All team members of Santinelli International, the lens finishing equipment leader, recently gathered on Long Island, NY for presentations, strategic meetings, and a company-wide celebration. Sales and service associates traveled from around the country to attend sales and service meetings, connect with home office associates and celebrate the company’s 25-year anniversary with equipment manufacturer, NIDEK Co., Ltd.
Gerard Santinelli, President & CEO, presented a “state of the state” address to the organization, outlining the company’s short and long-term future plans, including revolutionary new products on the horizon. Following his address, a renowned speaker gave an informative presentation on the “Science of Thinking” and led workshop sessions focused on Being Innovative and Executing with Excellence.
The sales and service teams carved time out from their meetings for some team-building activities, including a NY Mets baseball game, an Atlantic Ocean fishing trip, go-cart racing and a world-class golf outing. The week concluded with a seaside Lobster Bake for all Santinelli associates, which included beach games alongside a stunning Long Island sunset.
According to Gerard Santinelli, “There’s nothing better than having the entire team gathered in a beautiful setting, sharing ideas, strategizing and discovering new ways to best serve our valued clients. This week together was also a great opportunity to celebrate twenty-five years of our business alliance with Nidek – a truly remarkable milestone.”
About Santinelli International
For over four decades, Santinelli International has become the leading distributor of lens edging equipment in the United States, representing NIDEK machinery. Santinelli International has assisted eyecare professionals who are looking to provide better, faster service to their patients, and simultaneously increase profits. The family-owned company is the current and seven-time recipient of the EyeVote Award for Best Optical Equipment Finishing Brand and the first-time recipient of the award for Best Optical Equipment Company.
About NIDEK CO., LTD.
Founded in Gamagori, Japan in 1971, NIDEK continues to be a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of ophthalmic equipment. The United States subsidiary based in Silicon Valley, California, provides sales and service for ophthalmic lasers, refractive lasers, and many advanced diagnostic devices. NIDEK is committed to delivering accurate and comfortable devices for lens processing for our customers.