Origami-Based Personal Bulletproof Shields
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Origami-Based Personal Bulletproof Shields

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Where: The Gathering Place at Gardner Village
1100 W 7800 S
West Jordan, Utah  84077
United States

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Origami-based Personal Bulletproof Shields

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MST)

The Gathering Place at Gardner Village
1100 W 7800 S
West Jordan, UT 84088

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Advanced Technology Compliant Solutions, LLC ("ATCS”) was formed with the intent to save lives utilizing leading edge materials technologies combined with the new technology of origami-based compliant mechanisms to create truly breakthrough products for personal protection for a wide variety of individuals involved in high-risk activities.

ATCS shield products are extremely light, have impressive ballistic protection capabilities and can be folded into very compact forms that allow for rapid deployment when needed.  For example, the Company’s first shield, its Portable Personal Shield is Level IIIA ballistic capable, measures 24” by 34” when deployed, weights less than 5 pounds, and when folded up is only the size of a typical folio.  

ATCS works with a number of strategic partners in the design, development, production, marketing, sales, service, and support of its shield products.  

The underlying origami-based compliant mechanism technology used in every ATCS shield was acquired from Brigham Young University, where the Company received the exclusive worldwide rights to commercialize it.  The technology was developed by Dr. Larry Howell of the Mechanical Engineering School at BYU.  In addition, through its relationship with Dr. Brent Strong and his association with UAMMI, the Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative, the Company works with the most exotic and advanced materials available today and is continually investigating materials are being developed for the future.  

William R. Benz Biography    

William Benz is the Chief Executive Officer of Accelerum Advisors, a consulting and advisory firm that specializes in helping emerging companies overcome the challenges they face as they grow. Accelerum Advisors provides its client companies with the tools, the models, the systems, the information, and the intelligence they need to more effectively manage their growing businesses.

Prior to founding Accelerum Advisors, Mr. Benz served as the Chief Financial Officer of EnergySolutions, a $2 billion NYSE company that provides of a full range of integrated services and solutions, including nuclear operations, decommissioning, decontamination, transportation, and research and engineering services across the entire nuclear fuel cycle.

Mr. Benz holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences from UCLA and a Masters in Business Administration from California State University Long Beach. He began his career as a portfolio manager and investment analyst, holding a CFA designation, and managed debt and equity capital at large financial institutions including the Hughes Aircraft Pension Fund before moving into corporate finance as an assistant treasurer at National Semiconductor.

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