NAPA, California—July 30, 2012—The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) hosted their 15th annual Fun Day Golf Tournament / Wine Tasting event at the Chardonnay Golf Club in Napa, 2, v2

DES employees went all-out, dressed head to toe in cowboy and cowgirl costumes, with a full on western saloon set-up. The company provided Gold Sponsorship, the highest level of sponsorship for the event. A foursome of DES Principals and Project Managers took part in the competitive golf tournament and a group of other employees bonded over wine during the bus tours.

The “Fun Day” event attracted more than 200 golfers and 100 wine participants representing clients and suppliers across the science and tech industry making it one of the club’s most popular networking events. Notably,the Chardonnay Gold Club was awarded four stars by Golf Digest Magazine. Wine tour participants enjoyed wine tastings and presentations with the highlight of the day being the outdoor lobster banquet at the Artesa Winery, which has sweeping views of the North Bay hills.

Generous support of the event raised $15,000 to finance a new “Member Fund” that will support Members who do not have the financial means to pay for ISPE events or to fund their annual membership.

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