I think it is reasonable to state that the year 2020 will be remembered as among the most challenging years this planet has faced in a very long time. Those of us working within the health and wellness sector, along with our colleagues working in other essential service areas have been working tirelessly, and despite not having the downtime needed for our own health maintenance, stand ready to serve and protect.
To you I say THANK YOU for this selfless commitment in helping limit the death and destruction from this horrific pandemic. Your super-human efforts have made me even more sharply aware of the privilege of working with you and having the opportunity to be a part of the solution.
I also wish to thank our customers, suppliers and colleagues for their loyalty and trust in our products and in our Company. We might not be getting ready to celebrate our 150th birthday in 2021 without your patronage and the encouragement you have bestowed upon us.
To each and every member of our team I am forever grateful for your individual and collective efforts to keep this ship afloat during the “mother of all storms” as we suffered immeasurable losses of people dear to this Company from Covid-19.
There will be significant changes in our Company as we move forward in a very changed environment. In addition to some great new products in all of our divisions, we will be expanding our research and product development efforts, including working on the development of devices which will empower individuals to take back control of their own health care management. During 2021 we plan to introduce new and better tools for chronic care management which will enhance the lives of patients while also saving millions of dollars on healthcare costs.
As we prepare to close out this year, we are thankful for the blessings we have received, and for the opportunity to be a part of the post pandemic future in the health and wellness industry.
Although this year has been challenging, I am proud of how passionately each member of our team contributes both individually, and through their team working to ensure our customers have access to the most efficacious and innovative skincare products.
I wish all our customers, partners, and colleagues a safe, peaceful, and prosperous 2021. I hope to have the opportunity to connect with many of you in the coming year.