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Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference

We are just over a week away from the 2017 Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference. The event will be taking place at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Alabama from August 7th through August 10th.

MILSPRAY® will have their Touch-Up Paints & Coatings Products, and Corrosion Prevention, Control and Repair Services on display. Touch Up Paints and Coatings

Corrosion Prevention, Control and Repair ServicesThe DoD- Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference is a critical event that fosters an efficient and effective collaborative environment to not only better understand the impact of corrosion on DoD equipment and infrastructure, but also jointly work toward practical prevention and control solutions.  This effort brings together a diverse spectrum of technical expertise and knowledge representing government, industry, academia, and international corrosion partners.  Participants represent essentially every field related to corrosion prevention and control, including basic and applied research; maintenance and sustainment; research and development; practitioners and manufacturers; and the DoD acquisition workforce.  Through a series of technical programs and events, the conference proceedings are designed to stimulate collaboration and promote information sharing opportunities.  Participants also have the opportunity to interact with respected leaders and recognized subject matter experts across the corrosion community worldwide.

Call (732) 886-2223 or email chadvroman@milspray.com today for more information!

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Feature Friday: Corrosion Prevention, Control and Repair Services – Commercial Trailer

It’s #FeatureFriday! Check out these photos from the restoration of a commercial trailer.

 

MILSPRAY® has provided Corrosion Prevention, Control and Repair (CPAC/R) services to the U.S. Military since 2003. We offer a diverse suite of services that address any surface treatment and protection challenge for both military and commercial applications.

In addition to our global brick and mortar locations we also service thousands of military assets with our Mobile Corrosion Repair Facility (MCRF) and service teams. If you prefer to tackle corrosion on your own, we also have a full line of systems, equipment, and materials.

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Feature Friday: PAINTABLES™ Video

This Feature Friday, we have a video displaying our new product line, PAINTABLES™. Have you ever wanted to paint with ease, but you were always afraid of the typical messy and costly process involved with painting? If so, PAINTABLES™ is the perfect product for you! PAINTABLES™ makes your Arts & Crafts projects easy!

PAINTABLES™ is the only product of its kind. PAINTABLES™ is a line of Paint Applicator Kits and Pens that fit all the popular craft paint bottles in the marketplace. The crafter now has complete artistic freedom to choose the paint products they desire while harmonizing and adopting the PAINTABLES™ kit of applicator heads.

Purchase a PAINTABLES™ Kit or Pen Today by visiting our website here!

Click here for a unique Do-It-Yourself tutorial using our PAINTABLES™ products.

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Feature Friday: MILSPRAY™ To Be Featured On Worldwide Business With Kathy Ireland®

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MILSPRAY™ has partnered with Worldwide Business Productions (http://tvwwb.com/) to be part of a 30 minute sponsored television interview with Kathy Ireland. The interview will include topical discussion, field footage and visuals packaged into an impactful video piece designed to educate MILSPRAY’s target market about its technologies.

MILSPRAY’s goal is to increase its exposure domestically and internationally, not just with the military but with its unique technologies and solutions that are being repurposed into the commercial, industrial, residential and automotive industries. MILSPRAY™ has truly taken the best of what is offered to the military and repurposed those products, systems and services for the automotive, commercial, industrial and residential markets. MILSPRAY™ will highlight its military experience but also show that it has diversified into other markets.

An interview with Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland has the potential to reach over 275 million households across the world. The US television exposure is 80 million households through the Fox Business Network. The international television exposure is 198 million households through Bloomberg International Television to include Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Kathy Ireland is the Chair, CEO, and Chief Designer for kathy ireland Worldwide (kiWW®), the design and marketing firm she founded in 1993. She is a world renowned designer and super mogul.

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For more information please contact Chantel Robinson, VP, Administrative Operations, chantelrobinson@milspray.com, (732) 886-2223. http://milspray.com

 


 

About MILSPRAY™

Headquartered in Lakewood, NJ, MILSPRAY™ specializes in (1) Mobile Corrosion Prevention and Control Services for Vehicles and Equipment, (2) Deployable Renewable Energy Systems, (3) Vehicle Wash Systems, (4) Touch-up Paints and Specialty Coatings and (5) Applied Research and Development.
We provide our products, systems and services to commercial businesses, the Department of Defense (DOD), government agencies and law enforcement, domestically and internationally. These services and technologies are designed to extend the useful life of military vehicles, aircraft, ships, weapons and equipment. In addition, MILSPRAY™ is a developer and manufacturer of renewable energy systems for the military, disaster relief and commercial use.

