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MILSPRAY’s Senior Director, Engineering & Product Development, Ahmad Zahedi to Attend – NJ MEP ISO 9001:2015 Update

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Ahmad Zaheti, Senior Director, Engineering & Product Development

MILSPRAY’s Senior Director of Engineering & Product Development is Ahmad Zahedi. Mr. Zahedi has a diverse range of industry experience in Engineering, Program Management and Product Development for Aerospace, Automation and Power Generation Industries. Prior to joining MILSPRAY™ he was Vice President of Engineering and Program Management at the Westwood division of L-3 Corporation. He has led major projects under contract for NASA, DARPA, US Air Force, Navy and Army as well as internally funded Research & Development Programs. As an entrepreneur, he has owned and operated three businesses including two startup companies.

As an engineer, Mr. Zahedi has developed design and manufacturing methods for Organic, Metal and Ceramic Composites as well as Hollow Titanium Fan Blades. He has chaired the International Society of Automation’s (ISA) SP103 and was Vice President and member of Executive Committee for the FDT Group an international automation standards organization. He has also been active in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Helicopter Society (AHS), along with the American Composite Society and has been awarded three patents. Ahmad has worked overseas as Technical Consultant and has led international projects, Technical Partnerships and Revenue Share Programs.

Mr. Zahedi holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He also earned his Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from GE Aviation and has used his business acumen, project management and technical knowledge to design collaborative project management tools, establishing new engineering processes and Digitization of Business Processes resulting in significant performance improvement and cost savings.

Today, Mr. Zahedi will be in attendance at the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) – ISO 9001:2015 Update: Why it is Being Done, What it Means For You workshop. This workshop will be held at the NJMEP Headquarters in Cedar Knolls, NJ from 9:00am-11:00am.

To find out more information about the workshop you can: Click Here

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Motivational Monday: Create Your Future

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“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

Do you have a favorite motivational quote?

If so, please be apart of the conversation on Twitter today by using the hashtag #MotivationalMonday.

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Photo Recap: Latino Small Business and Resource Fair

Yesterday, Senator Booker’s team hosted the first Latino Small Business Forum where small business owners were able to learn about federal contracting opportunities and private resources to help business owners thrive.

To learn more about the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Click Here

Don’t forget to join the conversation by using the hashtags #BookerSmallBiz and #SHCCNJ.

Also, be sure to “Follow Us” on Twitter: @MILSPRAY 

 


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MILSPRAY’S Digital Marketing Manager, Natalie Adis to Attend Latino Small Business and Resource Fair

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Natalie Adis is MILSPRAY’s Digital Marketing Manager. Natalie has several years of digital/social media marketing, project management, and public relations experience. 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. She is a Speaker, Hootsuite™ Ambassador and Google Partner who remains an active participant as a Subject Matter Expert in Digital Marketing within the industry. She is also a published thought leader in articles such as Zazzle Media’s, “Expert Tips for Impactful Content Distribution” and Creative Click Media’s “15 Social Media Hacks for the Business Newbie from the Pros.”

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

Natalie will be in attendance at the Latino Small Business Forum and Resource Fair hosted by Senator Booker on May 9, 2016 at the Culinary Conference Center at Hudson County Community College: 161 Newkirk St, Jersey City, NJ 07306.

Be sure to stay engaged in the conversation and “Follow Us” on Twitter: @MILSPRAY


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Winning With Women Revisited: A Follow-Up Interview With Jessica Thomulka

Jessica Thomulka HSRecently, our very own Emerging Leaders Intern, Jessica Thomulka was awarded an Experiential Education Student Award from Seton Hall University.

We were able to catch up with her to ask her a few questions.

Get to know Jessica by reading our interview with her below:

1. Jessica, we were so pleased to welcome you back for your second time as an Intern here at MILSPRAY™, what new updates do you have for us regarding your collegiate life?

I will be graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry & Philosophy with a Minor in Legal Studies in Business later this month. Also, I will be given a certificate in the University Honors Program.

