As 2017 comes to a close, I would like to take a moment to be grateful for our team at Applied Silver and celebrate their achievements in serving our customers and furthering our mission to harness the power of silver for a cleaner and healthier world.
This year, we gained two key partners to help with our endeavor. Both are focused on providing innovative solutions for infection prevention. Medline Industries, one of the most respected and recognized brands in healthcare, now distributes SilvaClean® Antimicrobial Textile Treatment. The National Wrestling Coaches Association, an organization committed to promoting best practices across 350 college athletic programs, is helping us raise the awareness of fabric cleanliness for the well-being of athletes. In addition, we have grown our intellectual property portfolio, ensuring our customers that they have the most innovative solutions in automated, streamlined and scalable formats.
I am also thrilled with the addition of many new advisors to our team in the areas of infection prevention, healthcare management, sports medicine and brand strategy. These accomplished leaders are helping to inform how we serve our customers. I am thankful for the addition of two industry veterans to the Company’s management team that I get the opportunity to learn from each and every day.
In the year ahead, Applied Silver will continue to drive awareness that textiles are a medium for the transmission of microbes – including those that cause communicable diseases – and we will continue our work to establish SilvaClean Antimicrobial Textile Treatment as the new standard of textile care.
I hope you will join us in our commitment to improving human health and well-being.
Chief Executive Officer