Collins started Defenshield in January 2002, and in less than 4 years grew it into a multi-million dollar, multi-national government contractor saving the lives of US security forces around the globe.
Since then Defenshield has secured Hundreds of US Federal contracts Defenshield’s product line of over 100 war-fighter tools is available on the GSA Schedule. Defenshield continues to grow its product line with the new STEGO modular armor as well as its customer base with expansions into the nuclear energy security market as well as multimillion dollar sales to foreign customers.
Collins spent 11 years in the US Air Force, including a tour of duty in Turkey during the first Persian Gulf War, and was stationed at Upper Heyford, England and Mountain Home, Idaho.
An Engineer by training, Collins received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York Institute of Technology and is completed a significant amount of coursework towards his MBA at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University before the duties of Defenshield took a priority. Prior to founding Defenshield, Mr. White was a Senior Manufacturing and Test Engineer at Applied Biosystems in Foster City, California and Carrier Corporation, a division of United Technologies Corporation, in Syracuse, NY. He also spent 5 years as Director of Operations for a Welding and Fabrication company in Central New York. Collins is a long-time active member of the NDIA, NGAUS, VFW, American Legion, IEEE, ASME, and SAE.
When not running the business, Collins fine tunes his marksmanship and reloading skills, from the .17 HMR to the .50 BMG. He is an enthusiastic hunter of clay pigeons, enjoys sailing, skiing and snowboarding, and is an avid racer of cars and motorcycles.