I am a Member of Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy Honor Society) and was newly inducted into the Legal Studies Honor Society at Seton Hall. Just recently, I received the Experiential Education Award for my work at MILSPRAY Military Technologies™ to represent the College of Arts and Science. (Honored as 1 of 12 awardees recognized)

2. Please tell us why you wanted to return to MILSPRAY™ for a second term as an Intern?

Because I had so much fun over the summer! Most students prefer to work multiple internships, but I wanted to continue with MILSPRAY™ so I could build on my skills that I learned in my first internship. Since chemistry is a skills-based discipline I wanted to hone my lab skills in polymer development and testing. I love the work environment in Research & Development and I was excited to be invited back.

3. The last time you were here you provided assistance with polymer formulation, preparation, testing, processing documents derived from testing, and assisting in the interpretation of test results. You were also responsible for migrating Material Safety Data Sheets to OSHA, in order to ensure the safety of MILSPRAY™ employees and customers. This time around what have you been working on?

I find myself spending more time in the lab focusing on the development of some of the polymer systems we are working on. With more experience, I have a higher understanding of the processes behind the chemical reactions taking place and an increased ability to interpret results. Matthew has given me independence in working on a project and I have learned to manage my time and organize my data in an efficient manner.

4. What is one of your favorite things about being one of our Emerging Leaders Intern here at MILSPRAY Military Technologies™?

At MILSPRAY™, I do not feel like an intern. I have been given responsibility in completing my tasks and the work I do directly impacts the ongoing projects within R&D.

5. What advice would you want to give to other students looking to apply to MILSPRAY™ for an internship?

There is a strong sense of teamwork and collaboration within MILSPRAY™. My internship at MILSPRAY™ has been a nice complement to my education because it has allowed me to translate what I learned in the classroom into a hands-on environment. Students who are eager to learn and willing to get involved in a variety of projects should apply.

6. Do you have any mentors here at the organization?

Everyone within the R&D department has lent a helping hand over the past year. I have worked closely with Jack and Tom in the lab and Matthew has provided guidance as I completed my projects. I am thankful for their patience and willingness to pass on their knowledge and skills to me.

Additionally, Natalie from the Marketing department has been extremely helpful in passing on her social media strategies and career advice specifically with LinkedIn and networking.

7. If so, what is one of the best pieces of advice you were ever given during your internship at MILSPRAY™?

The best piece of advice I received was to learn something new every day. An internship is an educational tool and it has two dimensions: I contribute to the organization and in turn I learn all about the business as it relates to chemistry and in all of its aspects. I enjoyed poking my head in offices other than R&D to learn a little bit about every department at MILSPRAY™. Over the past year, I have learned a tremendous amount of chemistry but also how a business functions.

Random Tidbits about Jessica

1. If you had to be named after a city, state, or country (etc.), which would you want it to be and why?

Over the past four years at Seton Hall I have spent countless hours in New York City with my friends so I would want to be named after the neighborhood, Chelsea, in Manhattan. It is a beautiful area and the memories I have made with my friends are invaluable.

2. Which do you use more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus?

Thesaurus! I am always looking for ways to expand my vocabulary, but that may be the philosopher in me.

3. What was the most memorable class you had ever taken?

Moral Argumentation Debate. I had the opportunity to take this course which had an extracurricular commitment associated with it. I competed with my team at the Ethics Bowl at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut and we won all three matches. I had never participated in an academic debate and I gained public speaking experience which had been extremely beneficial.

4. If you had to be trapped in a TV Show for a month, which would you choose and why?
I would choose the West Wing because I would love to work in the White House at some point in my life.


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MILSPRAY™ Team Members Attended the 2016 Experiential Education Student Awards at Seton Hall University

 

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Jessica Thomulka, Emerging Leaders Intern

We are pleased to announce that Jessica Thomulka an Emerging Leaders Intern here at MILSPRAY Military Technologies™ has been selected to receive one of the 2016 Experiential Education Student Awards at Seton Hall University.

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Chantel Robinson, VP of Administrative Operations

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Matthew Johnston, Senior Director of Research & Development

Today, she was awarded at the Experiential Education Student Awards Breakfast which took place at Seton Hall University, in the University Center, Chancellor’s Suite. MILSPRAY’s Matthew Johnston, Senior Director of Research & Development and Chantel Robinson, VP of Administrative Operations, were in attendance at the breakfast as Jessica received her award in front of family, faculty and friends.

Fun Fact – Did you know one of the factors for the award was her experience as an intern at MILSPRAY™? 

Find out more about our internship opportunities at MILSPRAY™: Click Here

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