Dear Pelican Customer,
Happy New Year to you all. We are proud to announce that Pelican Products, the leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems, very recently concluded a transaction to purchase Minnesota Thermal Science LLC (MTS), the industry leader in global temperature controlled transportation products. Based in Plymouth, Minn., MTS will merge with Pelican’s already established BioPharma™ division.
The acquisition will enhance our current distribution channels and engineering expertise in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. The combined entity will offer an even wider range of the most advanced temperature controlled packaging solutions for the safe transport of pharmaceuticals, tissue, biologics, diagnostics, blood and other healthcare products. We are already planning an accelerated product development program which will significantly enhance our solution set and associated cold chain services.
The leadership team for the MTS organization and Pelican BioPharma will be headed up by Tom Anderson, Senior Vice President—Pelican BioPharma. Reporting to Tom will be Dick Peters, Vice President of Global Operations and Services—BioPharma, and Kevin Lawler, Vice President of Sales—BioPharma. Jeff Wodrich will continue in his key role as Director of Business Development for the new organization and we will be integrating the rest of the Pelican BioPharma team.
We will share additional information regarding our plans for growing the BioPharma division once the integration process is underway. We are confident that it will deliver products and services to the industry better than any competitive offering. In the meantime, please continue to contact your current Pelican representatives for sales and customer service matters.
For more information on either company please visit www.pelican.com, www.pelican.com/biopharma or www.mnthermalscience.com.
We look forward to working with you in 2013.
President & CEO
Pelican Products, Inc.
Senior Vice President