Dear Valued Customers and Friends;
Thank you so much for all the well wishes and words of encouragement I received after my bicycle accident. It was so thoughtful that so many people wished me a full and speedy recovery. I’m very happy to announce that my recovery is almost complete! Physically I’m great, I just have a bit of short term memory loss, but that too is getting better every day.
Due to my long recovery, it was also determined it was time for my retirement. Although I had many mixed emotions about walking away from so many long-term relationships, and a business I assisted in building, it was the right thing to do. Our Customers deserve to have someone in my capacity, that’s actively involved. After 16 years, I have so many fond memories of customer visits, trade shows and visiting customer plants throughout the U.S.
Mike, who has semi-retired as well, and I have purchased an exploration vehicle that allows us to travel throughout North and South America to all the locations that we are interested in like our national forests. We are also towing our 36’ fishing boat, 2 Hobie kayaks, Polaris side by side and two electric bicycles! Thus far we’ve visited many parts of Colorado, Moab Utah, Lake Powell in Page Arizona and other parts of the southwest. This year we plan to get to Baja, Mexico to go deep sea fishing. After that, we plan to head as far north as we can.
After many years of searching for a talented team to run SMP, we finally have one! We are so happy and proud that they have accomplished so many remarkable things to move SMP forward. And as important, we do not need to be part of the day to day operations because our team doesn’t need us! If you have dealt with our new team, we certainly hope you feel the same way. We want to wish our team, and all of you, our valued customers, the very best. We thank all of you for your past and continued support.
All the best,