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Vessel Press Release Thursday, January 25th 2004

Boise, Idaho - Vessel, a Veteran-owned mission-driven company steadfast in its commitment to reshoring U.S. Manufacturing, is thrilled to announce Derek Olson as our new Chief Technology Officer.


Derek Olson - Chief Technology Officer - Vessel
Derek Olson - Chief Technology Officer - Vessel

Derek Olson brings to Vessel a wealth of experience in software engineering leadership, a proven track record of invigorating technology teams, and a remarkable knack for navigating technological challenges.


With years of direct supply chain software expertise, Derek will focus on building robust software frameworks, refining software engineering principles, and devising a repeatable methodology that aligns with Vessel's mission to enhance economic impact at all levels through a comprehensive supply chain program.  Derek’s leadership will spearhead our technology team towards achieving impact with precision and efficiency, leveraging a full suite of technology that integrates seamlessly into existing operations of Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers and industry associations.


"Derek’s extensive technology and supply chain expertise positions Vessel as the leader in piloting SMB-focused software solutions. His passion for and commitment to reshoring and resilience for U.S. manufacturing is a perfect match for the culture within Vessel. We’re a shoulder to the wheel team focused on making a difference, driving fortitude, cultivating relationships, and identifying efficiencies for our partners." 

-Derik Ellis, CEO


Derek is recognized not just as a technology guru but as a people person, where he self-describes that "nerds are his people." He has passion for software and talent for fostering thriving technology teams.


As CTO, Derek's primary objectives will include enhancing our software capabilities, honing our engineering practices, and establishing a robust framework that propels Vessel towards unparalleled excellence in industry with economic impact at the Federal, State and local levels.

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Vessel Press Release Thursday, January 25th 2004

Vessel Announces Key Promotion and Integration of New Role Focused on Software Product Delivery and Client Relations.


Boise, Idaho - Vessel's leadership team expands its software product delivery and client offerings with a key promotion from inside its crew.


Jared Brodd Vessel Product Manager
Jared Brodd - Product Manager - Vessel

After five years at Vessel, Jared Brodd is being promoted to Product Manager and has been integral to the client and project mapping experience in working hand-in-hand with the development team to ensure our custom software solutions are in direct alignment with key outcomes.


In Vessel’s dedication to reshoring and resiliency,  Jared’s level of expertise in software product delivery, project management, client relations, and in navigating the Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEPs) framework has been hugely instrumental in Vessel’s success with software implementation.


"We are grateful for Jared’s ongoing commitment to Vessel and his dedication to delivering the best possible technology solutions to ensure our MEP partners are successful in their efforts to reshore U.S. manufacturing and bolster the local economies in each of their respective states."

-Derik Ellis, CEO


Jared’s expanded leadership role as well as his valued insights into the MEP mission and strategy will continue to be an asset to Vessel as we expand, grow, and further specialize in providing the highest level of expertise in serving up supply chain solutions and software to boost U.S. economic impact.

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Vessel Announces Strategic Hire to Drive our Proprietary Software Sales Strategy and Multi-Channel Revenue Growth.


Boise, Idaho - Vessel's leadership team is excited to announce the addition of a new business role and its impressive leader to join our team of disruptive and dedicated innovators committed to bolstering U.S. Manufacturing and enhancing supply chain resiliency.

Britteny Gardner joins Vessel as our Director of Sales and Revenue bringing with her over two decades of sales and marketing executive leadership. In addtition to Britteny’s depth and breadth of experience in sales coaching, business development, and program oversight, Britteny is also an entrepreneur having built a successful insurance brokerage.


An expert at building relationships and understanding a client’s core concerns, Britteny is a positive source of energy with brilliant forward-thinking ideas, attention to detail, and a winning track record of business success and building unstoppable momentum.


"We are honored to welcome a highly skilled Director of Sales and Revenue to the team. Britteny’s proven expertise and dynamic approach to client engagement are already igniting a transformative spark across our organization. With her at the helm of our sales strategy, we are not just forecasting an increase in revenue, we are charting a new course towards unprecedented success."

-Derik Ellis, CEO


Amongst Britteny’s many driving factors she is a dedicated wife and mother to four kids, an insatiable adventurer through world travel, and is deeply committed to supporting community and developing others through her work in nonprofit board leadership, public speaking, and a selfless service to others.


Britteny’s unique blend of her signature high energy “can do” personality, authentic relationship skills, business acumen, demonstrated leadership, and laser-focus, will help lead Vessel through the next chapters as we continue to expand, grow, and further specialize in providing the highest level of expertise in serving up supply chain solutions and software to boost U.S. economic impact.

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