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Photo Recap: Ocean County Military Support Committee’s Launch Party

Yesterday night, MILSPRAY’s VP of Administrative Operations, Chantel Robinson and Digital Marketing Manager, Natalie Adis were in attendance at the Ocean County Military Support Committee’s Launch Party and Meet & Greet event which took place at the Tuscan Bistro & Bar located in Toms River, NJ.

It was a great event that invited Ocean County business owners to celebrate our neighbors at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, and learn about our civic-military partnerships.  It was also an opportunity to meet Commanders and Senior Leadership of some of the critical missions that stimulate business opportunities in the region.

To learn more about MILSPRAY Military Technologies™: Click Here

To find out which events MILSPRAY™ team members will be attending in the future: Click Here

If you would like to become more involved with the Ocean County Military Support Committee visit their Facebook Page: Click Here

Also, be sure to visit and support the Ocean County Department of Business Development & Tourism: Click Here


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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.

Seal Of New Jersey

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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CEO and President, Brian Feser of MILSPRAY™ and Entire Staff Send Condolences to Chattanooga Victims’ Families

Brian Feser, CEO and President of MILSPRAY™ along with his entire staff were saddened to hear the news of yesterday’s horrific shootings which led to the killings of four Marines and injured three people in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This is a heartbreaking tragedy and Brian along with his entire staff extend their deepest condolences to the families of the victims, while praying for a speedy and full recovery to those wounded.


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MILSPRAY’s Scorpion Energy Hunter™ Arrives At West Point

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MILSPRAY’s Scorpion Energy Hunter has arrived at West Point and Director of Engineering, Joseph Gershutz and Engineering Intern, Oludare Anigioro were both on scene to assist in the setup.

If you would like to know why our Scorpion Energy Hunter™ is on location at West Point be sure to read our Press Release by clicking on the link below:

U.S. Marine Forces Reserve (USMARFORRES) Helps West Point Cadets Get Hands On With The Technology Of Tomorrow

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MILSPRAY CEO & President, Brian Feser to Attend Center for a New American Security Annual Conference in Washington, DC

Brian Feser, President & CEO

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. 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.

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 from ASIS.

MILSPRAY’s CEO & President, Brian Feser will be attending the Center for a New American Security Annual Conference which will take place on June 26, 2015 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC.

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We also invite you to “Follow Us” and be a part of the conversation on Twitter: @MILSPRAY


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Feature Friday: MILSPRAY’s eXV-1™ Featured in – National Defense Magazine

eXV-1™

Today, is Feature Friday and did you know that MILSPRAY’s eXV-1™ was featured in National Defense Magazine – (The NDIA’s Business and Technology Magazine)?

“The Marine Corps is looking to add hybrid all-terrain vehicles to its inventory to reduce energy dependence and increase the operational reach of its forces on the battlefield, said service officials.” –National Defense Magazine

To read the entire article: Click Here

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MILSPRAY Team Members to Attend Expeditionary Energy Concepts Demonstration (E2C 2015) at the Marine Corps Base in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Joe Gerschutz

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.

Contact:
Joseph Gerschutz
Director of Engineering
Office Phone: 732-886-2223
Fax: 732- 886-2250
josephgerschutz@milspray.com


Justin Connet is a Fabrication Technician at MILSPRAY, and has been with the company for 3 years.  As part of the fabrication team, he is instrumental in the development and build of our Scorpion Energy Hunter™, vehicle wash systems, and eXV-1™.  Holding multiple welding certifications, he has over a decade of experience in welding and fabrication. In addition to this, Justin has worked extensively in mechanical repair of passenger and commercial vehicles and equipment.

Contact:
Justin Connet
Fabrication Technician
Office Phone: 732-886-2223
Fax: 732- 886-2250
justinconnet@milspray.com


MILSPRAY team members will be in attendance at the Expeditionary Energy Concepts Demonstration event taking place from June 23-25, 2015 at the Marine Corps Base in Camp Lejeune, NC.

