MILSPRAY®

Where Innovation and Military Requirements Meet!


Leave a comment

MILSPRAY® Team Members To Attend Science & Healthcare Networking Forum At Seton Hall University

Image result for seton hall logo

MILSPRAY’s VP of Administrative Operations, Chantel Robinson, and Senior Director of Research & Development, Matthew Johnston will be attending the Science & Healthcare Networking Forum hosted by Seton Hall University, located in South Orange, NJ. The forum will feature Mrs. Robinson, and Mr. Johnston sharing information about their profession, industry, and various job functions within the MILSPRAY® organization with undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni of Seton Hall University. The event is scheduled for today, November 3rd, from 5:00pm-7:00pm eastern.

 

Chantel Robinson, VP of Administrative Operations

Chantel Robinson, VP, Administrative Operations

Chantel Robinson has years of leadership experience in marketing, project management and brand development. Since joining the company in 2011, she has increased MILSPRAY’s exposure within the Department of Defense while leading technology demonstrations at the Pentagon, the Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF), the US Marine Corps Expeditionary Forward Operating Base (Ex-FOB) and other high profile military events. Under her leadership, MILSPRAY® secured its first contract with the US Army for corrosion prevention and control services and formed numerous teaming arrangements with strategic partners to pursue multiple IDIQ contracts.

In August 2014, Robinson was promoted to Vice President of Administrative Operations with responsibility for Human Resources, Marketing and Communications for MILSPRAY®. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in International Business from Seton Hall University.

 

Matthew Johnston HS c

Matthew Johnston, Senior Director, Research & Development

Matthew L. Johnston is MILSPRAY’s Senior Director of Research & Development and has over a decade of specialty polymer development for US Military and commercial applications. Mr. Johnston is a Subject Matter Expert in Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings (CARC) and waterborne CARC coatings development.

During his career at MILSPRAY®, he has served as the Principal Investigator (PI) for the development of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Contract W911NF-09-02-0001 Multi-functional Stealth Coatings; PI for MILSPRAY’s new Ballistic Resistant System (BRS) for police vehicles; PI for the development of energy-dissipative ballistic mitigation polymer systems; and PI for the development of optically clear energy-deflective ballistic polymer systems. Mr. Johnston has also gained multiple patents for MILSPRAY’s touch-up paint systems as well as patents for developing a new category of touch-up paint application systems.

Mr. Johnston’s previous experience includes serving as the PI for the development of a multi-stage cured Radar Absorbing Material (RAM) for stealth aircrafts; development of direct-to-metal locomotive coatings; formulations of urethane and epoxy coatings; and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) chemical characterization of World Trade Center dust and debris following the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster which is now known as World Trade Center Dust.

_________________________________________________________________

For more information about MILSPRAY® please click here

Advertisements


Leave a comment

Winning With Women Wednesday: 5 Motivational Quotes To Conquer The Rest Of Your Work Week

ruth-reichl-oprah-winfrey-maya-angelou-elizabeth-cady-stanton-anne-lomott

It’s Winning With Women Wednesday and today we have 5 “Motivational” quotes from successful women leaders. If you have a quote and would like to join the conversation on Twitter, be sure to add the hashtag #WinningWithWomen to your tweets.

Be sure to “Follow Us” on Twitter: @MILSPRAY

Also be sure to like our Facebook Page


Leave a comment

Winning With Women Wednesday: 5 Motivational Quotes To Conquer The Rest Of Your Work Week

mother-teresa-audrey-hepburn-susan-cain-margaret-thatcher-harper-lee

It’s Winning With Women Wednesday and today we have 5 “Motivational” quotes from successful women leaders. If you have a quote and would like to join the conversation on Twitter, be sure to add the hashtag #WinningWithWomen to your tweets.

Be sure to “Follow Us” on Twitter: @MILSPRAY

Also be sure to like our Facebook Page


Leave a comment

Winning With Women Wednesday: What’s Keeping You From Success?

It is Winning With Women Wednesday, and earlier this week we had a guest blogger named Adel Meyer, who sent in a blog titled, “What’s Keeping You From Success?” This blog has insight from Adel’s professional experience as a Social Media Strategist and Coach and she wanted to share with us seven bad habits we should avoid when continuing on our path to success.


In 2014, I decided to become an entrepreneur and within the past year and a half, I’ve been helping business owners with their Social Media Strategies and had noticed some key things holding them back from success. I wanted to share with you some of the bad habits I had witnessed along the way.

Many of us know being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, but we all work hard at it. You put in the hours and do the research, but somehow success can still elude you. This is also true as a professional. You treat your role as a dedicated and passionate worker in the workplace, but something is keeping you from succeeding onto greater roles in the organization and you’re not quite sure what it is.

What’s worse is that more than one thing may be holding you back and you need to figure it out quickly, if you want success to stop passing you by.

  1. Focusing on the Past

Focused On The Past

Regret is a powerful emotion. There will be moments when you’ll remember the mistakes you’ve made and what they cost you, and you may find yourself stuck on them. Just rest assured that things are going to go wrong. Mistakes will be made and any time spent thinking about your mistakes should revolve around learning from it, no more and no less.

  1. Being Envious of Your Peers

You’re going to see many people ahead of you, especially at the start. Every time you do research on the competition, you’re going to find a company or a person doing exceptionally well. It can get disheartening seeing people do well, doubly so if they’re in your industry or in a similar role as yours.

