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Saint-Gobain expands engineering team for ONESuit hazmat suits

Published on 22 March 2010

Saint Gobain Performance Plastics is looking at growing its ONESuit products

ONESuit has grown in military, chemical and fire protection markets

To support the continued international growth of its ONESuit product line, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has hired a new engineer for its product development team.

Mechanical Engineer Ryan Hirschey provides a fresh perspective for Saint-Gobain ONESuit's engineering team, contributing to the continued innovation of the ONESuit line of hazmat suits. Hirschey earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

This latest personnel move arrives on the heels of a growth-year for ONESuit in military, chemical and fire protection markets, including new key accounts such as the United States Department of Defense, the U.S. Air Force and first-responders nationwide.

Saint-Gobain's newest hazmat suit, the ONESuit® Pro has earned the highest level of certification recognized within the EU and Asia

In addition to its expanding US customer base, ONESuit has placed an increased focus on Asia and Europe. The company recently launched the ONESuit Support and Repair Center in Suwa, Japan, designed to provide fast and reliable support for the growing number of fire departments, government agencies, chemical facilities, and first responders throughout Japan, South Korea, and China.

Saint-Gobain's newest hazmat suit, the ONESuit® Pro has earned the highest level of certification recognized within the EU and Asia, meeting the demands of its growing international customer base.

"Ryan's expertise will enable Saint-Gobain's ONESuit engineering team to continue innovative product developments with entry to new markets, where demand is high for quality, certified personal protective equipment," says Peter A. Kirk, Product Manager, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.

The company's line of products include the new ONESuit® Pro, the industry's most affordable hazmat suit certified to the NFPA 1991 standard, ONESuit® Flash, ONESuit® Gard, and ONEGlove® Hazmat. The single-skin design of ONESuit products allows for maneuverability and optimum user comfort. ONESuit protective gear also offers flame-resistance, extended shelf life, and is compactable for convenient, space-saving storage.

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