Selected Industrial Views with Matthew Meyers, CEO, B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc.
On the occasion of SHOT Show 2017, MILITARY TECHNOLOGY publishes the Second Annual Rugged Tactical Tools for Extreme Conditions (RTTEC) Series that conveys the thoughts and messages of the world’s tactical equipment leaders, according to the question: “As soldiers and Special Forces operators expect their gear to be 100% reliable, how do you step up to offer extremely durable, rugged gear to keep operations running?”
We start by involving those same warfighters and special operations personnel in the new product development discussion from day one, ensuring that the wide variety applications are thoroughly understood by the design and engineering team and taken into account before any pencils hit the drafting table. From this outset, we strive to consistently provide the best tool for the job while also being cognisant of all the other use-cases that the product and the operator will encounter which seems fundamental, but it is surprisingly something we see that gets missed more often than not. Fortunately, this has allowed us to stay ahead of the curve in terms of product longevity in combat conditions. We have systems come back to us routinely that are completely beat up after a decade or more in the field, yet are still completely functional and just in need of a basic cleaning in order to be put back into service.
Ensuring that the gear is up for the task and more is something that we take a lot of pride in. An innovative and elegant solution starts with the design team getting behind the gun with the operators to understand their needs, and to also reveal advantages that advanced technologies can give them that they might have not known to ask for otherwise. This is part of our culture at B.E. Meyers & Co. and it goes into every step of our new product development process.
Products like our latest series of Modular Advanced Weapon Laser (MAWL) are the product of this system being refined over time, with the combined efforts of numerous subject matter experts that have worked to bring application and technology closer than before. We work to bring advanced solutions to our customers today, and we are building to what we anticipate their needs will be tomorrow.
At B.E. Meyers & Co., our motto is “Build it right, save a life.” Since the company’s founding in 1974, our commitment to quality and product integrity has given us the ability to manufacture technology that thrives in hostile environments, and can be counted upon every time it’s put into action. With a focus on extreme reliability and durability, B.E. Meyers is able to consistently deliver rugged defence and aerospace solutions that can play a pivotal role in both mission success and the safety of the warfighter. B.E. Meyers & Co. Defense Systems segment as well as its Optoelectronic Sensor Systems segment and all design and manufacturing is based out of our headquarters in Redmond, WA, USA.
SHOT Show is showcasing the future of innovation across the tactical gear and weapons arena and http://www.monch.com/mpg/news/shot-show-2018.html brings together key developments from the show. For more information and a print version of the RTTEC series, please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #1/2018, available at the show; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.