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About You and Tektite/Tekna...
My job function in the company:
Tektite Industries manufactures and distributes LED flashlights, LED replacement bulbs, HID lights, dive lights, strobes, signaling lights and knives serving customers demanding the most rugged products in the Diving, Outdoor, Industrial, Public Safety and Military markets. Founded by current ownership in 1990, Tektite manufactures a product line featuring more than 200 SKUs. Our TEKTITE brand lights and strobes are made in the U.S.A. and feature HIGH-TEK™ lamps, space age polymers, computer-designed reflectors and other features that makes Tektite the best choice when quality, reliability and performance is required.
What is your organization doing to shape the future of the diving community?
Tektite was founded on "green" principles, before they became trendy. We are concerned about the environment and we are committed to improving the Earth's environmental condition. Outdoor sports are an environmentally oriented activity. The beauty of the ocean and great outdoors requires our attention and care. The ocean is sensitive to our presence on land in our everyday existence and more directly when diving. The land is sensitive to the ocean's condition in our weather patterns and health. Some Diving industry firsts we have provided leadership for: 1991- First commercially accepted Chemical Lightstick Alternative®, Mark-Lite®, designed to reduce solid waste produced by chem sticks 1993- First LED diver's marker light, Mark-Lite® Fire-Fly™ , 100hr. life further reducing battery waste. 1998- First White LED diving light (Trek® 4) 2002- World's toughtest LED flashlight, Excursion® introduced 2005- First LED flashlight to break the 200 lumens mark 2007 First 600 lumen LED Diving flashlight production, 2007- First LED divers strobe, Strobe 30 2010 First High-power (10 watt) LED marker strobe for divers 2013- All new high-power LED strobe product line-up 2014- New Expedition Star 260 lumen polymer compact dive light And the leadership continues... "Think globally, act locally." Please do your part. Reuse, Recycle, Conserve.
Where I see the business in 5 years:
Further materials and electronics developments will make diving safer and more convenient for more people to explore and enjoy our precious undersea heritage.