Discover Exciting Innovations at the 70th AALAS National Meeting

Written By: Kevin Theis

AALAS’s National Meeting is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited. Your local DAI rep group will be at both the Consolidated Sterilizer Systems Booth (#545) and Lynx Booth (#433)

Consolidated will be showcasing its state-of-the-art X1TM sterilizer control system. Designed and programmed with “ease-of-use” in mind, the X1 Controller enables technicians to program up to 50 sterilization cycles and features the ability to create “favorite” cycle recipes.

Lynx will be showcasing their rack washers, cannel washer, bedding handle systems. The Lynx Mission to provide Animal Care washing systems of the highest standard, quality, and reliability in the industry.

Hosted by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, the National Meeting is the largest gathering in the world of professionals concerned with the production, care and use of laboratory animals. Scheduled to take place in Denver from October 13–17, this year’s meeting — AALAS’s 70th — seems especially promising, with an exciting slate of workshops, panel sessions and seminars hosted by members of the academic community, research institutions, government organizations and more.
This year’s Spotlight Forum theme — One Health: Connections Between Animal, Human, and Environmental Health — recognizes the connection between the health of people and the health of animals and the environment.

*As an added bonus Consolidated has put together this wonderful list of tips to help first-time attendees make the most out of their experience.
Tips for AALAS National Meeting Attendees
• Keep a copy of the map handy. With hundreds of booths and exhibitors to navigate through, it can be easy to get turned around. Having a map of the exhibit hall at the ready will help keep you on track. You can see the interactive map here.
• Keep a copy of the schedule handy, too. Highlight which workshops and seminars you want to see in advance, so you never miss a session, and be mindful of the time once you arrive. You can get a copy of the preliminary program here.
• Bring plenty of business cards. The AALAS National Meeting is your chance to talk to and learn from thousands of like-minded professionals, so you’ll want to take advantage of every opportunity to network you get.
• Don’t forget your swag bag. From pamphlets to vendor tchotchkes to raffle prizes, there will be ample opportunities to get some really cool free stuff, so make sure you have a bag to carry it all.

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President, DAI Scientific

Kevin is the owner, president and a sales rep for DAI Scientific. He brings over 25 years of experience working with customers in academic, clinical, industrial and bio/pharma laboratories. Kevin plays an important role in DAI’s direction and strategy, and he regularly works with architects, engineers and lab planners to ensure that products work with their designs and fit their intended application. He also prides himself on being up to date with industry developments and advancements; he frequently attends seminars to educate himself to better serve his clients.

Kevin enjoys his secondary role as a sales rep for DAI because it keeps him in touch with customer needs and helps inform future requirements of the industry. Under Kevin’s direction, DAI achieved the 16 Million Dollar Club award in 2019 and received Lancer’s “Outstanding Sales Performance” award in 2017, 2015 and 2012.

Kevin’s background includes a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Awards received:
2012, 2015, 2017 from Lancer for “Outstanding Sales Performance”
2025 Elitech for “#1 in Instrument Sales”
PHC (Formally Panasonic and Sanyo) Has given us several awards as we passed certain milestones.
16 Million Dollar Club 2019
11 million Dollar Club 2018
10 million dollar club 2015
5 million dollar club 2011