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Photo Recap: New Jersey’s First Women’s Collaboration Summit

Today, our Chief Operating Officer, Liz Shivers and Product Development Engineer, Jerri Yu attended the New Jersey’s First Women’s Collaboration Summit in Marlboro, NJ.

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Feature Friday: New Addition to the Team – Ezell Simon, Site Manager

Ezell Grey

Ezell Simon is a Site Manager for MILSPRAY Military Technologies ™. He has over 29 years of experience in the Fabrication field which includes Corrosion Control and Aircraft Structural Repair and inspections in both military and civilian environments.

Simon has worked as a Corrosion Control Production Supervisor and Manager and has an extensive military professional background including but not limited to; Lackland Air Force Base (AFB) in Texas and Little Rock Air Force Base (AFB) in Arkansas. After serving four years at Little Rock AFB, he joined the United States Air Force Reserves at the Maxwell AFB in Alabama. Later on, he was hired by DynCorp Support Services at Columbus AFB in Mississippi.

His 24 years of service at Columbus AFB, allowed him to work for several military contractors such as Raytheon Aerospace, Beech Aerospace, DynCorp International and L-3 Vertex Logistic Solutions.

Simon is an ordained minister that studied Theology and Christian Education at Selma University in Selma, Alabama. Further studies include Pastoral Ministries at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Simon is also a certified Teacher/Instructor by the Sunday School Publishing Board of Nashville, TN.


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MILSPRAY™ Team Members to Attend New Jersey’s First Women’s Collaboration Summit

Liz Shivers

Liz DeSerio, MILSPRAY’s Chief Operating Officer

MILSPRAY’s Chief Operating Officer is Liz Shivers. Shivers oversees the day-to-day operating activities of the company with responsibility for the coordination, execution and optimization of internal operations and resources to fulfill the company’s long-term and annual operating plan commitments. She is responsible for focusing on the maintenance of customer satisfaction, project portfolio performance, the effective allocation of resources across the organization and overall operational performance.

In her previous role as CFO and SVP of Operations at MILSPRAY™, Shivers was responsible for the synergy of efforts in the formulation and execution of MILSPRAY’s global strategy. All while overseeing a broad portfolio of services and capabilities for all branches of the U.S. military and various national agencies.  These mission critical projects included the management of the company’s mobile corrosion teams in support of the US Marine Corps Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPAC) Program domestically and internationally in Japan, Africa, Romania, Italy and Spain.

Under her leadership, MILSPRAY’s operational teams demonstrated exceptional performance within the US Marine Corps CPAC Program, which assisted the company in winning its first multi-year contract with the US Army in 2012 to provide mobile corrosion control services to the US Army National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA. 

Shivers will continue to support the management of the company’s diverse portfolio of technologies and resources including the execution of the global operational strategy to include our recent expansion into Guam for the restoration of Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) for Andersen Air Force Base; as well as the increase in operational capacity at our regional facility in Lakewood, NJ, to support customers on a global scale.


 

Jiayu Jerri Yu (Grey) 

Jiayu “Jerri” Yu is a Product Development Engineer for MILSPRAY™. Yu will be responsible for the ideation and implementation process of the second generation of renewable energy systems. MILSPRAY’s premier technology, the Scorpion Energy Hunter™ Renewable Energy System, is a market leader within the US Marine Corps and the US Army, and was recently deployed at Camp Buckner at the US Military Academy, West Point, NY, where it provided power to a command center as part of the US Army’s NetZero Program to address sustainability and energy security challenges.Yu brings industry experience in design engineering utilizing a variety of Computer Aided Design (CAD) products as well as engineering analysis tools.

She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY.

 


 

Today, MILSPRAY’s Chief Operating Officer and Product Development Engineer will be in attendance at the New Jersey’s First Women’s Collaboration Summit which will be held at the Bella Vista Country Club in Marlboro, NJ.

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If you would like to see other events MILSPRAY™ team members will be attending be sure to: Visit our Trade Shows/Events Page

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Day 1 Photo Recap: International Armoured Vehicles (IAV)

Today, is Day 2 at the International Armoured Vehicles Event taking place at the Twickenham Stadium in London, UK.

Be sure to visit our Booth #C1 to see our Scorpion Energy Hunter™ and our Expeditionary Vehicle Wash System on display.

