First, I want to thank you, our customer, for your continued partnership with Systems Engineering. As the world of technology gains in business importance and the demand to operate securely and productively remains a competitive differentiation, we appreciate more now than ever the trust and confidence you put in our team.
2018 marked our 30th year in business and 11th year as an employee-owned company. We are very proud of those numbers, and at the same time, I feel that our best days are ahead of us. We remain committed to our core tenets of commitment to customer, community, and focus on the whole employee. When you spend money with Systems Engineering, that money stays in the community, driving our economy, and supporting those in need. Every year we contribute 7% of profits to charitable causes and, through the ESOP, contribute an additional 15% of employee salaries back to them and their families.
We take our role as your strategic technology partner very seriously. Our team is comprised of top-quality human beings who also happen to be supremely talented technologists. They seek challenges, take pride in delivering great outcomes for our customers, are great partners to each other and, as owners of Systems Engineering, take to heart our mission to make the world a better, more secure, and more productive place.
Thank you again for your business, your partnership, and your trust in Systems Engineering.
Systems Engineering | President