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November 10, 2017 Marketing

Honoring Our Veterans at GrayMatter

While Veteran’s Day is only one day a year, we must never overlook the sacrifices our active duty military members, veterans and their families have made for us. Please join us in honoring four veterans from GrayMatter.

We’re proud to call them members of the GrayMatter family.

Richard Dreher served in the United States AIr Forces from 1987 to 1991

Richard Dreher served in the United States Air Forces from 1987 to 1991

Richard Dreher, United States Air Force

Richard served in the United States Air Force as a ground radio maintenance technician from 1987 to 1991. He is a veteran of the Gulf War, from August 1990 to April 1991.

Richard now uses his communications and instrumentation background as an automation consultant at GrayMatter.

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Mark aboard the USS Saipan, inside “Repair 8”, which was an electronics repair shop, where the ship’s band “Any Port In A Storm” would rehearse.

Mark Meisel, United States Navy

Mark served for nine years in the United States Navy, from 1975 to 1984. He served as a “plank owner,” or an original crew member aboard the USS Saipan as an electronics technician. Mark also served as the supervisor of a “Heavy Earth Terminal,” or satellite terminal, in Naples, Italy.

Mark has been a part of GrayMatter for over 12 years– deploying water/wastewater solutions and maximizing efficiency at national water plants.

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John Benitz, Director of Professional Services of GrayMatter and US Navy Veteran

John Benitz, United States Navy

John Benitz served in the United States Navy for over 12 years as Lieutenant commander (LCDR) and weapons engineering officer on the USS Tennessee and reserve. He facilitated nuclear submarine and reactor training in the US Navy Reserve.

John Benitz is currently the Director of Professional Services at GrayMatter and a senior-level, voting member of the International Society of Automation (ISA). He has also served as an Ohio firefighter since 2011.

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Kerry Schrank, Flight Deck Director aboard the USS Enterprise

Kerry Schrank, United States Navy

Kerry Schrank served in the United States Navy for four years in 1975 to 1979. He was an Aviation Boatswains Mate – E5 (ABH2) and a Flight Deck Director aboard the USS Enterprise CVN65.

Kerry is currently a water/wastewater solution specialist at GrayMatter where he helps water/wastewater clients in the Gulf region of the United States to maximize efficiency and support data-driven decisions.