To learn more visit our website: Click Here

To learn more about the 2016 International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) Conference: Visit Here

Whether you are attending the 2016 International Armoured Vehicles Conference or would like to join the conversation be sure to use the hashtag #IAVevent, #Ready2Go, #CleanandGreen

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#TechTuesday – International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) Video – MILSPRAY™ Products/Services

Today is #TechTuesday and this week we have MILSPRAYTeam Members who are in attendance at the International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) Conference in London, UK.

We would like to share with you our (IAV) Video which shows off our Products/Services.

Featured in video: Scorpion Energy Hunter™, Vehicle Wash Systems, eXV-1™, Corrosion Prevention, Control, and Repair Services – Watch Now


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DefenceIQ – Armoured Vehicle Industry Insight From MILSPRAY Military Technologies™

Defence IQ: At the last International Armoured Vehicles event, MILSPRAY™ unveiled The eXV-1™, a new lightweight hybrid-electric 4×4. Can you highlight what development/interest this has seen in the past year?

MILSPRAY: Last year, the unveiling of the eXV-1™ demonstrated our commitment to provide the warfighter with the most technically innovative and survivable vehicle offering mobility, stealth, and protection. Since IAV 2015, we have focused on continued development of the vehicle in areas of reliability and durability. We have also looked into the manufacturing side for ways to improve upon structural quality while being cognizant of keeping costs down.

This year we were honored to further strengthen our commitment to those on the battlefield when our eXV-1™ was selected for a number of testing opportunities with outside agencies. This summer 2015, the eXV-1™ was tested at the U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Concepts Demonstration (E2C) at the Marine Corps Base in Camp Lejeune, NC. At E2C, we proved that the eXV-1™ is a versatile all terrain vehicle that reduces resupply and logisitics, provides tactical advantages, and reduces the load of the soldier both on and off the battlefield. Overall, the eXV-1™ was well received at E2C and was viewed as a dependable and efficient solution to giving the warfighter more mobility on the battlefield.

Another testing opportunity came from the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab where the eXV-1™ underwent a Limited Technical Assessment (LTA) at the Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) located in Carson City, Nevada. This testing helped to identify requirements for the next Internally Transportable Vehicle (ITV-R).

The company has also previously showcased its achievements with alternate energy and composite materials. How keen is the global armoured vehicles market on cutting its carbon footprint or finding ways to reduce energy expenditure in general?

In today’s world we are making faster planes, larger vehicles, an array of computers and communication devices, all of which are consuming more and more energy to facilitate our projection of power. The global armoured vehicles market is aware that operational energy is required to enable military operations – from transportation to training and exercises to actual missions; but, the majority of this operational energy is provided by oil. It is this oil requirement that threatens the security of not only the United States but also foreign countries as well. Realization of this security threat by global organizations has spurred the global market to focus on finding solutions that utilize renewable energy to reduce their oil consumption. The United Nations is just one of global organizations that has realized the need to reduce oil consumption and has launched an initiative called ‘25×25’ which is campaigning to get 25 percent of America’s energy from renewable resources by the year 2025.

You’ll of course be returning for IAV 2016. What will be on the discussion table this year? What challenges are you looking to resolve/opportunities you are looking to explore this coming year?

First and foremost the need to improve energy security by reducing fossil fuel consumption has been one problem that has been at the forefront of our customer’s minds here at MILSPRAY Military Technologies™. This year we look forward to addressing how the eXV-1™, with its completely electric drive train, has the potential to eventually eliminate fossil fuel consumption for its class of vehicle. The purely electric drive train operates independently of fossil fuels which: reduces the number of fuel convoys needed to complete a mission, minimizes constant resupply, and lessens the amount of personnel needs on the battlefield. This is why we strongly believe with proper planning in place and the right application set, it is possible to cut fossil fuels out of the equation.

Another advantage from a tactical perspective is the stealth benefits of noise and thermal signature reduction. The electric drive train is quiet and produces much less heat than a standard internal combustion engine. As a highly mobile ultra-light vehicle the eXV-1™ has the ability to reduce the burden on the warfighter by having the ability to travel places other larger vehicles cannot.

