Passing of Avatar Founder, CEO & President
It is with a heavy heart that Avatar has some very sad news to share with all of you. Michael L. Shamie, Founder, CEO and President of Avatar Corporation passed away early Monday morning, August 24th.
Avatar has lost a visionary who saw an opportunity in the food, pharmaceutical and personal care markets, for a manufacturer to fill the special need for high quality, safe products to service these industries at a high level. Mike leaves behind a company built on steadfast principals and his entrepreneurial spirit, which will continue to guide Avatar forever.
No words can adequately express our sadness at Mike’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to learn and work with him. Going forward, the Avatar Team will honor Mike’s memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much, building relationships with our supply partners, and providing industry leading products and services to our customers, while continuing to innovate and provide value.