For Immediate Release
August 12, 2021
Media Contact: Victoria Mastromarino, Executive Assistant
Dirigo Strategies LLC, Thomaston, ME
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.