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Meet the PTF Innovations team

Francisco Martinez - Chief Technical Officer

Francisco Martinez was a leading Product Development Engineer and Project Officer at the United States Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center in Natick, Massachusetts (2004/2009).


Mr. Martinez has led the development of an unprecedented number of new, lifesaving products for the US Army and the Special Operation Forces in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.


Mr. Martinez was the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Protect The Force, LLC from September 15th, 2009 until May 1, 2012 when Protect The Force, LLC’s assets were purchased by Protect The Force Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mission Ready Services Inc. (MRSI). On February 21, 2012 Mr. Martinez was appointed Chief Technology Officer of MRSI.


Paul Litchfield - Director, Product Design

Paul Litchfield

Paul Litchfield has dedicated the last 23 years to creating product innovations in sports footwear, apparel and equipment and is regarded as one of the most influential product creation experts in the sporting goods industry.


Having held a variety of senior roles in product creation and product marketing, Mr. Litchfield possesses the unique experience of inventing, manufacturing, and translating those product into retail sales to the consumer through creative marketing strategies.