LOCATION: 6737 W. Washington St., Ste 3260, West Allis, WI 53214
Year founded: 2000
Product or service offered: Medical garment manufacturer
Projected 2009 revenue: Not disclosed
CEO, President/Owner(s): Kathy Weatherly, president and CEO
Leadership team: Kyle Weatherly, vice president operations; Jianne Wade, design center coordinator; Amanda Kimble, customer service coordinator
Target clientele: People managing lymphedema, venous or wound conditions.
Business organization memberships: MMAC, LANA, NLN, ALFP
What has fueled your company’s growth?
Commitment to customer service and quality products.
What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth?
Uncertainty about future economic conditions.
Do you plan any changes in your company in the upcoming months?
Solaris is expanding its physical space by 50 percent and hiring additional staff to accommodate our continued growth.
Who are the business people, locally or nationally, whom you admire? And what traits do those people exhibit that make you admire them?
Paul Krugman, New York Times; Sheldon Lenz, M&I Bank; Kyle Herman, Summit City; Scott Starr, RevPop; Rufus Weatherly, Solaris Inc; Tom Stocco, RitzHolman
What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months?
Better than the economy as a whole, but still challenging.
What is your company’s key strategy for rising out of the recession?
Continued focus on customer service and quality products.
Congratulations from the strategic partners behind Solaris, Inc.