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Portable Water Purification System Company Roving Blue Hires new MVP for its “MVP”

Roving Blue, Inc, a Wisconsin manufacturer of advanced, portable water purifications systems announces the addition of Kathleen Cyphert to its Department of Defense and Government Business Development Team.

Ms. Cyphert has over 30 years of military service in the Air National Guard and the Air Force reserve, working at various levels within the organization that include HQ Air Force, and National Guard Bureau staff.

“It’s an exciting time to come to work for Roving Blue. This company is poised to benefit from high-level pushes for lighter, faster response for drinking water for troops and victims of natural disasters.  One Roving Blue MVP unit weighs as much as one case of water yet represents 800 cases of water. The fact that the technology is sustainable, low-energy, and chemical-free is an added bonus.”

Prior to joining Roving Blue, Inc., Kathleen served as the Industry Liaison for the National Guard Association, or “NGAUS”. She also served as Director of Business Development for a defense contractor specializing in aircraft training and worked in Human Capital Management for the Department for the Navy.

Kathleen earned her MBA at George Washington University in Washington DC.  She Is a member of the National Guard Association and the Enlisted Association of the United States.

Kathleen Cyphert may be reached at Kathleen@RovingBlue.com.

ozone, portable water purification,
The Roving Blue “MVP” – a compact water purification system that can serve 40-150 people a day in humanitarian aid/disaster situations.

 

ROVING BLUE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES PARTICIPATION IN US ARMY JOINT WARFIGHTING ASSESSMENTS

Roving Blue recently participated in the US Army’s Joint Warfighting Assessment in Hohenfels, Germany from April 30-May 10th. The purpose of these assessments are to field test emerging technologies and improve equipment in the soldiers’ hands, year over year, thus ensuring greater soldier survivability and efficiency in the field.

Amidst other technologies, Roving Blue was one of four water purification companies selected to participate in the exercises, which take two years of intense planning to execute. CEO Marianna “Yana” DeMyer and CFO James Gilmet attended the event to personally demonstrate the capabilities of the latest prototype water purification system, Roving Blue MVP-TK™ unit, an ozone-based small water purifier designed to both hydrate troops in mobile vehicles, while simultaneously providing a way to keep produced water pure via an ozone-circulation system called the Tank-Keeper™. This technology represents the latest advances in ozone generation in a tiny (under 25 lbs) system capable of producing the equivalent of a water bottle per minute (.5L) from freshwater surfaces.

During the field exercises the soldiers measured output and evaluated the unit on size, weight and power consumption. Roving Blue was by far the smallest, lightest and most efficient water system to participate.

For more information on the MVP-TK™ capabilities and other small water purifiers, please visit Roving Blue.

Yana DeMyer instructs troops in MVP-M™ water purification operation during a field exercise at JWA.

Crimson Viper Field Experiments 2016 & Roving Blue

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Roving Blue, Inc. is currently participating in the Crimson Viper Field Experiments in Thailand.  The Crimson Viper Field Experiment (CV) is conducted annually in Thailand by the Royal Thai Ministry of Defence (MOD) Defence Science and Technology Department (DSTD) and US Pacific Command Science and Technology Office (USPACOM J85). Crimson Viper is a technology experimentation venue that promotes S&T collaboration and is a means of obtaining operational feedback for technology development.

DSTD coordinates with Royal Thai Armed Forces science and technology (S&T) service organizations to co-host CV on a rotational basis. This year, the Royal Thai Army (RTA) Research and Development Office (ARDO) will co-host the event with DSTD with assistance from the RTA Fort Adisorn Cavalry Center.

The NAVAIR Technology Experimentation Center (TEC) will coordinate the overall event in support of PACOM J85 while supporting individual technology experiments.

CV16 will consist of field experiments and a visitor/DV day at the Royal Thai Army, Cavalry Center, Fort Adisorn.

The water purification technology experimentation conducted during CV16 will be in direct support of the Integrated Water Purification System (IWPS) project objectives. The purpose of technology experimentation in Crimson Viper 2016 (CV16) is to experiment with leading edge technologies and proposed Concepts of Operation (CONOP) in relevant operational conditions to gather operational feedback. Additionally, CV16 will provide engagement opportunities with Royal Thai Army (RTA) partners.

