Congrats John Messier – 20 Years at VSI

Vermont Systems welcomes John Messier to the 20-year club!

John Messier came to our offices 20 years ago for an interview, and I can say with a smile that I’m glad my father hired him because John took on one of our most challenging projects – Army CYMS. 20 years later, John has survived to tell a few choice stories. In the military they tell you never to volunteer for anything. I can’t recall whether John actually “volunteered” for the CYMS project or whether he simply drew the short straw, but CYMS is part of what VSI is today, and John is a big reason for that. Dealing with the various concerns and logistical differences between the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force is a monumental challenge, yet no matter how difficult (or illogical) the questions might be on the phone or in the field, John always represents himself and VSI in a professional manner. Excellent job, John, and thanks for 20 great years.

Now onward to CYMS 3.1!