ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Tuesday June 4, 2013 – The Grenada government says it is saddened at the death of David Friedman, the owner and founder of the Grenada Chocolate Factory who was electrocuted over the weekend.
Friedman, who is also known as “Mott Green” was reportedly repairing equipment at his storehouse at the Belmont Estate when the incident occurred. Originally from the United States, he established the company in 1999.
Tourism Minister Alexandra Otway-Noel described Friedman “as a friend of Grenada and entrepreneur who worked tirelessly to promote our cocoa and by extension our country,” adding “we feel a strong sense of sorrow for this loss to Grenada. Mott’s passing is also a blow to cocoa exports, in light of the campaign he has been leading”.
The minister said that Friedman “passionately led the creation of a company that manufactures and exports this country’s cocoa and while increasing Grenada’s profile internationally. He also provided employment for our people.
“We feel that as part of our tribute to our friend Mott and to his legacy that we all work together to ensure his company continues to grow from strength to strength.
“We are confident that Mott’s chocolate factory has a vibrant role to play in a refreshing new economy that is unfolding in this new administration and we are certain he would have been happy to be a part of it,” she added.