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MILSPRAY’s VP of Integrated Logistics Support, Jon Kalfus to Speak at Intersolar Summit USA East

Jon Kalfus VP, Integrated Logistics Support

Jon Kalfus is MILSPRAY’s Vice President of Integrated Logistics Support. Jon comes from a highly diverse engineering background that includes over 30 years of product ideation and development, project management and team leadership. He previously served as a Director of Product Development at Waltron LLC.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the City College of the City University of New York and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from New York University.

Jon is a voting member of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee 82 (TC82), and is currently leading the writing of IEC safety standard 62109-3.  The IEC is a leading organization for the promulgation of product safety standards and Jon is one of only a handful of U.S. delegates on TC82.

Jon is also a member of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards Technical Panel (STP) 1741, which covers solar energy power generation equipment.

IntersolarSummit

Keynote speech:
New York State Senator Kevin S. Parker, Representing the 21st Senate District

Plenary speeches:
Eric L. Adams, Brooklyn Borough President
Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO, Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG)
Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York, Office of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Jon will be in attendance and speaking on the topic of – The U.S. East Coast Energy Storage Landscape – An Evaluation of Potentials and Profitable Business Cases at the Intersolar Summit USA East on May 7, 2015 to be held in Brooklyn, NY.

To view the program in its entirety: Click Here

Contact:

Jon Kalfus
VP, Integrated Logistics Support
Office Phone: 732-886-2223
Cell Phone: (732) 552-3554
jonkalfus@milspray.com


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MILSPRAY Program Manager of Small Arms Repair, to Attend 2015 Marine South Expo

Chris McDonald HS Final

Chris McDonald is a retired US Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant with over 20 years of experience in Small Arms Repair and Maintenance Management.

Chris joined MILSPRAY in 2008 as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for providing Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services as well as Corrosion Prevention and Control solutions to the US Marine Corps. He leverages his vast knowledge of small arms repair and corrosion control requirements from his experiences at the Marine Corps Ordnance at Camp Lejeune, NC.

Chris has been successful in delivering MILSPRAY’s Small Arms Repair; Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) to the U.S. Marine Forces Reserve, U.S. Army and U.S. National Guard.

Chris will be in attendance at the 2015 Marine South Expo on April 23, 2015 which will be held in Camp Lejeune, NC.

Contact:
Chris McDonald
Program Manager, Small Arms Repair
Cell Phone: 910-382-4380
Office Phone: 732-886-2223
Fax: 732-886-2250
chrismcdonald@milspray.com


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MILSPRAY Exhibiting at the National Association of Fleet Administrators 2015 Institute & Expo in Orlando, FL

Chantel Robinson, VP of Administrative Operations

Chantel Robinson,
VP of 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 Forces (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.

Chantel Robinson
VP, Administrative Operations
Cell Phone: (732) 492-5237
Office Phone: (732) 886-2223
chantelrobinson@milspray.com


Chad Vroman, Director of Business Development & Sales

Chad Vroman, Director of Business Development & Sales

Chad Vroman is MILSPRAY’s Director of Business Development & Sales. Vroman comes from a highly qualified sales and marketing background that includes over 15 years of management and supervisory experience. He previously served as a Project Manager of International Programs for Lockheed Martin. Later, he transitioned to Datron World Communications as a Regional Sales Manager of the European and Asia-Pacific markets.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) in Air Traffic Control and a Master of Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Chad Vroman
Director, Business Development & Sales
Cell Phone: 732-443-7842
Office Phone: 732-886-2223
chadvroman@milspray.com


Matthew Johnston

Matthew L. Johnston has over a decade of specialty polymer development for US Military and commercial applications. Since joining MILSPRAY in 2010, he was promoted to the position of Director of Research and Development in 2014. 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 Spot Shot™ 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.

Matthew Johnston
Director, Research & Development
Office Phone: 732-886-2223
matthewjohnston@milspray.com


MILSPRAY team members will be in attendance and exhibiting at the National Association of Fleet Administrators 2015 Institute & Expo event taking place from April 14-17, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

We encourage you to stop by our booth #1832 to learn more about our Ballistic Resistant System™ (BRS™).

BRS Display

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