This is my first "Message from the President". Peter Penning who served as Inogen's president for the past six years stepped down in October. I would like to thank him for his excellent leadership of Inogen and how hard he worked to increase the Inogen brand around the world! Inogen and our clients have benefited greatly from Peter's dedication and leadership. He will now be spending 100% of his time focusing on client initiatives around the world. The two of us worked closely together for the past six years, always ensuring our clients had a great experience when they engaged the members of Inogen to undertake a project.
In October the Associates met in Lisbon, Portugal for two days of meetings and then we made our way around Europe to meet with clients. This is a powerful way to bring our associates to our client offices and present/discuss important global EHS and sustainability issues.
We have a very exciting WorldView Conference scheduled for April 10, 2013 in Vienna - "Sustainable Value Chain". This WorldView will be focusing on managing sustainability issues all along the value chain, from your suppliers to your customers. We will be bringing companies such as The Coca-Cola Company and Sucre Union (their sugar supplier) to speak on how they work to improve the sustainable supply of sugar for their products. It will be an important day of insight by sustainability leaders. Make your plans now to be there!
Peter will be missed as an active member of the Inogen leadership team, but I am sure you will see him at future WorldView meetings! I am proud and excited about this opportunity to lead this very dynamic alliance and continuing on this journey with our clients and associates.
CEO and President of Inogen