But being a successful professional is about maximizing your time. Every moment you spend focused on someone else’s success is a moment you’re not spending on your work. If there is any exception to this, it is when you use your envy to inspire you to work hard. However, even this fuel should be used sparingly.

  1. Surrounding Yourself with Negativity

Surrounding Yourself with Negativity

Give the ocean enough time and it will wear down even the toughest rocks. Think of negativity as the ocean and your willpower as the rocks. No matter how determined you are or how good of an idea you may have, you can only hear so much negativity before it starts making your mornings darker and gloomier.

You can’t surround yourself with people who do nothing but complain and criticize. Work with people who have a positive attitude and look for solutions instead of just looking for the next thing to complain about. If someone like that works at your company, observe them. See if they’re actually working to fix the object of their concern or if they’re just whining.

  1. Making Excuses Instead of Admitting Fault

No Excuses

You’re going to make mistakes throughout your professional career and sometimes, people are going to notice. For especially severe mistakes, it might be tempting to rattle off a series of excuses. But instead of creating excuses, decide to be productive by admitting your faults and look for ways to prevent that mistake from ever occurring again.

Pride and ego are dangerous things in the workplace and can ruin companies. Don’t let these two things make decisions for you. Focus on what is good for the company.

  1. Becoming Mentally Stagnant

You’re never going to know everything about your industry. You might know everything you need at the moment, but the future can change things enough to render your knowledge useless. That’s why you need to stay on top of the game and keep learning. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first day or your thousandth day on the job – keep learning and stay relevant.

  1. You Don’t Plan Your Day

Plan Your Day

Competition is fierce. Even if you’re the first in a brand-new role or company, chances are that you’re going to face some form of indirect competition. Each moment you spend awake must be accounted for and must serve the future of the company.

Spend your evenings making an action plan for the next day so that you wake up ready and armed with a plan in mind. This lets you spend your mornings getting ready for the day instead of trying to figure out what you’re actually going to do.

  1. Being All Talk

If you want to be a successful professional, you’re going to do more than just talk about what you’re going to do. If you talk the talk, you had better walk the walk. Show your clients, co-workers, and/or investors that you’re not full of hot air and empty promises. Give them statistics and profit margins, instead of speeches.

Note – this can be a good way to make yourself accountable to your peers. The fear of getting called out on your failures can be a powerful motivational tool. Of course, this will only work if you have the right kind of personality for it.

The road to success has enough barriers as it is. Don’t let bad habits or bad people make it even more complicated. Clean up your act and clean up your professional life. 


Adel Meyer

About the Author:

Adel de Meyer is a Hootsuite Ambassador, Social Media & Digital Strategy Consultant and Trainer. Adel is a Top 60 Social Media Influencer in Australia and ranked by Dr. Jim Barry as a Top 20 Social Media Coach. Adel helps Small to Medium-Sized Businesses and Entrepreneurs grow by using Social Media as a marketing and relationship building tool.

You can connect with Adel de Meyer on LinkedIn Twitter Google+ or Facebook. Read more of Adel’s articles on adeldemeyer.com

 


Leave a comment

Winning with Women Wednesday: Supercharge Your Work Week with a Workout

Winning with Women

Today, is Winning with Women Wednesday and MILSPRAY’s Accounting Technician, Colleen Tully would like to share with you four ways you can revamp your work week with a workout.

At times throughout the work week it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and/or tired from your job. But did you know that by working out you could help reduce your stress at work and feel less tired throughout the day?

Studies have shown that women who workout (ex. walking, biking, aerobics, or weight training) are much happier in their lives.

That is why when I need a few moments to regroup, I take to the roads for a good run. I find that running for me truly helps to clear my mind. Now, I realize that not every woman can’t find the time throughout her day to run, or may not even want to run. But wouldn’t it be nice to have some “You” time?

What I am trying to say is that as women we have so many things on our plate that we need to do, that we often place time for ourselves at the very bottom of the list. However, you need to stay happy and healthy in order to continue to assist others and succeed in your career.

This is why it doesn’t have to be all or nothing when it comes to working out. You CAN find a happy medium to winning in your career, while working out at the same time. You just need to take action in finding that happy medium for yourself.

Here are my 4 tips for staying on track to powering through your work week, even when that silly thing called, “Life” tries to get in the way:

1. Set a goal. Let this be your own goal, not a goal that anyone else sets up for you.

2. Be consistent. Whether it is 5 minutes or 60 minutes set a goal that is reasonable for you to maintain. For example, a 10 minute walk three times a day will add up to a half hour a day before you know it. Creating shorter workouts are a quick and convenient to still succeed in achieving fitness goals for those who do not have a 30 minute block of time in their day to commit to a workout.

3. Make a commitment. You deserve much more than excuses for not working out. Be determined to change your mindset and look for creative ways to add workouts to your agenda. For example, if you have a desk job, start taking a ten minute walking break for lunch, walk during commercial breaks while watching television, or when going shopping at the mall finish a mall lap before going into a store.

4. Be ready. Half of the battle of not working out is not being prepared when the opportunity arises to be active. Remember to have a pair of sneakers handy and even a set of workout clothes in the trunk of your car, so you can change if the opportunity arises.

Just remember, “Your only one workout away from a good mood.”


Colleen Tully is an Accounting Technician here at MILSPRAY.  Tully has over 6 years of Accounting experience and she has worked for MILSPRAY for the past 2 years.  Currently, she is in the Accounts Payable department and is an Assistant to the Director of Finance. Colleen is a highly motivated and truly dedicated MILSPRAY team member.