News 2011

Prototype power managment product completed | 11.18.11

Congratulations to Project Manager Nathan Thomas on the completion of the first high-fidelity prototype of a remarkable new power management system.

Techshot was hired by the United States Marine Corps to develop a rugged product that dually serves in the field as an uninterruptible power source for computers, as well as a smart charger for a new generation of smart batteries carried by individual Marines.

Besides Thomas, the Techshot design team also included Andy Kurk, Todd Fricke and John Phelps. And helping with final assembly were Scott Moyers and Terry Price.

New device will collect stem cells from adult fat | 10.27.11

Technology to collect stem cells from fat tissue may help soldiers recover from traumatic injuries

ASGSB sponsorship renewed, new hardware to be unveiled | 10.20.11

Techshot is proud to once again serve as a Platinum Sponsor of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology. The company also will be the exclusive sponsor of Dr. David Wolf's keynote remarks at the society's annual meeting.

A member of the ASGSB community for more than 20 years, Techshot is today more capable than ever to provide the equipment and services needed for a successful mission.

Stop in at our display in San Jose and see the new flight hardware we're developing -- including our Multi-specimen Variable-g Facility (MVF) and our Analytical Cassette Transfer Tool (ACT2). When used with our new technologies for analyzing samples on orbit, the MVF centrifuge and ACT2 complete a suite of versatile equipment that can provide myriad new capabilities for ISS National Laboratory investigators.

In attendance from Techshot will be Chief Scientist Paul Todd, Ph.D., COO John Vellinger and Rich Boling, VP Corporate Advancement. We look forward to seeing you there.

Techshot Lighting named Hot Dozen company | 9.15.11

GREENVILLE, Ind. (September 15, 2011) -- Techshot Lighting LLC, a manufacturer of rugged and energy efficient LED lighting for military tents, was named a 2011 Hot Dozen company by Greater Louisville Inc.'s EnterpriseCorp at an event held last night at 21c Museum Hotel, and sponsored by Hilliard Lyons. The Hot Dozen is an annual celebration of 12 locally-owned companies who have benefited from Louisville's entrepreneurial atmosphere and continue to flourish in our region. The companies represent the cutting edge of innovation and entrepreneurship in Louisville's business community.

"It's an honor to receive the Hot Dozen distinction," said Techshot Lighting President and CEO John C. Vellinger. "To be included among a group of companies we personally admire for their creativity and integrity is humbling."

Recognizing companies such as Techshot Lighting is part of EnterpriseCorp's mission to create a new culture of entrepreneurship, provide strategic and network solutions that help client companies realize their full potential and dramatically increase the number and quality of fast-growth, entrepreneurial companies headquartered in our region.

"This year's dozen is an exceptional group, and we are confident they will add to the tradition of success realized by several of our past honorees," said EnterpriseCorp Executive Director Bobby Ferreri. "This year's group shows a continued strength in life sciences, a strong push in software, and unique approaches to distribution of novel services and products. All these companies boast outstanding teams and "think big" mentalities. Several also display the ability to quickly create employment opportunities for the community. We really look forward to cheering on their continued development."

About Techshot Lighting LLC
Techshot Lighting's rugged shelter lighting system consumes little electricity and can provide years of continuous reliable use. Customers include the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. Though currently marketed primarily to the Department of Defense, the system also is expected to generate interest among disaster relief agencies. For more information on Techshot Lighting, visit

About EnterpriseCorp
EnterpriseCorp is the enterprise development arm of Greater Louisville Inc. - The Metro Chamber of Commerce that cultivates Louisville's entrepreneurial vitality. With help from community partners, they keep Louisville at the top of the nation's list of "entrepreneurial hot spots" by serving the companies that create the vast majority of new wealth, new revenue and new jobs. Clients range from technology start-ups to established, fast-growth companies to mature businesses in traditional industries. EnterpriseCorp provides the voice, outreach, assistance and education for all that is entrepreneurial in Greater Louisville. For more information on EnterpriseCorp, visit

Verizon takes stake in Techshot customer Nomad Innovations | 6.24.11

Verizon Investments has invested in Techshot customer Nomad Innovations, participating in the company's most recent financing round. Nomad Innovations provides technology for electronic newsgathering using 4G cellular networks.

Read the complete article from Multichannel News.

Techshot welcomes new customer MobileMedTek, LLC. | 6.23.11

Techshot welcomes new customer MobileMedTek, LLC. Stay tuned for more about the new products we're developing for this great company.

Techshot Lighting, LLC receives $75,000 Vogt Awards | 4.13.11

FLOYDS KNOBS, Ind. (April 13, 2011) -- Techshot Lighting LLC, a spin-off of Techshot Inc., a product and technology development company, was honored today with a $75,000 Vogt Invention and Innovation Award by the Community Foundation of Louisville and Greater Louisville Inc.'s ENTERPRISECORP. The Vogt Awards recognize companies that display excellence in product innovation and provide engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs with grant money to fund the product development and commercialization of their ideas. The award was delivered April 12 at ENTERPRISECORP's Signature Event breakfast.

