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GEM produces and distributes tree derived disinfecting, reusable, compostable fabrics for domestic, industrial, and medical applications.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Retailing / Distribution
  • Location Cape Elizabeth, ME, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 2

Company Summary

GEM is a new company, however, as a prior entity (Solution Mates, Inc.), it distributed its core product rayon cleaning cloth to over 2000 outlets in the US including 900 Walmarts. The next generation product, a cloth bound to a non toxic anti-microbial has been tested under an MTI grant and has performed exceptionally well disinfecting highly contaminated non porous surface. The company would like to move all manufacturing from Asia to Maine.


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    Philip Pastore

    Mr. Pastore, an engineer, has over 24 years developing composite fabrics made from rayon. He is the founder of GlobEcoMaine as well as the founder of the company's predecessor, Solution Mates, Inc., from which he sold products from over 2000 retail outlets in the US. Mr. Pastore is an experienced project manager and at setting up distribution channels, importing goods, and marketing and selling. He focuses on developing beneficial business relat

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    Robert S Chiozzi
    Chief Technology Development Officer

    Mr. Chiozzi is an experienced analytical chemist with over 20 years working in academic and for profit biotechnology. He is also an MBA and has consulted to dozens of companies in a variety of industries helping them commercialize their technologies. He executed the technical aspect of an MTI seed grant that demonstrated the proposed product line was effective at binding a unique disinfectant and killing bacteria on contact on a non porous surf


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    Burnstein Shur
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    TBD, now using Stan Gavitt

Previous Investors

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    Maine Technology Institute