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Happy Birthday to Us

Written By: 
Marc Blitstein / President & CEO

At times, it seems like only yesterday that I spent my days inspecting and assembling product while Neal typed orders on our state-of-the-art Smith Corona electric typewriter. By 2 o’clock, we’d have processed our whopping five orders for the day and be ready for a nap. At quitting time, we’d often head to the local diner for the $3.99 dinner special – which constituted the bulk of our daily compensation for the first couple of years.CEO Marc Blitstein in 1984 packing orders.

Then, there are times when it FEELS like the three decades it’s been since Neal and I co-founded ADC in a tiny storefront on Oak Street in Copiague, NY. Particularly when I look in the mirror. A lot has happened in those 30 years. We’ve enjoyed many milestones.

We hired our first employee just a few months after opening our doors. In our third year, we made our first (of many) physical moves to our second facility in West Babylon. We would expand that facility five times before moving again in 1996 to our current location in Hauppauge, NY. By 1999, we hired our 50th employee requiring our first HR manager. In 2003, we received the first of many honors for our commitment to the hiring of the developmentally disabled. We hired our 100th employee in 2004. And, in 2007, we achieved ISO 9001 AND 13485 certification – one of only two US firms in our class to hold these respected Quality System marks. For more of our milestones, click here.

CFO Neal Weingart in 1984

Which brings us to 2014. Today, in our 30th year, we’re one of America’s premier manufacturers of what we like to call "core diagnostic products." - the basic instruments of healthcare used in virtually every corner of the medical industry. Our brands have become the very definition of value proposition and are often regarded as industry standards. ADscope, Diagnostix, Medicut, System 5, E-sphyg, Adview and Adimals are just a few of the brands our customers have come to depend on to help them do their jobs.

We’re one of the world’s leading suppliers of stethoscopes, sphygmomanometers, digital stick thermometers, and a host of other diagnostic and personal instruments. We’re even the leading manufacturer of private label diagnostic brands too. With over 6000 products, sold in over 60 countries, there’s a pretty good chance you’re selling or using one of our medical instruments. Hopefully, you’re enjoying the experience. But either way, we always want to know.

We owe our success to the millions of consumers who use our products; to the thousands of authorized dealers who sell them; and to the scores of sales professionals that tell the ADC story every day. But mostly, we owe it to our incredibly loyal employees, without whom this journey would have been that much more difficult. And far less rewarding. Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts. And here’s to the next 30 years. May they be a bit less trying on my hair line!