VANCOUVER, B.C. – August 10, 2016 – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: MRS) today announced that Paul Litchfield has been named Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of the Company. Mr. Litchfield – a director of Mission Ready since November 2014 – has an extensive background associated with the Mission Ready portfolio and will be a critical leader in Mission Ready rapidly moving forward.
Rod Reum, President & CEO of Mission Ready states, “Paul’s operational expertise and leadership is invaluable to the Company and his expanded role is well timed as we focus on the manufacture of our innovative products such as the Ballistic Combat Shirt, Tactical Shield Cover and Electro Muscular Disruption technology, coupled now with our in house manufacturing capabilities, Paul’s time-proven abilities and track record of success will help refine our processes and catalyze the commercialization of our market-ready products.”
Paul began working in the athletic footwear industry at Reebok more than 30 years ago and is regarded as one of the most influential product creation experts in the industry. Mr. Litchfield has been responsible for numerous Reebok product innovations, one of the most noteworthy being the Pump. In 1998, Paul became President of Puma Footwear where he was responsible for product marketing, design and development for Puma’s global product line before returning to Reebok in 2000 as the Vice President of Reebok Advanced Concepts.
Paul received his B.S. degree in biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire and his M.S. degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts. He conducted post graduate research in human performance at the Institute of Offshore and Environmental Medicine in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Paul states, “I am honored to have this opportunity to work together with Rod Reum and the leadership team at Mission Ready. I am looking forward to applying my 30 years of experience in product development, brand building and manufacturing to this role at Mission Ready. As a director for the Company, I have had the privilege to get to know the exceptionally talented and dedicated people working in the different divisions of the Company. This is a very exciting time for us as we launch the Protect The Force brand of products. Everyone is poised for this next phase of growth and I am fortunate to be part of this excellent team.”
About PTF Manufacturing Inc.
PTF Manufacturing Inc. (“PTFM”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mission Ready, is headquartered in Jacksboro Tennessee and serves as the Company’s manufacturing headquarters to develop and grow its product lines and ready them for the marketplace. Offering a full range of products dedicated to the tactical and defense industry, PTFM’s portfolio includes tactical outerwear, canine armor products, bomb suits/blankets, riot control protection, carriers, textiles with integrated electronics and ballistic panels. Prospective Clients/Markets include the Department of Defense, State Department, Government Services Administration, Department of Homeland Security, law enforcement agencies, fire & rescue, e-Commerce companies, tactical distributors/dealers, security companies and GSA support companies.
About Mission Ready
MRSI’s mission is to save lives and enhance the performance of military personnel, first responders, and those who protect us by working to ensure they are equipped with the best possible personal protective equipment.
Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Mission Ready has three distinct, synergistic operating divisions:
- Strategic consulting services and manufacturers representation
- Equipment inspection, cleaning/decontamination and repair services of personal protection equipment
- Product research and development
Mission Ready’s management team offers over 100 years of combined industry experience and is composed of industry experts in developing products, contracting, and selling to the federal government, first responders and tactical markets through open market procurements, teaming arrangements, and a variety of federal contract tools.
For further information, visit MissionReady.ca or contact:
Terry Nixon – Director, Corporate Communications
Mission Ready Services Inc.
(signed “Rod Reum”)
President & CEO
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