Crimson Viper is executed under the ambit of the Thai-American Consultations (TAC) Joint Statement. Crimson Viper was discussed during TAC XVI on 9-11 April 2014 under Working Group IV for “Relationship Building, Coordination and Collaboration at All Levels” under subgroup IV.2 for Science and Technology.

Crimson Viper objectives are to experiment with candidate technologies in a field environment to:

•      Support collaboration and promote interoperability between Royal Thai Armed Forces and USPACOM via S&T partnership with DSTD

•      Assess candidate technologies and provide assessment feedback to the science and technology community

•      Confirm technology maturity prior to introducing to warfighters

•      Provide candidate technologies for longer term assessment

INTRODUCING THE ROVING BLUE O-Pen The Power to PURIFY WATER in Your Pocket!

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Now taking pre-orders for a limited supply of the Roving Blue O-Pen! The first 300 units will be a brushed Stainless Steel Pen in an attractive gift box.  Might even be a collector’s item one day!

Anticipated ship date is July 30.

See the O-Pen in Action Here:

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Travelers:  TSA approved to bring on board, the O-Pen will allows you to drink water from any tap worldwide, and ensures that you won’t get sick from microbes in the water.

Campers/Hikers: This is as lightweight as it comes! Say goodbye to hauling water around, and say hello to any river, lake or stream in the vicinity.

Preppers:  What are you waiting for? This is the FIRST thing that should go into your bug-out bag!

Drinking water is one of the first things that gets compromised when there is a disaster; floods, hurricanes, or earthquakes. Now you can have peace of mind right in the palm of your hand!

Featuring the SAME advanced technology in our Roving Blue Model MVP-A, dissolved ozone gas IS the cutting edge of water purification today!

Sturdy: Stainless Steel case ensures durability and long-life.

Fast-Acting: It will purify .5 L or 16 oz. of water in under one minute.

Ultra Portable: The O-Pen weighs only 1.2 oz. (30 g).

No Waste: Rechargeable battery with USB cable included. Purifies approximately 15 liters per charge (about 30 uses)

You CAN drink the water!

The O-Pen makes water safe by infusing it with tiny bubbles of ozone gas.

Approved by the FDA and the USDA for use in drinking water, ozone is more powerful than chlorine and is highly effective against bacteria, viruses, giardia, cryptosporidium, typhoid fever, coliform, dysentery, cholera, infectious jaundice, hepatitis, influenza virus, e-coli, enteric and many other dangerous microorganisms.

Ozone also removes unpleasant tastes and odors – you won’t be able to tell the difference between your glass of tap water and bottled water.

Product Information Sheet:

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Return Trip to Ft. Benning, GA – AEWE 2016

This week Roving Blue is back in Ft. Benning, GA to kick off another round of US Army ‪#‎AEWE‬ experiments. In this photo CFO Jim Gilmet demonstrates to onlookers that size really DOES matter. Especially when you are manually transporting your water resources.

Water Buffalo aewe

Which would YOU rather carry? The Water Buffalo (pictured) or Roving Blue?

Size matters. And we are less than 25 lbs soaking wet. Wonder what a Water Buffalo weighs…

 

At the Defense Alliance Architect of Defense Award Ceremony – Minneapolis, MN

Lena, Wisconsin based Start-up Roving Blue, Inc. Honored With “Architect of Defense” Award

For Immediate Release:

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN – 22 January, 2016:

Roving Blue, Inc., one of only two companies recognized out of a 34 state area, was honored by The Defense Alliance with its annual “Architect of Defense” award.

The Defense Alliance is an organization whose mission is to network and expand the defense industry job and technology base of the Upper Midwest, and promote the region’s innovative contributions to the nation’s defense.

According to Executive Director, Chip Laingen, The Company was chosen because it “Demonstrated superior tenacity in listening to and responding to military customer design inputs to improve its products, and innovative commercialization efforts.”

The honored guest and presenter of the evening was Major General Neal Loidolt, U.S. Army, Commanding General of the fabled 34th Infantry Division (the “Red Bulls”), who spoke about the U.S. Military’s role in global security, and the National Guard’s role in that ongoing mission.

More than 75 people from defense-oriented organizations attended the event which was hosted by HGA, one of the nation’s leading architectural and engineering firms.

