Press Release

For Immediate Release

August 12, 2021

Media Contact: Victoria Mastromarino, Executive Assistant

Dirigo Strategies LLC, Thomaston, ME

207-354-0799

vmastromarino@dirigostrategies.com

Brian Perkins of Dirigo Strategies, LLC recently attended the annual
Sea-Air-Space Expo in Washington, DC from August 2 – 4, 2021, Brian represented six of our Maine and overseas NATO clients while participating in forums and events. The Expo is always one of the largest defense conferences in the United States, and this year it was one of the first such shows offered in-person with 15,000 people in attendance, all observing social distancing and heightened hygiene practices.  

All three maritime Service Chiefs were in attendance (CNO of the U.S. Navy, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, and Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard) and all three talked publicly about budgets, priorities, and increasing national defense threats. Subsequently, Brian met with several senior leaders as well as younger officers, and then assisted clients 

to adjust their marketing strategies to connect with those key people affecting the success of their individual sales efforts. 

The Expo allows corporate members and sponsors to display their latest technology in support of missions, provides a forum for discussion of critical service issues and new developments, and facilitates interactions between government and industry. Booths for next year are already quickly selling out.  

ABOUT DIRIGO STRATEGIES: For the past ten years Dirigo Strategies, LLC, has provided targeted consulting advice to U.S. and overseas medium and large-sized companies seeking to sell marine and other products and services to navies, marines, and coast guards in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Scandinavia or to their vendors. Most of the twenty associates under contract within Dirigo Strategies are retired military officers or leaders in supporting fields. Current products represented include heavy- weather davits for launching boats, hull-stress monitoring systems, amphibious Arctic crawlers for conducting at-sea Arctic boardings, recoverable deep-sea buoyant and bottom gear, logistically integrated-vertical storage systems, and services in offshore wind support, cyber defense, and oil spill prevention and response. Dirigo Strategies engages in some work directly for the government and is a member of the Maine International Trade Center (MITC), Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN) and the Greater Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce.  

   

 

Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

December 30, 2019

Media Contact: Victoria Mastromarino, Administrative Assistant

Dirigo Strategies LLC, Thomaston, ME

207-354-0799

vmastromarino@dirigostrategies.com

Brian Perkins of Dirigo Strategies, LLC will again be attending the annual Surface Navy Association Symposium in Washington, DC from January 15-17, 2020, representing clients and participating in forums and events. The Symposium is one of the biggest defense conferences in the United States, and the largest focused on the naval services.

SNA is an Association of Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard officers and enlisted that provides support for its members, and programs and activities that enable professional growth. The Symposium allows corporate members and sponsors to display the latest technology in support of missions, provides a forum for discussion of critical service issues, and enables public and military leaders to share their vision for the coming year.

Particular emphasis this year is likely to be given to political battles and the delayed U.S. Coast Guard budget and its icebreaker during a year of record seizures and interdictions at sea. Also highlighted will be new Navy ships and equipment entering the fleet, and recent Navy collisions and procedures planned to prevent them. For the Marines arguably the biggest headline for the service was the first deployment of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter on a routine deployment and the jet’s first combat actions, but flagging retention will also be a topic.

About Dirigo Strategies:

For the past eight years Dirigo Strategies, LLC, has provided targeted consulting advice to U.S. and overseas medium and large-sized companies seeking to sell marine products and services to navies, marines, and coast guards in the U.S., Canada, and Scandinavia. Current products represented include coastal vessel traffic and information management systems, military radars, heavy weather davits for launching boats, hull stress monitoring systems, amphibious Arctic crawlers, and environmentally friendly bio fuels and by-products. Dirigo Strategies is a member of the Maine International Trade Center (MITC), Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN) and the Greater Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. We also work with PTAC, Tech Place and SCORE.