Our senior executives and Board members have been instrumental in establishing Mission Ready’s corporate culture of growth and world-class innovations
Mr. Schwartz has an extensive background in all aspects of executive management and has served in director level positions for both privately held and publicly traded companies, most recently as President of LC Industries, a $380MM manufacturing and distribution business that grew from $50MM during his 12-year tenure.
With a strong focus on new business development and team building, Mr. Schwartz has developed several companies within the tactical armor industry and has a history of achievements in elevating similar-stage companies to great success in the defense industry.
Francisco Martinez was a leading Product Development Engineer and Project Officer at the United States Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center in Natick, Massachusetts (2004/2009).
Mr. Martinez has led the development of an unprecedented number of new, lifesaving products for the US Army and the Special Operation Forces in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Mr. Martinez was the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Protect The Force, LLC from September 15th, 2009 until May 1, 2012 when Protect The Force, LLC’s assets were purchased by Protect The Force Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mission Ready Services Inc. (MRSI). On February 21, 2012 Mr. Martinez was appointed Chief Technology Officer of MRSI.
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.