s History:

Originally used in making plaster adornments in homes of the Kings and Queens of Europe, the plaster workers would shake their smocks off in the green grass outside the building.  In a short time they noticed that the grass was significantly greener where they shook off the plaster than in the rest of the garden.  This was the catalyst for using Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate in agriculture.

Although Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate has been used for centuries in agriculture1, it has not been marketed  in the last 100 years or so.  Other minerals like Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium have taken the lead.  However, we are beginning to see the point of diminishing returns in these fertilizers – and significant damage to the soil because of their overuse. The next Green Revolution is  critical to our future.

EcoGEM, LLC has the largest high purity source of Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate in the western USA. 

Certified for organic use by OMRI, EcoGEM, LLC’s products can meet many of your agricultural needs at a lower cost.

EcoGEM Team

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DR. JANICE JONES

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dr. Jones has served as Managing Director of Good Earth Minerals, LLC since late 2009. Under her leadership, the Company has built a significant asset base. 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., a private 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.

 
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DAVID MARTIN

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT - STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

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.

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George Lampros

EXECUTIVE ADVISOR

Mr. Lampros is President of Business Growth Innovations and currently serves as Operating Advisor, Operating Partner and Board Member of several private equity and manufacturing firms. He has run several Fortune 500 and middle market consumer product and industrial companies as their CEO and/or Senior Executive. George has a track record of doubling EBITDA and later selling these companies at high multiples / enterprise values.

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ANDREW RONNINGEN

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.

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TIM BARINGER

DIRECTOR, LOGISTICS

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.

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MARCELO ERNANDES

VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, ECOGEM
Mr. Ernandes has a track record of delivering millions of dollars in sales to agriculture enterprises. He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Sales for North America Vegetable Seeds at Bayer. He also spent several years in various capacities at Monsanto Latin America in the crop protection and seed divisions.
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Eric Johnson

Senior Vice President of Retail Sales

Mr. Johnson is a dynamic commercial and general management executive with deep success in transforming business growth and profitability across multiple industries.  He is a passionate thought leader with strong operations leadership, marketing, and sales strategy skills developed at Pfizer, Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, Snyder’s-Lance, and Flowers Foods.  Mr. Johnson is an innovative thought leader who sets clear, strategic vision and enables teams to deliver superior results.  He holds a Master of BA degree from Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University.

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Wayne Lutomski

COMMERCIAL SALES, EcoGEM

Mr. Lutomski has been a senior executive in the food and beverage industry – bringing brands to life around the world.  Having launched brands in over 60 countries and built market leading positions throughout the world, Wayne specializes in sales, marketing and product development.  Working as either the President of UNO Foods or Vice President of International of brands such as, Welch’s (which included initiating a Global Ingredient Division), Just Born, and as the General Manager of a start-up JV between Starbucks and Pepsi International, Wayne has led the development of new products to the world, led market success from start-up to maturity and turned businesses around.  A key factor in Wayne’s success has been in building strong relationships with business partners based upon shared values and a vision for success, strong financial metrics, and creative market execution.  Wayne’s previous experience includes stints with SoBe Beverages, Quaker Oats/Gatorade, Snapple and the E&J Gallo Winery.  Wayne graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University.

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