Mott Green founded the Grenada Chocolate Company in 1999. Mr. Green was born David Friedman, and grew up on Staten Island. He became Mott over the course of many years of visiting and eventually living in Grenada, where residents had a distinctive way of pronouncing his nickname, Moth. He later took Green as his surname to reflect his environmental interests. Grenada Chocolate Company is a cocoa-growing and chocolate-making cooperative, producing chocolate from tree to bar. Their organic cocoa farm uses solar energy to power the factory. On June 1, 2013, Mott Green was tragically electrocuted while working at the factory.