Company Expands Leadership Team With Seasoned Industry Executives Christopher Dawes and David M. Joyner
HAYWARD, Calif., July 20, 2017 – Applied Silver, the maker of SilvaClean™ Antimicrobial Treatment, today announced the appointment of Christopher Dawes and Dr. David M. Joyner as Advisors. Mr. Dawes and Dr. Joyner join the Applied Silver Advisory Board, a team of highly credentialed professional tasked with providing strategic guidance as the Company seeks to expand its commercial activities in healthcare, sports, hospitality and consumer products.
“Chris and David’s deep knowledge of the healthcare and sports industries bolster the branding, commercialization, entrepreneurial, and scientific leadership provided by our existing roster of advisors,” said Elizabeth Hutt Pollard, Executive Chair of Applied Silver. “Their engagement underscores the positive impact that the Applied Silver technology and team continue to have, and strengthens our position as leading innovators and experts in the field of antimicrobial textile technologies. We are delighted to add their perspectives and insights as we work to advance our business and capitalize on SilvaClean’s position as the new standard for soft surface protection.”
Mr. Dawes brings a strong track record as a senior executive in the healthcare industry. Mr. Dawes joined Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in 1991 and became its President and Chief Executive Officer in 1997. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer of the hospital, and Chief Operating Officer for pediatric and obstetric services for UCSF Stanford Health Care. Prior to joining Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Mr. Dawes held senior management positions at Stanford Health Care, Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, San Francisco, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose. He previously served as the Chair of the Board of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions in Washington DC, a member of the Board of the California Hospital Association and a Board member of the California Children’s Hospital Association, and the Santa Clara Family Health Plan. Mr. Dawes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from San Diego State University, and a MBA from the McLaren School of Business at the University of San Francisco.
“Applied Silver has changed the way innovative hospitals address textile cleanliness and provide their patients with the best bedside experience. I look forward to assisting the company’s ongoing efforts to support the clinical community and its use of SilvaClean as the most cost-effective, environmentally friendly solution available,” said Christopher Dawes.
Dr. Joyner has served as a physician, leading sports health executive, and decorated athlete. He joined Baptist Health Care in 2015, and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the orthopedic service line, including sports medicine, physician alignment, strategic business partnerships and affiliations, branding and recruitment. Dr. Joyner is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a sports medicine emphasis. He is a former chairman and senior member of the United States Olympic Committee sports medicine team and, most recently, was the athletic director for Penn State University and a member of the Penn State University Board of Trustees. Dr. Joyner is a two-sport All-American and was captain of the football and wrestling teams at Penn State. He also is an Academic All-American at Penn State. Dr. Joyner earned his medical degree from the Penn State College of Medicine and served residencies in general and orthopedic surgery at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
“Sports teams are adopting Applied Silver technology because its sustained antimicrobial effects enable cleaner sports gear and locker rooms to ultimately help boost the performance and satisfaction of their athletes,” said David Joyner. “I am pleased to share my experience in sports medicine and healthcare to further establish SilvaClean as the must-have tool for every sports organization concerned about soft-surface contamination.”
Mr. Dawes and Dr. Joyner join existing Applied Silver advisors
- Sue Barnes: Registered nurse board certified in infection control and prevention, Fellow of APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology), and nationally recognized figure in the field of infection prevention following her tenure with Kaiser Permanente where she was the National Program Leader for Infection Prevention and Control.
- Gregory V. Lowry: Walter J. Blenko, Sr. Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and Deputy Director of the Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT) developing next generation materials for environmental sustainability.
- Scott McNealy: Founder of Sun Microsystems, Wayin, and Curriki and thought leader on technology business scalability and strategic development.
- Josh McQueen: Former Executive Vice President and Director of Research and Planning Worldwide for Leo Burnett and founder of branding and positioning firm McQueen, Mackin & Associates.
- J. Trees Ritter: Board certified physician and nationally recognized infectious disease and infection prevention specialist and past chair of the IDSA Clinical Affairs Committee.
This announcement follows recent news of Applied Silver’s national distribution partnership with Medline Industries, partnership with the National Wrestling Coaches Association, the issuing of a new patent, and the launch of a Continuing Education (CE) program.
The SilvaClean technology, an innovative laundry additive that provides ongoing soft surface antimicrobial treatment, is a patented, EPA-approved water-based ionic silver treatment developed and commercialized by Applied Silver, Inc. The SilvaClean system imparts sustained antimicrobial properties to a wide range of fabric items including patient bedding, gowns, worker scrubs, privacy curtains, and sports gear each time they are laundered, protecting them in transport, storage and use from odor- and stain-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew. Already validated and adopted by leading hospital systems, NCAA sports teams, and national athletic associations, the SilvaClean service is a breakthrough key preventive strategy to help reduce microbial growth in fabrics and requires no changes in existing laundry processes.
About Applied Silver, Inc.
Incorporated in 2012, Applied Silver is harnessing the power of silver to develop commercial applications for a cleaner world. Applied Silver pioneered the SilvaClean™ technology – an EPA-approved, patented water-based ionic silver treatment that inhibits the growth of odor- and stain-causing bacteria, mold and mildew on textiles by imparting lasting antimicrobial properties to the items each time they are laundered. SilvaClean technology uses a proprietary hardware module to deliver an ionic silver additive into each laundry cycle, all managed by intelligent 24/7 cloud-based monitoring software. Customers see immediate benefits from SilvaClean technology’s turnkey approach and do not have to modify their current inventory management or laundry process to adopt it. For health care customers, the SilvaClean system is sold through Medline Industries, a global manufacturer and distributor of medical products.
For more information about Applied Silver and SilvaClean, please visit www.appliedsilver.com.