elected to the Executive Committee of the Security Industry Association and became its Treasurer. Jim had previously served two terms on the Board of the association.
In mid-November, Jim Gingo, and Mark Scott, Visualant CFO, visited Japan and met with potential partners for Visualant and TransTech. They also met with a number of current Japanese investors in Visualant. The result of the meetings was an overtly positive response to the Visualant demo unit. We anticipate forming many new relationships in both product development and product deployment. These meetings were arranged by our two Visualant Board members from Japan, Dr. Masahiro Kawahata and Mr. Tom Arai. Many of you recall that Dr. Kawahata is a well-regarded scientist in Japan, formerly the head of the Fujitsu Research Center and a Professor at Tokai University. Mr. Arai is a prominent businessman in Japan and was a long-term member of the board of 7-Eleven and other major corporations.
The Visualant fiscal year ends on September 30, 2010. Our annual report in the form of our 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission will be filed around the end of the year. We expect to have a shareholders meeting early in 2011. Please be on the alert for notice of that meeting.
This is the second in an ongoing series of periodic newsletters to our shareholders. We will post these newsletters on the Visualant website at www.visualant.net. If we have an email address for you, we will send you a copy of these newsletters electronically. If you have not already done so, please enter your email and other information on the form on the website at: http://visualant.net/contactus.html.
In the meanwhile, thank you for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to be in touch with us if you have any questions. And, once again, please sign up on the website so that we can communicate with you.
Ron Erickson Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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