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UVDI Nominated for Prestigious Award by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Leading ultraviolet (UV) and molecular filtration company receives recognition from major Southern California business journal.


Recently, UltraViolet Devices, Inc. (UVDI) was notified by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal that the company has been nominated as part of the publication’s 2011 Family Business Awards.  UVDI is one of 56 local California companies nominated this year by the journal.
The Family Business Awards recognize business and professional achievements made by local family owned businesses. Five specialty awards are also being given in the following categories:
• Best Family Owned Business – Small Employer
• Best Family Owned Business – Medium Employer
• Best Family Owned Business – Large Employer
• Best Family Owned Business – Innovation Award
• Best Family Owned Business – Fastest Growing
UVDI is one of the oldest and most respected ultraviolet germicidal disinfection (UVGI) companies in the world. It all began with the hard work and ingenuity of one man. Three generations ago Louis Veloz was an engineer for Westinghouse when its R&D engineers developed and patented the first commercial ultraviolet lamps. Mr. Veloz was excited by this new technology and in 1949 purchased a Westinghouse UV lamp dealership. Early applications were difficult to develop, but the founder had a vision of how ultraviolet light might be widespread and effective.
In 2006, the third generation of the Veloz family, Peter and David, took over the leadership of UVDI. Today, UVDI has grown into a global supplier of UVGI technologies and molecular filtration products for a diverse group of OEMs and end users.  “The company is still a family run company, but has expanded by entering new markets in recent years,” reported Peter Veloz, CEO of UVDI.  “It is an honor to receive this prestigious nomination by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal and to be recognized as a family owned business that provides opportunity for our employees while at the same time producing innovative products that improve people’s lives worldwide.”
To learn more about UltraViolet Devices please visit, email or call (877) 787-3882.
About UltraViolet Devices, Inc.
UVDI is a leading manufacturer and supplier of UV-C products for air, surface and water disinfection. Under the ALTRU-V® brand, UVDI markets a full line of products for the HVACR market designed to reduce energy consumption and lower maintenance costs while delivering cleaner, healthier air.  Under UVDI’s Sparks Technology™ brand, the company markets gas phase filtration products for use in commercial and industrial applications worldwide.



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