Albert W. Ondis founded Astro-Med, Inc. in 1969 and served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors until his passing in July of 2011. He held multiple patents related to the business of the company, including patents pertaining to data acquisition recording and variable information printing. Mr. Ondis was a board member of several educational and non-profit organizations. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at the University of Rhode Island and was a trustee of Bryant University for 9 years, the maximum term of service. He served as a director of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council for 15 years. Mr. Ondis was a graduate of Boston University with a BA in Political Science.

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A Message from our CEO

In an effort to keep all our customers informed, we want to share with you the following updates.

We are committed to keeping our employees, customers, and communities safe. In the wake of this pandemic, we took swift action to mobilize a significant number of our global team to remote working arrangements while enhancing our cleaning procedures and securing our production facilities to prevent the spread of the virus COVID-19.

As we continue to work through this pandemic, our core values have shone through, and we remain operational and dedicated to meeting the expectations and needs of our customers. Very early on, we increased our inventories, and we are in regular contact with our suppliers to monitor their status. We have maintained a high level of production, and our supply chains are meeting our requirements. However, we do prioritize firm orders above forecasts. Because this is a very fluid situation, we encourage you to make sure you have orders in place with us to carry you through these unusual times.

We will continue to keep you updated as this situation evolves. Meanwhile, stay safe and take care.


Gregory A. Woods
President & CEO