The Defense Alliance is a regional catalyst for technology-based economic development.  It recently passed the $150 million mark in contract gains for companies assisted since 2011, when the SBA recognized and funded it as an Advanced Defense Technologies Cluster (ADT).  Learn more at the Alliance’s websites (www.defensealliance.com / www.powerfordefense.com).

Participation in the Defense Alliance is sought among groups and individuals with an interest in seeing the region’s defense contributions grow, including large and small firms, academic and R&D institutions, our elected officials, and professional military and trade organizations.  Its founder is Paul Wagner, Chairman & CEO of Minnesota Wire. manufactures a highly ruggedized, portable water filtration device for military expeditionary use, and for the commercial outdoor, and disaster preparedness and response markets.

The evening was sponsored in part by:  Polaris Defense, which has a rapidly growing defense portfolio; and Veteran Beer Company, a craft brewer that only hires Veterans and provides a substantial portion of its profits to Veteran causes.

The other awardee is Navitas Systems is an innovative battery solutions provider for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Energy (DoE), and commercial users.  Their novel 6T lithium battery will be used in a variety of ground combat vehicles (including the new Humvee replacement called JLTV– recently awarded to Oshkosh Truck).

Yana award at DA

Pictured left to right:

CDR Chip Laingen, Executive Director, Defense Alliance, Major General Neil Loidolt, Commander 34th Infantry Division, Marianna “Yana” DeMyer, CEO Roving Blue, James Gilmet, CFO Roving Blue

Contact:

 

Marianna “Yana” DeMyer

​CEO

920-621-2163

yana@rovingblue.com

Roving Blue, Inc.

5220 St. Patricks Rd.

Lena, WI 54139

At AEWE with EXFOR Soldiers in Ft. Benning, GA Part 2

EXFOR Soldiers begin set up of the Roving Blue Small Water Purifier at AEWE.

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EXFOR 5 - second in sequence

EXFOR Soldiers conduct a non-networked assessment with the Roving Blue Small Water Purifier (Roving Blue, Inc.) and the Weatherproof WASP (Federal Resources) during AEWE 2016 at Fort Benning, GA. The Roving Blue Small Water Purifier offers a five-stage water purification process which includes dual debris screens, sediment filter, activated carbon + silver filters, and ozone generator for sanitation- producing up to 1 liter per minute of drinkable water from surface freshwater sources. The Weatherproof WASP is an expeditionary power solution that offers solar power recharging capability for multiple types of batteries including the BA2590 and conformal battery.

EXFOR 1

An EXFOR Soldier examines the purified water produced by the Roving Blue Small Water Purifier.

EXFOR soldier 2

Water produced by the Roving Blue Small Water Purifier from surface water.

EXFOR 3

A Water Treatment Specialist (92W) tests water samples during the Roving Blue Small Water Purifier’s non-networked assessment as part of AEWE 2016 at Fort Benning, GA.

EXFOR 6 treatment

Photo Credit:  U.S. Army photo by Angie DePuydt, Maneuver Battle Lab

At AEWE in Ft. Benning, GA

Words cannot express how very proud I am of these two innovators for taking an incredible risk in pursuing a much needed solution to the global clean water crisis with the development of Roving Blue. Their perseverance and accomplishments along the way, especially with the military, are nothing short of inspiring. It’s an honor to work with you and help bring a product to market that can change the world one gallon at a time, Yana DeMyer and Jim Gilmet.
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~ Meli Lussier
 
#myheroes #socom #aewe #entrepreneurs
 
Photo credit: Tucker Campion
Pictured:  Marianna “Yana” DeMyer, CEO
                       James Gilmet, CFO

At SOCOM in Largo, FL – Demonstrating How Clean Water Becomes Water That Cleans

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Dummy where in the world

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No, we aren’t in the middle of a zombie apocalypse… (although our bet is that our water purification units could survive one!)

Our CEO (Yana DeMyer), our CFO (Jim Gilmet) and our esteemed military liason (Tucker Campion) are at SOCOM in Largo, FL this week. SOCOM is the Unified Combatant Command charged with overseeing the various Special Operations Component Commands of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps of the United States Armed Forces.

According to SOCOM, these events that provide an opportunity for technology developers to interact with operational personnel to determine how their technology development efforts and ideas may support or enhance Special Operations Forces.

We are proud to have been selected to participate!