San Diego Entrepreneur Launches New Website

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San Diego Entrepreneur and generous philanthropist Tom Gildred is excited to announce the launch of his new personal website. The website serves as a resource for individuals who are looking to learn more about Tom and how his philanthropic and humanitarian efforts have impacted San Diego.

Tom’s new site features comprehensive information on the various businesses he has started and professional societies he is a part of. One of his most successful ventures, Emerald Textiles, a top-rated healthcare linen provider has revolutionized the industry. Emerald Textiles has estimated that their high-tech washing machines save 40 million gallons of water annually, when compared to traditional processes. As the co-founder and CEO of Emerald Textiles, Tom believes that this greener approach to the hospital linen industry is extremely beneficial to the environment and inhabitants of San Diego, especially in light of a statewide drought.

Learn even more by visiting Tom Gildred’s Twitter page, or view Tom Gildred’s Instagram to view interesting photos. You can read this informative blog post to learn more.

Another interesting page focuses on Tom’s philanthropy. Visitors wanting to learn more about Tom’s philanthropic efforts can view his current and past involvement in numerous community projects and charities all across San Diego. Among many others, Tom currently serves as Chairman of the American Heart Association’s 2016 Heart and Stroke Walk and Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the San Diego Art Museum. He is also on the board of advisors at his alma mater, San Diego State University College of Business Administration.

Along with his philanthropic efforts, Tom has received numerous awards for being a visionary entrepreneur, including the following awards from Ernst and Young:

  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 National Finalist
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Finalist
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Regional


To learn more about Tom Gildred, please contact the public relations department at Emerald Textiles by calling (619) 330-7077 or via email at