MILSPRAY™ embraces the diversity of talent and perspective of our employees. We have created an atmosphere of inclusion where everyone has a voice and is empowered to perform at their greatest level regardless of our differences. Our total workforce is comprised of 56% minorities, 19% women and 19% veterans. Our executive management team is comprised of 50% women with 50% of our executive management team being service disabled veterans. By leveraging our unique talents, experiences and points of view, we can successfully deliver innovative solutions and value to our customers.


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Feature Friday: Introducing MILSPRAY’s Business Development Capture Manager, Joe Mimoso

­­Joe Mimoso, MILSPRAY Military Technologies™MILSPRAY’s Business Development Capture Manager is Joseph Mimoso.  Joe has been performing project management with a concentration on operations, capture and proposal management to the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Information, Sensors and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) community for nearly twenty years.  Prior to joining MILSPRAY™ he was a proposal manager at EPS Corporation in Eatontown, NJ where he led what Bloomberg Government (BGOV) rated its #1 Federal Government Opportunity off its “Top 20 Federal Government Opportunities” list.  A $37.4 billion ID/IQ Multiple Award Contract (MAC), the Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services (RS3) for the US Army, ACC-Aberdeen Proving Ground is one of the largest solicitations the US Army Contracting Command (ACC) released.  Mr. Mimoso states, “although, it has been extended multiple times and is still under source selection, I feel extremely confident it will be a winning proposal for EPS.”  His most recent win was for a Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division (NSWC PCD), Science & Technology Department (Code X) opportunity named Intelligent Sensing Operational Support (ISOS), with a total award value of $16 million.

Prior to transitioning down to Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Mr. Mimoso managed multiple projects at Ft. Monmouth, NJ for the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Tactical (PEO C3T) in various roles.  Each role enhancing his understanding of the Federal Government’s acquisition life cycle and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), giving Mr. Mimoso proposal development knowledge and skills that he says, “are sure to help increase MILSPRAY’s percentage of win (PWIN) rate for the opportunities it pursues.” 

Mr. Mimoso holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business Economics and a minor in Information Systems from Monmouth University.  Along with numerous professional development seminars, courses and symposiums, Mr. Mimoso attended a Capture Management Seminar held by the foremost business development trainers, Shipley Associates and a Proposal Management seminar held by H. Silver & Associates.  Additionally, he participated in a week-long Solutions Selling symposium.  By taking advantage of these professional development opportunities, coupled with his education and experience gleaned throughout his career, Mr. Mimoso brings to MILSPRAY™ a combination of hands-on experience and real world understanding of business development, specifically capture and proposal management.

 


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Feature Friday: Introducing MILSPRAY’s Senior Director of Engineering & Product Development, Ahmad Zahedi

Ahmad HS GreyMILSPRAY’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.


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Feature Friday: 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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Feature Friday: MILSPRAY™ Chemistry Intern Values Experience

Jessica ThomulkaIt’s Feature Friday and recently we had the chance to catch up with one of our Summer Chemistry Interns, Jessica Thomulka.

Jessica, was recently featured on Seton Hall University’s website and spoke about her internship here at MILSPRAY™. Click Here to Read More

Jessica stated, “The amount of chemistry I learned from my internship is immeasurable. The hands- on environment has taught me skills that I could have never learned in class or even in a teaching laboratory. At MILSPRAY™ I have had the opportunity to work with seasoned chemists and brilliant engineers who are eager to share their knowledge and practices. I have become more confident in myself and in my abilities.”

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Feature Friday: Interview With Jack Hayford

Interviw with Jack Hayford

This week we decided to spotlight one of our very own, Jack Hayford. Jack is a Coatings Chemist here at MILSPRAY™ and we had a fun time interviewing him this week. To find out more read the interview in it’s entirety below.


How did you first learn about MILSPRAY™?

I responded to a Coatings Chemist job posting.  After I had my first phone interview, I looked into the company further.

What is your role at MILSPRAY™?

I work on the development of new products and expanded uses of existing products to provide income for the company. 

If you could pick one theme for MILSPRAY™ to turn into a book about the company, what would it be?

Diversity, because both our people and the work we do cover a very broad range.

How has MILSPRAY™ helped you in your career development?

My work at MILSPRAY™ has allowed me to get back into the field for which I was trained.

If you could switch your job with anyone else within the company, whose job would you want?