In looking to utilize and address the need for reliable power on demand we look forward to discussing how MILSPRAY’s Scorpion Energy Hunter™ is a deployable renewable energy system that is an ideal solution for deployed military operations. This system is rugged and equipped to survive transport and rough handling, and keeps the warfighter in mind with its easy setup. The Scorpion Energy Hunter™ utilizes renewable energy generation combined with energy storage and power management to effectively reduce the amount of fuel required to generate power in off-grid applications. This will in turn reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, minimizing the number of convoys needed to travel supply routes in war zones, and saving lives of service members.

Our system has been purchased by the USMC and Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF) and fielded at various U.S. Marine Corps Bases, and within the past year our Scorpion Energy Hunter™ has undergone an operational assignment at the United States Military Academy – West Point. In the near future, we have in-theatre OCONUS deployments slated for the Middle East and Africa.

What are the most frequent demands being made by end-users in this domain from armoured vehicle suppliers in general and from MILSPRAY™ specifically? In what ways is the company prepared to respond to emerging operational requirements?

End-users are always interested in things that let them carry out their mission: faster, easier and safer. If we are able to reduce the amount of time soldiers spend on fuel convoys, they’re going to get other missions completed faster. If we can give them a strategic advantage by being covert in The eXV-1™, it will be easier to carry out their missions. If we can provide backup power capability while reducing the number of conveys needed to transport fuel and minimize fuel consumption with the Scorpion Energy Hunter™, they’re going to be safer. That being said, we often hear about reducing expeditionary energy. We address this in both mobile (eXV-1™) and stationary applications (Scorpion Energy Hunter™), while also providing other benefits like stealth operation for the eXV-1™ and backup power for the Scorpion™.

Lately, the US DoD has been pushing harder for companies to provide initial R&D on new products to alleviate some of the budget pressure. How is R&D conducted and balanced at MILSPRAY™? Are you working with private and federal organizations in order to drive these innovations?

The Department of Defense (DoD) is continually soliciting Research and Development efforts from Institutes of Higher Education as well as industry as a whole. These solicitations, sometimes broad in scope, and sometimes very focused, allow companies like MILSPRAY Military Technologies™ to put forth a combination of cutting edge technologies paired with our decades of ingenuity to find those solutions for the DoD, whether developing deployable solar energy power plants that reduce both the reliance on, or need for, fuel convoys and reduction of carbon footprints, such as our Scorpion Energy Hunter™ system, or developing a cutting-edge high speed electric tactical vehicle, such as our eXV-1™ that fully integrates the recharging capabilities of our Scorpion™ system.

The DoD also provides a conduit for federal funding for specific grant programs which allows Research and Development teams to take on new challenges and encourages outside-the-box thinking for the development of alternative energy systems, ballistic targeted technologies, medical devices, and a wealth of technologically advanced products and systems.

MILSPRAY’s Research and Development team of chemists, engineers, and physicists embrace these challenges to bring the most innovative products to the US DoD that significantly contribute to warfighter safety, cost reduction, and protection of our environment. We have also formed partnerships with institutions of higher learning to acquire talent for our Emerging Leaders Internship Program. By offering internships in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) we are able to do our part in showing federal and state policymakers the critical role STEM education plays in U.S. competitiveness and future economic prosperity.

Meanwhile, how does MILSPRAY™ ensure effective partnerships with other industry players and end-users? What is it about meeting with fellow professionals in a one-to-one environment that you feel offers the best footing to establish/maintain key relationships?

Here at MILSPRAY™ we realize the importance of meeting our customer’s requirements with a world-class comprehensive suite of solutions. This is the reason we seek to align ourselves with partners who are share our organization’s core values in order to create a superior customer experience to our end-users.

The benefit of being in a one-to-one environment is the opportunity to discuss with key industry players ways to improve upon our competitive positioning, gain entry into new markets, and capitalize on critical core competencies.


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1 Day Until the 2016 International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) Conference in London, UK

1 Day Remaining IAV 2016

One day until the 2016 International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) Conference. The event takes place from January 25-28, 2016 at the Twickenham Stadium, in London, UK.

Be sure to visit our Booth #C1 to see our Scorpion Energy Hunter™ and our Expeditionary Vehicle Wash System on display.

To learn more visit our website: Click Here

To learn more about the 2016 International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) Conference: Visit Here

Whether you are attending the 2016 International Armoured Vehicles Conference or would like to join the conversation be sure to use the hashtag #IAVevent, #Ready2Go, #CleanandGreen

Follow Us on Twitter: @MILSPRAY