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MILSPRAY™ Appoints Liz Shivers to Chief Operating Officer

Liz Shivers, MILSPRAY's Chief Operating Officer

Liz Shivers, MILSPRAY’s Chief Operating Officer

MILSPRAY Military Technologies™ [Lakewood, NJ, www.milspray.com} announced the appointment of Liz Shivers to Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2016. Most recently, Shivers held the dual role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Senior Vice President (SVP) of Operations for MILSPRAY™.

In this new role, Shivers will oversee 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 will focus 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, 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.  

Brian Feser, President and Chief Executive Officer of MILSPRAY™ said, “Liz is a tremendous leader with a demonstrated record of leading the organization through meaningful change.” Her breadth of experience across the organization will be invaluable in this role.” “Liz’s appointment to Chief Operating Officer is part of the company’s overall objective to ensure that our customers, teaming partners and suppliers are fully integrated into our expansion into global markets.”

Shivers joined MILSPRAY™ in 2007.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in Finance from Canyon College and a Master Certificate in Government Contract Management from Villanova University.


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5 Days Until the 2016 International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) Conference in London, UK

5 Days Remaining IAV 2016

Five days 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.

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

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6 Days Until the 2016 International Armoured Vehicles Conference in London, UK

6 Days Remaining IAV 2016

Six days 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 or #Ready2Go.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Honoring the Dream

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Signed into law in January 1983 by President Ronald Reagan, the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday is a celebration of Dr. King’s immeasurable contribution to the United States, and to humankind. – To learn more visit: The King Center

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MILSPRAY™ Team Members to Attend the 2016 International Armoured Vehicles Conference in London, UK

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MILSPRAY™ team members will be exhibiting our Scorpion Energy Hunter™ and our Expeditionary Vehicle Wash System at the 2016 International Armoured Vehicles Conference taking place at the Twickenham Stadium in London, UK from January 25-28, 2016. 

Brian Feser

Brian Feser, President & CEO

MILSPRAY‘s Chief Executive Officer and President is Brian Feser. Feser is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel with 28 years of service serving both in the enlisted and officer ranks. He previously served as Vice President of International Business Operations for Textron Systems. Before being promoted, he served as Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Textron Marine & Land Systems and concurrently served as the Director of Afghanistan Operations fielding the mobile strike force armored vehicle for the Afghan National Army.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources and Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He holds a Certificate in Communications and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management as well as a Certification in Law Enforcement from the University of Virginia. Brian is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). He also earned his certificate in Executive Protection.

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Peder Cox, VP of Business Development & Sales

Mr. Cox has over 40 years of both national and international experience in the field of Logistics and Transportation Management. He is a retired U.S. Army officer with a broad span of experience in all areas of logistics management, from the strategic to tactical levels, command and control, United Nations Peacekeeping Operations and Logistics Support and also Security Operations.

Previously he worked for 2 years for Ecolog International as their head of Business Development and Program Support and for 12 years for DynCorp International in all areas ranging from establishing global support operations to running their international recruiting operations and for the last 4 years as a Director of Business Development.

He attended the United States Military Academy and currently holds a B.S., in History from Campbell University and an M.A. in History from the University of Alabama.

Joe Gerschutz

Joseph Gerschutz, Director of Engineering

Joseph Gerschutz is MILSPRAY’s Director of Engineering. Gerschutz has been with the company since 2011, specializing in alternative energy systems for military and commercial applications. His work at MILSPRAY™ includes product development and program management of hybrid renewable energy systems, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle development. With over 10 years of professional experience, his previous work includes developing fuel cell vehicles in a partnership between General Motors and the U.S. Army, as well as work on other major automotive OEM research and development teams.

Joseph received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton, and holds a Master of Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.

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Natalie Adis, Digital Marketing Manager

Natalie Adis is MILSPRAY’s Digital Marketing Manager. Adis began her career at MILSPRAY™ as a Social Media Strategist Intern and worked her way to a full-time Digital Marketing Manager role.

Prior to her coming to MILSPRAY™, Natalie had been and still remains the Founder and Owner of the Digital Marketing Agency, Social Splash Guru. As a Hootsuite™ Ambassador, Google Partner, and Speaker she remains an active participant as a Subject Matter Expert in Digital Marketing. She is a published expert and is featured in Zazzle Media’s Article, “Expert Tips for Impactful Content Distribution.” 

She holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities (Spanish Studies) and a Master of Business Administration in Global Marketing from Georgian Court University.


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#FollowFriday!

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It’s #FollowFriday and we want to know who you are following in the government, military, and commercial contractor arenas?

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MILSPRAY™ Welcomes Mike Lepore – Appointed to Position of Senior Director of Finance

Mike Lepore

Mike Lepore, Senior Director of Finance

MILSPRAY Military Technologies™ (Lakewood, NJ, http://www.milspray.com) announced that Mike Lepore has been named Senior Director of Finance. Lepore will replace Liz Shivers, who was appointed to Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Lepore will lead the company’s accounting, financial planning and analysis, government accounting and compliance.

Lepore has twenty-five years of leadership experience in auditing, accounting, and compliance within both government and private industries. Prior to joining MILSPRAY™, he spent the last seven years at a mid-sized government defense contractor holding various financial and compliance positions of increasing responsibility. He successfully led the company through numerous financial and governmental audits, including major business systems. His efforts helped the company achieve and maintain an approved accounting system.

Lepore received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ, and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is an active member in both the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and the American Institute of CPAs.

“We are excited to have Mike join the team,” said Brian Feser, President and Chief Executive Officer. “He is a strong leader who has keen finance skills as well as a deep knowledge of government contracting.”


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Winning With Women – Share Your Story?

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Today, is Winning With Women Wednesday and we wanted to share with you all the inspiring women who have participated in our blog series over the past year. These women are not only dedicated professionals, but are also passionate about seeing all women succeed. This group of women came from an array of industries and have graciously shared their stories and advice with us in order to inspire others to take action in their own personal success stories and pay it forward. 


History of Winning With Women Wednesday

Winning With Women Wednesday was an idea that had been brought to life after MILSPRAY Military Technologies™ employees had celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, 2015. The concept behind the day was to create qualitative blog posts comprised of tips, interviews, and videos that would inspire, motivate, and serve to mentor women both young and old, to push themselves further than they ever imagined.

These posts have and continue to help establish confidence, respect, and independence for women who are looking to develop their professional skill set and all the while feeling a sense of community when endeavoring to achieve their own personal success.

These posts were first written from women within the MILSPRAY Military Technologies™ organization, however over time the blog has grown both locally and nationally to be inclusive of women who serve in an array of industries and currently hold various leadership positions within their organizations.


 

If you would like to nominate someone to share their story for our Winning With Women Wednesday blog series click here.

To join the conversation use the hashtag #WinningWithWomen. Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @MILSPRAY


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Transformation Thursday: Work In Progress

Today is Transformation Thursday and we are currently working on this Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle from Warminster Township Police Department. Wonder what it will look like when it’s completed? Be sure to continue checking back for status updates every Thursday.

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