I like where I’m at, so if I had to switch, I’d switch with Kevin C. so I would be doing pretty much the same thing and working with the same people.

What do you like most about MILSPRAY™?

I think MILSPRAY™ as a company treats employees very well.  Having been in a number of jobs throughout my life, I appreciate that more.

What have you gained from working at MILSPRAY™?

Obviously a job, but also an opportunity to live and work in a nice area.  My wife and I would never have planned to move to New Jersey, but this job brought us here and it has been a very positive development in our lives.

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What is on your wish list for the next 5 years with MILSPRAY™?

I hope that the company continues to grow and prosper.

What is a favorite line from any movie?

Captain Renault: What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?

Rick: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.

Captain Renault: The waters? What waters? We’re in the desert.

Rick: I was misinformed.

Casablanca

Are you messy or organized?

I lean toward the messy side, but not in the extreme.

What is the best vacation you’ve been to?

Prince Edward Island

Confederation Bridge

Describe what you were like at age 10.

I was a fairly normal child, although I have always been somewhat reserved.

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?

Innocent Veniaminov

Innocent Veniaminov

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

I would like to see me cast as me.  Otherwise, some people have said that I resemble Peter Ustinov.

If you could be anyone from any time period who would it be and why?

1. Alldos IV of the Earth colonies of Omacron Ceti III in the year 2870 AD, because it would be interesting to see what the future is like.

2. Erasmus, because it would be interesting to be a renowned scholar at that particular time in history and to be involved in the controversies of the time.

Erasmus

Team Apple or Team Droid?

My cell phone is so old I don’t know if it uses either.

You’re happiest when?

Relaxing at home.


Jack HayfordJack Hayford is a Coatings Chemist in MILSPRAY’s R & D Department. Mr. Hayford’s background includes process and product improvement work for Kimberly Clark which included development and evaluation of surface sizing formulations and test development for analysis of alkyl ketene dimer. Coatings research at CD Products included development of water dispersed urethane coatings, the formulation of vapor inhibitive nano-particle infused epoxy coatings, and formulations of high solids urethane, epoxy, and polyurea coatings.

At MILSPRAY™, Mr. Hayford has been Project Leader for the development of impact resistant polymers as per Army Research Laboratory Contract #W911NF-09-02-0001 Multi-functional Stealth Coating; Project Leader for the integration of data acquisition and measurement systems to correlate low velocity impacts with ballistic impacts; and Project Leader for the development of optically clear structural fortification polymer systems.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Azusa Pacific University, and a Master of Science degree in Paper Science from the Institute of Paper Chemistry (now the Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech) where he specialized in corrosion engineering.


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Feature Friday – Celebrating Achievement

From Left to Right - Liz DeSerio, CFO & SVP Operations, Christian Steinmetz, Mechanical Engineer & Physicist, Matthew Johnston, Director of Research & Development

From Left to Right – Liz DeSerio, CFO & SVP Operations, Christian Steinmetz, Mechanical Engineer & Physicist, Matthew Johnston, Director of Research & Development

Today is Feature Friday and we would like to celebrate a recent achievement within our organization. Christian Steinmetz, MILSPRAY’s Mechanical Engineer & Physicist recently received his Engineer in Training Certificate from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). This achievement took Christian, over four months of hard work and dedication.

We took some time to interview and learn more about Christian this week and invite you to read our interview below.


How long have you been with MILSPRAY™?
I have been with MILSPRAY™ for one year and eight months.

What is your role within the organization?
As a Mechanical Engineer & Physicist, I assist with design, prototyping, and physical property testing.

How has MILSPRAY™ helped you in your career development?
MILSPRAY™ was the first company to give me a shot out of the gate coming out of school. Most companies desire for candidates to have two-five years of experience, but here at MILSPRAY™ they gave me the opportunity to show what I can do.

What would be three words you use to describe MILSPRAY™?
*Expanding
*Family
*Innovative

What do you like most about MILSPRAY™?
I enjoy every day being different, from the computer-aided design work and prototyping to the ballistic resistant materials testing.

What has been your favorite project so far?
My favorite project has been the Ballistic Resistant System™. Everything from the intial design and testing to knowing that we are helping to protect our friends in law enforcement has been an educational and rewarding experience.

Are you Team Apple or Team Droid?
Team Droid.

What is one thing you enjoy that most people wouldn’t know about you?
It has been a few years since I have had the opportunity, but I really enjoy piloting small, single engine airplanes.