I launched Silver Oak Leaf Inc four years ago to continue to improve Personal Protective Equipment. Protection begins at the uniform layer out and includes more than ballistic protection - such as flame resistance, specific developments for extreme cold weather (artic) and extreme hot/humid (jungle). I do so by helping industry transfer innovative textile based products such as lighter weight fabrics to innovative cold weather fibers to power and data e-textiles and working to improve flame resistance and increased durability. This year I have expanded to focus on developing and delivering innovation for hands, feet and face extreme cold weather protection. Using the experience I have gained over the last 30+ years as a US Army officer and industry executive, I can help assist in navigating organizational structures to overcome barriers in funding, testing and trial.
30 years business experience focused on product introduction & innovation, marketing & relationship development. Previous Assistant Product Manager, Deputy Product Manager, and a DoD Warranted Contracting Officer. Strategic mix of Federal government contracting knowledge, product / program management. My industry experience includes working with companies such as Invista and the Cordura brand, YKK-USA and Propper International among others.