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Jul 29, 2016 4:53 PM ET

Archived: safeHands® developed a safe and effective alternative to alcohol-based hand sanitizers

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 29, 2016

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Boca Raton, FL 33432, US
Consumer Products

safeHands® developed a safe and effective alternative to alcohol-based hand sanitizers. The rich, exclusive formula in every safeHands® bottle will pamper your hands, even for those with the most sensitive skin. safeHands® is for Everyone. Everywhere

The company manufacturers safeHands hand sanitizer, the first alcohol free brand with national distribution. The company has established a significant retail presence with chains such as Walgreens, CVS, Albertsons and soon Walmart. In addition to retail, safeHands has begun selling into hospital systems, primarily through their distribution partner McKesson, as well as outside the United States in Colombia, Mexico, Bolivia and Singapore. The key highlights are as follows:

• The hand hygiene market is over $400M in the US and over $2B worldwide
• The hand sanitizer market is growing at 15% to 20% annually
• Alcohol-based products have a 95% share of the hand sanitizer market
• Consumers and medical professionals are realizing the risk of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers
• The demand for Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizers is growing substantially
• safeHands is the Alcohol-Free Market Leader


Chief Executive Officer
Tate Garrett

Joined safeHands in March 2015 to run all operations and financial functions.
Prior success as an entrepreneur. He owned and ran a small manufacturing company for 3 years and then sold it.
Founding CFO and Board Member for Pasteuria Bioscience, a company that was sold for $126 million
Extensive experience in early stage company financing and growth.
9 years as an early stage venture capitalist at Advantage Capital Partners.
5 years at Kaplan, where his duties included M&A, venture investments, and partnerships. Tate graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Yale University, 1986, M.B.A. with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Management from Wharton, 1991.

Managing/Manager Sales & Marketing
Dr. Jay Reubens

Dr. Reubens set out to develop a safe and effective alternative to alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Dr. Reuben’s goal was to ensure that his foam-based hand sanitizer not only killed over 99.99% of germs – but that it helped soothe, nourish and preserve the skin’s natural oils.

Primary role: Generating awareness of safeHands as an alternative to alcohol-based sanitizers through media appearances and interviews. Sales and marketing to major clients. Invented the first touch-free dispenser, and created the company UtraClenz to commercialize this invention in 1995. Dr. Reubens graduated with a B.S. from UMass Amherst, 1979 (Phi Beta Kappa), D.M.D from Boston University School of Medicine, 1984.

Dan Hecht

Primary role: Sales & Marketing consultant and soon to be Board Member. Dan brings a strong background in consumer marketing and strategy.
Dan was previously the CEO of MDVIP.
MDVIP empowers consumers and physicians to lead healthier, more vibrant lives.
Prior to MDVIP, Dan worked at Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals.
General Manager leading 2,000 employees and $2.5 Billion in growing sales.
He led the Pharma and Personal Health businesses in Germany for 2 years followed by 2 years in the United Kingdom.
Dan graduated from University of Rochester.


Prior Year Revenue Current Year Revenue Next Year Revenue


Company Age Employees Sub-Industry
5 years 7 Personal Products


Company Type Stock Exchange Stock Symbol
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