VANCOUVER, B.C. – November 3, 2016 – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: MRS) is pleased to announce a reorganization of its subsidiary Protect The Force Inc. (PTF) that will enable it to extend its reach into the law enforcement and tactical markets while eliminating some overheads and streamlining costs. The Company, by agreement with Gary Hess who has been the President of PTF, will see Mr. Hess leave the Mission Ready group of companies and organize an independent sales group that will work closely with ADS, Inc. to promote, among other products, the Protect The Force Flex9 law enforcement ballistic shirt and other tactical gear. Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, ADS is one of the largest distributors in the industry with more than 150 sales representatives providing operational equipment to the U.S. and allied Armed Forces, first responders, vetted government contractors and emergency responders and officers.
PTF’s ongoing business will continue under the direction of our current Business Development Director Mike Morehouse. Mike retired from the Marine Corps after spending 21 honorable and faithful service years as a Fire and Emergency Services Officer. Mike served as a fire chief while on active duty managing Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting operations on Marine Corps Air Stations in the United States and abroad including Japan and Iraq, responsible for managing over 200 combat fire fighters. During his years of service he was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendations medals and Navy Achievement awards for his achievements in managing, planning and executing his duties. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science and Technology, Fire Protection Sciences as well as numerous certifications related to Fire Sciences.
Jeff Schwartz, president of the Company’s subsidiary PTF Manufacturing Inc. will assume full responsibility of the Protect The Force branded products and business development of its tactical lines of gear. Francisco Martinez, CTO will continue guiding the Innovations group and leading the tactical product development.
About ADS, Inc.
ADS Inc. is a leading value-added logistics and supply chain solutions provider that proudly serves all branches of the U.S. Military, federal, state and local government organizations, law enforcement agencies, first responders, partner nations and the defense industry. ADS is a Top 50 Department of Defense Contractor and Gold Tier supplier for the Defense Logistics Agency. The company is focused on solving customers’ challenges by providing the best product and service offerings, the broadest array of procurement and contract options, world-class support and legendary customer service. To learn more, please visit the ADS website at www.adsinc.com.
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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