During the Utah Global Forum Meeting, held in October at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah, KeyBank and the World Trade Association named Ultradent Products the 2017 International Company of the Year. Only parties not employed or affiliated with the nominee can submit nominations for the award.
Business and political leaders from around Utah gather at the meeting each year to present and learn about developing international business and export strategy, as well as tap into new markets. The International Company of the Year Award honors one company and one individual for excellence in these areas as well as global citizenship and humanitarianism.
“Ultradent wasn’t just founded by me. It was founded by family, and we’re proud to have maintained that family feeling as the company has grown throughout the decades to include 1,600 employees in offices in 10 countries around the world, including our home office in South Jordan, Utah,” said Dan Fischer, DDS, founder and CEO of the company.
“We believe in the opposite of outsourcing. We do our own R&D, our own machining, our own injection molding, and our own primary and secondary packaging and mailing,” said Fischer. “We’re proud to say that 95% of what we sell, we manufacture ourselves, and we’re also proud to say that 70% of what we manufacture is exported beyond our US borders to over 100 countries.”