CEM was founded in 1978 by our current CEO, Dr. Michael J. Collins. For over 40 years we have designed and developed laboratory instrumentation and scientific methods (both microwave-based and non-microwave technologies) that are used by major companies, prestigious research institutes, and universities around the world. We are a private company with global headquarters outside Charlotte, North Carolina, along with offices in England, Germany, Japan, France, Italy, Singapore, and Ireland. Our major products provide unique solutions for compositional analysis of food and chemical samples, acid digestion for elemental analysis, and chemical synthesis of peptides and small molecules.
A Great Place to Work We believe that our greatest asset as a company is the people we work with. Together, we are what makes CEM what it is today, a great place to work.
CEM Corporation is founded based on a revolutionary new microwave drying concept for moisture/solids analysis.
The company’s three founders Dr. Michael J. Collins (C – Chemist), Ronald Goetchius (E – Electrical Engineer), and Bill Cruse Jr. (M – Mechanical Engineer) shared a vision for a new microwave drying technology that could revolutionize the speed with which moisture/ solids analysis could be performed. Together, went out on their own and formed CEM Corporation near Charlotte, NC USA. They then developed the first microwave laboratory instrument for moisture/ solids analysis, which reduced analysis times from hours to minutes. This system successfully revolutionized many process control procedures for foods and chemicals globally.