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San Francisco District Office Success Stories

San Francisco District Office Success Stories

Bob and Renee with Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Coreena Conley in the Lab

          Bob Vermillion, Founder and CEO, and Renee Mitchell, President, own and run RMV Technology Group, an electrostatic discharge (ESD) lab located on the NASA Ames campus, Moffett Field, California.  According to NASA’s website, ESD is a forty billion dollar problem annually.  Because of improper handling, packaging, storage and shipment of ESD devices, validation is a key prerequisite for mitigation of damage to electronics. The RMV test laboratory conducts materials and system level testing and performs research and development for various industry sectors that include aerospace, defense, medical devices, semiconductors, and pharmaceuticals. 

            RMV provides recommendations to minimize ESD damage or failure in all types of environments that range from cleanrooms to harsh environments. Moreover, RMV research improves processes from robotics manufacturing to transporting satellites.

          RMV Technology Group is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and Hispanic-American Small Business.  RMV Technology Group is a proud graduate of the 8(a) Business Development program.

            Bob Vermillion has received awards for his innovations in the packaging industry from the Institute of Packaging Professionals, including the 2002 AmeriStar Award for the top Electronics Packaging Design in the USA. One of Bob’s developments was approved for a NASA Mars Mission.

            RMV provides hands on ESD and Anti-Counterfeit Training in a lab environment for government agencies including NASA, Department of Energy, US Army Defense Ammunition Center, and NAVAIR as well as academia (UC Berkeley, Cal Poly) and corporations. 

             In 2010, Bob Vermillion was the first to present and to publish on Suspect Counterfeiting of ESD Materials and Packaging in the supply chain at the NASA Quality Leadership Forum, Cape Canaveral.   

            Bob and Renee have benefited from counseling received by Region IX Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) under the leadership of Coreena Conley. The Veterans Business Outreach Program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.

            In addition, Renee and Bob have recently started a grassroots newsletter for other Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOSB TechTalk™) who want to do business in commercial and federal contracting.

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