The ColPro group is headed by Martin Gustafson the inventor of the BioDome and CEO. He and the founding ColPro group members were inspired by Marty’s idea to design a shelter that would protect a family from a chemical or biological threat. However, that was just the beginning. With the support of friends, and then influential and highly knowledge military officers, along with a lot of faith, his idea turned into “the first-of its-kind” life saving military grade CB shelter.
Read more about the background of the ColPro group below.
CEO & PRESIDENT, COLPRO INC; INVENTOR OF THE BIODOME
Martin Gustafson is CEO & President of ColPro Inc and the inventor of The BioDome, the first-of-its-kind portable, military-grade chemical and biological all-inclusive shelter system. The BioDome represents years of intense research and product design work in the private, medical and military sectors to produce a shelter system that would protect a family from a chemical or biological attack.
Gustafson began working on the concept in 2002, following the terrorist attacks on 9/11. This was done in an effort to protect his own family. Martin began developing a compact chemical-biological air filter with blower motor to create a pressurized environment. He formed GusCo in 2004 to begin research for a protective fabric to produce a shelter system. A U.S. Utility Patent was awarded in February 2009. Production for The BioDome began in late 2010. ColPro Inc. was formed as the marketing arm for The BioDome as global interest in the shelter system increased.
Gustafson is a former building contractor whose work included overseeing skilled workers and supervisors, as well as commercial building, particularly strip malls & hospital MRI offices buildings.
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Dr. Redwine earned his doctorate in Organo-Metallic Chemical Synthesis at the University of Nevada, Reno and a B.S. degree in chemistry from the same institution.
Dr. Redwine recently served as a Test Director and Program Manager at the U. S. Army, West Desert Test Facility, Dugway Proving Ground in Utah for the past seven years. He has also served as a member of the Collective Protection Commodity Area Process Action Team (CAPAT) and Collective Protection Group Lead at Dugway Proving Ground. He was the Joint Expeditionary Collective Protection (JECP) acquisition test lead for Dugway Proving Ground for five years as well as the director of many separate test events.
Dr. Redwine has six years of experience in multi-step synthesis of Organo-Metallic compounds and has presented his work with platinum and palladium compounds at national conferences. He has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Dr. Redwine’s work for the military resulted in many articles, documents and presentations, most of which are classified. He was a chemistry instructor for several years at Western Nevada College. Dr. Redwine has broad experience using and testing Chemical and Biological weapons and their simulants, including analytic methods.
US Army 1956-1958
2 years service, stationed – Republic of West Germany
Military Police, Top Secret Clearance
Fairleigh Dickinson University 1958-1962
Teaneck, New Jersey
Bachelor of Science, BS degree
Business Administration, Major
Business owner 1965 – 2002
Steelson Plastics Company - CEO, President 2002 – present
Business types: Manufacturing – Polymer film extrusion and Sales companies
Experienced in Barrier properties of fluoropolymer (carbon/fluorine compound) films. Coextrusion and laminated film composites.