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Tuesday, May 11 2021 - 00:00
The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider, Inc. Commemorates 100th Anniversary
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Hollister Incorporated and KMT Medical celebrate Founder's Day today, 
recognizing the 100th anniversary of their parent company, The Firm of John 
Dickinson Schneider Inc. (JDS Inc.). A commemorative event celebrating the 
founder of JDS Inc., John Dickinson Schneider, and the rich history of the 
company, occurred at the Hollister Incorporated Illinois headquarters and was 
livestreamed to associates across the world. 

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On May 10, 1921, 23-year-old John Dickinson Schneider founded JDS Inc. with a 
printing press in the basement of his parents' home in Chicago. Over the 
ensuing decades, he ran the company based on the unbending principles of 
Dignity of the Person, Service, and Quality, while at the same time adapting 
and evolving it to its global presence today in medical products and service. 
Towards the end of his career, in an act of great generosity, he gave his 
company to his employees as stewards; and in doing so, he left a Legacy – a 
Legacy not confined to lifeless documents, legalistic frameworks, or petrified 
stories. Mr. Schneider and his wife, Minnie Schneider, left a Legacy that each 
associate continues to live every day. 

"Today marks a special moment in time – a moment that has affected our lives 
and the lives of millions of people around the world who depend on our products 
and services to live their lives with dignity," said V. George Maliekel, 
President and CEO, JDS Inc. "Our corporate culture is the living expression of 
The Schneiders' Legacy. Our culture defines the character of our company. It 
guides us in the decisions we make, the work we do, the ways in which we 
interact with each other, and how we serve our customers and the global 

JDS Inc. and the operating companies of Hollister Incorporated and KMT Medical, 
will continue to commemorate the Centennial anniversary throughout 2021 with 
global activities to inspire and connect associates and customers to The 
Schneiders' Legacy. 

About Hollister Incorporated 
Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops, 
manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops 
and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, 
and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare 
professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing 
and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. 
Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider 
Inc. (JDS Inc.), a 100-year-old company. Hollister is guided by the shared 
Mission of JDS Inc. to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who 
use its products and services.

About KMT Medical Incorporated
KMT Medical is a group of companies providing home healthcare services to 
consumers. Working with clinicians, the companies are dedicated to respecting 
clinical decisions while providing high quality products, unmatched expertise 
and personalized services. Announced in 2017, KMT Medical is a wholly owned 
subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc. (JDS Inc.). KMT Medical 
companies are guided by operating policies consistent with the mission and 
vision of its parent company, The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider, Inc.

Media Contact:
Meredith Castro
Corporate Communications

SOURCE  Hollister Incorporated