The National, Institute of Packaging, Handling and Logistics Engineers (NIPHLE) consisting of the US Army, US NAVY, USMC, DLA, USAF, DCMA and Industry, honored Bob Vermillion, CPP, Fellow, RMV Technology Group, LLC (RMV) with the James A. Russell Award, the highest recognition given each year by NIPHLE to recognize the Lifetime Achievement to a member for advancements and innovations in the field of Packaging Engineering for protection of the Warfighter.
In 2015, RMV at NASA Ames, received the NIPHLE Corporate Award in support of the Warfighter.
Early on, Vermillion developed a static shielding MX Missile Shroud and later assisted in the development of a CDM safe electrostatic discharge shielding paperboard technology that is today widely utilized in aerospace & defense and the commercial sector.
Shortly thereafter, Vermillion invented (Patent# 5,637,377) a Protective Containerboard for Electrostatic Discharge Sensitive Devices. Later, he pioneered several other materials that exhibited superior shielding and charge mitigation properties.
As a consultant for the Intel Pentium II Packaging Development Team, Bob provided the ESD SME for a successful product launch.
To understand the risk of corrugated containerboard Triboelectrification during air transport, winter and Santa Ana Wind conditions, Bob is the First to map differences between charge levels of Asia Pacific versus Fourdrinier used in the Americas, Europe and the United Kingdom at various relative humidity levels.
Vermillion provided SME evaluation training for the ICP Scientists, including a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Thereafter, one of Bob’s developments was NASA Mars Mission Approved followed by the 2002 Ameristar Award for a new ICP Technology, a corrosion free ESD shielding tamper proof long-term storage package design for the USA.
Vermillion’s efforts in R&D have led to developments with high performance liners, numerous material reformulations and proprietary Trade Secret Vermillion Testing Methods for prelaunch testing on a Lunar environment, including shake down testing for touch displays, electronic flight helmets and hand-held devices, wearables and Small Satellites (CubeSats).
At the NASA QLF 2010, Vermillion was the First to Present and Publish on Suspect Counterfeit ESD & Packaging Materials in the Aerospace & Defense Supply Chain.
Bob’s efforts led to the implementation of countermeasures by the largest electronic corporations in the USA including NASA and the US Army. For academia, Vermillion has offered training for DOE, Cal Poly, Oxford, Clemson University, CALCE and Loyola University.
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