About Us


Our 3-Ply disposable surgical masks are manufactured in Tampa, Florida with US sourced materials. Our executive and management team is highly diverse and minority.  Our ownership is highly diversified and consists of professionals with experience in medical, energy, construction and the food/beverage industries. (See “About Us”)

Our state-of-the-art 10,000 sf manufacturing facility has been upgraded to house up to 8 automated machines that are each capable of producing over 80 masks a minute. Our facility follows the strictest guidelines of the CDC to protect our employees and their families in this pandemic environment.

American Surgical Mask Co is a socially responsible company. We have established our manufacturing facility on the campus of Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan Team (THAP), a business incubator with over 100 minority-owned business entrepreneurs.  Our company offers our employees living wages with full benefits.  Our executive team will be involved in mentoring and supporting entrepreneurship while donating surgical masks to the local community.

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Executive Team

Matthew Brandman | President & CEO

A serial entrepreneur with 20 years of expertise in all facets of real estate acquisitions, entitlements, development, construction, and sales, developing close to $250,000,000 worth of real estate in the past 10 years, while creating a self-contained supply chain including sourcing and purchasing activities.

Kalu Watanabe | Chief Strategic Officer

Kalu is a serial entrepreneur founding innovative new businesses, developing IP and innovating technologies. He has led recruiting, research, operating & strategic partnerships around the world.  As an award-winning business plan writer, he has established strategic footprints for multiple start-up businesses.

Charles Young | Chief Financial Officer

Charles has over 25 years of experience in public accounting, private industry, and internal audit. His career started at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has since worked at Coca-Cola and Time Warner. Through his family-owned tax and accounting firm, he consulted with various publicly traded companies, private entities, and non-profits in the capacity of CFO, Director of Finance, and Chief Accountant.

Jacqueline Watanabe | Compliance Officer

Jacqueline, a seasoned Florida licensed attorney & auditor with experience in cannabis regulations and National Organic Program regulatory compliance. She has focused on the areas of compliance, QA, QC, and adaptation of cultivation and production methods compliant in multiple states’ regulatory schemes.

Board Members

Lamar Dula | Board Member

Lamar is a prolific entrepreneur, innovator, problem solver, critical thinker and disrupter who is adept at identifying opportunities and executing on strategic & business objectives across the United States. His experience includes federal contracting procedures, distribution chains and procurement logistics.

Dr. Fungisai Nota | Board Member

Dr. Nota is a health economist and entrepreneur who focuses on assisting organizations in finding strategies to be fiscally sustainable. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance and International Business; Master of Science degree in Economics; Master’s degree in Public Health; and a Doctorate in Applied Economics.

Bill Macbride | Board Member

Bill MacBride is a savvy businessman with a varied range of professional experience. He is founder and managing partner of General Computer Services, a software consulting company that automates private and public court systems and probation companies all across the United States.



We Are Minority Owned & Operated

We are a minority owned and operated business located in the heart of Tampa’s Social Enterprise Zone, surrounded by 100 minority-focused businesses in an incubator setting.

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