Message from the CEO
The New Year is with us and as I look forward to 2014, EPL has some exciting opportunities ahead for our business. We will continue to build our existing business providing histology and pathology support to our clients conducting preclinical studies and work alongside our customers to help them successfully develop their new pharmaceutical products.
As EPL responds to changes in the pharmaceutical industry, we will seek out new customers, creating and capitalizing on enhanced global market exposure with stronger sales and marketing teams. We will process key initiatives that will broaden the scope of our services and increase the opportunity to attract new types of customers and new science to our laboratories. We have made a significant and important investment in our sales and marketing approach. Our energetic, enthusiastic team will continue to raise customer awareness and capture more global market opportunities. The pharmaceutical industry is expected to grow in 2014 and EPL is in a strong position to grow with it. In the New Year, we will continue to build on our solid reputation of being focused on our customers and responsive to their needs. We continue to be conscious of the role we play in helping our partners develop new and novel therapies for patients in need.
I look forward to the continued support of our staff as we embark on an exciting year of growth that will benefit our customers, staff and employee owners.
At EPL®, an employee-owned company, our mission is to provide the highest quality service in the fields of pathology and related scientific services to our clients, create a positive work environment for employees, and generate growth and a reasonable return for our shareholders.
EPL will be recognized as the undisputed leader in contract non-clinical and biomedical support services and will be a growing business with a stable client base balanced between commercial clients and long-term government contracts. A new generation of leaders, professionals, technicians and support staff capable of ensuring the future success of the company and a positive work environment will be in place.