Tore Lærdal ble nominert av Stein Tore Nilsen, forskningsdirektør SUS og Marit Boyesen, rektor på UiS.
Utnevnelsen fant sted i SAFER ((Stavanger Acute Medicine Foundation for Education and Research) i Stavanger.
Leder av SAFER, Else Søyland nevnte: “You dream big. You set the course and press forward. You motivate everyone around you with your mission of Helping Save Lives.”
CEO i Laerdal Medical, Clive Patrickson, hadde også gode ord om Tore Lærdal -
Laerdal’s journey began long before LGH. For forty years, Tore Laerdal has built a company “stone by stone” into what is widely recognized, not only as a global industry leader,
but as a company known for its unwavering commitment to the mission of Helping Save Lives. Laerdal’s mission has been shared with 1400 people in 24 countries. “From Japan to Australia, to the United States, today is a special day for our extended Laerdal family around the world who work together to help save lives, every day".