Secure Wear USA In The News
VINCENT A. BENENATI and LAWRENCE J. BENENATI EACH NAMED AS WINNERS OF THE 2021 PM360 ELITE 100
Ronkonkoma, NY, 6/8/2021— PM360, the premier information resource for marketing decision makers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics, and medical device sectors, has named Vincent A. Benenati, CEO and Lawrence J. Benenati, President, as two of the 2021 PM360 ELITE 100 in the COVID Heroes category. Now in its seventh year, the PM360 ELITE (Exceptional • Leaders • Innovators • Transformers • Entrepreneurs) represent the most influential people in the healthcare industry today.
Brothers Vincent A. and Lawrence J. have been working in the healthcare industry for the past three decades, owning two other successful companies – East Coast Orthotic & Prosthetic Corp. (ECOP) and Span Link International. When COVID-19 hit and upended the lives of so many, they mobilized and answered New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s call to manufacture personal protective equipment on Long Island, NY by forming SECURE WEAR USA. The company has been manufacturing FDA certified 3-ply surgical masks, as well as face shields in a brand-new facility in Ronkonkoma, NY. Creating Secure Wear USA was a personal effort for the Benenatis, as Vincent, his wife and some of his grown children contracted the virus early on.
“Getting COVID-19 early on was scary because there was so much uncertainty. I worried about my parents, my wife, my kids, my grandkids, my siblings, my employees. You never stop worrying about your family but something like COVID just caught us all by surprise,” said CEO, Vincent A. Benenati. “My brother and I wanted to make sure that our family and our employees at ECOP and Span Link, as well as all the brave frontline workers, were protected.”
“Knowing that COVID was spreading so quickly and that we were so dependent on other countries for our own PPE made it abundantly clear that not only were we going to source PPE for frontline workers in need, but we needed to manufacture them so that we would not end up in this position again,” added President, Lawrence J. Benenati.
The PM360 ELITE Awards were established in 2015 to recognize individuals who have made a significant impact on the healthcare industry throughout their careers. More than 500 submissions were received and nominees were evaluated and selected by the PM360 editorial staff based on their accomplishments; testimonials from their bosses, clients, and colleagues; and supporting evidence that reflects the impact of their efforts. A total of 100 winners were selected across 19 categories, including Creative Directors, COVID Heroes, Data Miners, Digital Crusaders, Disrupters, Drug Researchers and Developers, Entrepreneurs, Launch Experts, Leaders of the Future, Marketing Teams, Master Educators, Mentors, Patient Advocates, PR Gurus, Sales MVPs, Strategists, Talent Acquisition Leaders, Tech-know Geeks, and Transformational Leaders.
“As the pandemic surged across the globe in 2020, all eyes were on the healthcare and life sciences industries in search for answers, treatments, vaccines, and hope—and the very best in our industry were able to deliver all of that,” says Anna Stashower, CEO and Publisher of PM360. “While every year our ELITE winners demonstrate the power of the life sciences to impact lives, this year’s winners had to do so by overcoming unprecedented challenges in record times. Their incredible work helped to navigate HCPs, patients, and doctors through this pandemic and get us to where we are now as restrictions are slowly being lifted and we start to return to more of the things we love.”
The winners were profiled in PM360’s May 2021 issue. You can read their profiles online at https://www.pm360online.com/the-2021-pm360-elite-100.
Additionally, the 2021 ELITE 100 will be celebrated during a virtual event on June 22nd at 7 PM EST. A special keynote address from Uber ELITE Winner Stéphane Bancel, CEO, Moderna will kick-off the celebration.
Tickets for the event can be purchased at https://www.pm360online.com/elitetickets2021.
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About SECURE WEAR USA
SECURE WEAR USA was founded in 2020 by brothers Vincent A. and Lawrence J. Benenati to manufacture personal protective equipment in the United States, including 3-ply surgical masks and face shields to health care facilities and front-line workers.
SECURE WEAR USA can be found online at www.securewearusa.com.