"We are very excited to receive this honor," said Techshot Lighting CEO John Vellinger. "The Vogt Award will help us ramp up to meet the demand we expect for our system."

Techshot Lighting LLC manufactures, sells and distributes light-emitting diode (LED) based lighting products for military, homeland security and disaster relief applications. Customers for its first product, a rugged and energy efficient shelter lighting system, are the United States Army and Marine Corps. Preproduction versions of the system are being evaluated by Marines at a forward operating base in Afghanistan.

"New jobs come from new ideas," said Bobby Ferreri, Executive Director of ENTERPRISECORP. "By helping transform ideas into commercialized products, the Vogt Awards not only help individual entrepreneurs, but also Greater Louisville build a strong entrepreneurial and economic climate."

Techshot Lighting received the award based on criteria such as innovative content, technical excellence, strategic business planning, competitive positioning, potential market value, time to market, and anticipated social and economic benefits for the Greater Louisville area

The Vogt Awards honor the tradition of innovation in metro Louisville and give recipients the recognition and financial support they need to commercialize their products. The award is made possible by an endowment from Henry Vogt Heuser Sr., former president of Henry Vogt Machine Company. Since its inception in 2001, the Vogt Awards have invested more than $1.5M in awards to 18 early stage companies.

Louisville Metro Inventors Council to meet March 16 | 3.8.11

Techshot's Rich Boling will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Louisville Metro Inventors Council on March 16 at 9 a.m. at Indiana University Southeast (University Center room 127) in New Albany.

The elephant in the room | 2.28.11

Like the old parable of the blind men and the elephant, you may hear several diverse answers to the question: what is Techshot.

Survey our customers, suppliers, partners and even competitors and ask them what Techshot is and the answers will be as diverse as those in the illustration, and oftentimes as incorrect as the spellings and capitalizations of our name (hint: it's all one word, and only the letter "T" gets capitalized).

So which is it? Is Techshot a product development company, a developer of medical devices or automated laboratory equipment? Or is it a military contractor, a NASA contractor or a research and development company? Of course it is all of these and more.

People (yes, engineers are people too) bristle at being put in the wrong pigeon hole. In our case, the problem may be more that we aren't put in enough of the right ones.

But if forced to pick just one catchall, I'd call us a technology development company. And if allowed two I'd add product development to the description. The distintion being that while we always are hired to develop new technologies, some customers commission us from the outset to maniacally focus on developing a disruptive, ready-for-high-volume-manufacturing product design.

Our customers hail from myriad industries -- such as aerospace, transportation, defense, research labs, medical devices and consumer electronics. And our simple approach to providing solutions to technological needs is not unlike that of Soichiro Honda, founder of the vast global manufacturing empire that spans many of those markets.

He was fond of saying,"Engineering is not just applied science; it is imagination made real and useful. What do you need? We'll make it."

This has been our view for nearly 23 years. Our engineers and scientists start every job with that simple question, "what do you need."

Tell us what you need. You'll be amazed with the result.

Middle school students learn about engineering, product development | 2.23.11

On February 22, fifth-grade students at Highland Hills Middle School got a chance to learn about the engineering profession and see and touch prototypes for some of the products Techshot develops for its customers.

Click here for photos and the article from the News and Tribune.

Congressman visits Techshot's New Albany office | 2.4.11

On February 2 U.S. Congressman Todd Young (center) met with Techshot's Rich Boling (left) and Dr. Paul Todd at the company's office at the Purdue Technology Center of Southeast Indiana. Young represents Indiana's 9th congressional district.

Courier-Journal reports on first meeting of new local inventors group | 2.3.11

Techshot is a founding member of the Louisville Metro Inventors Council. A February 2 article in the Courier-Journal reports on the group's first meeting on January 18, 2011 at the Purdue Technology Center of Southeast Indiana.

Two Customers featured in front-page article | 1.19.11

Two of the stars of the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas were Techshot customers Mavizon Technologies and Nomad Innovations. Both are featured in a front-page article in the January 14, 2011 edition of Business First.

Event to provide glimpse into product development process | 1.10.11

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (January 10, 2010) -- Techshot, a product development company with offices in Greenville and at the Purdue Technology Center of Southeast Indiana in New Albany, will host a free event at the tech center January 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., to offer a glimpse into the processes it uses to transition its customers' ideas into functional products.

Titled, "Ideation to Prototype Creation: Spanning the Longest Yard in Technology Development," the event is expected to be most beneficial to first time entrepreneurs attempting to bring a product idea to market.

Techshot VP for Corporate Advancement Rich Boling will discuss the company's engineering road map for developing new products and technologies; the most common mistakes made by entrepreneurs new to tech development; and the Purdue Research Foundation/Techshot partnership. Created late last year, the partnership is designed to help educate and equip entrepreneurs to plan for and overcome many of the roadblocks typically faced by startups.

Although the event is free and open to the public, RSVPs are requested. Contact Rich Boling at 812-923-9591 x246 or at

Customer's product discussed on National Public Radio | 1.6.11

Techshot customer Mavizon Technologies is discussed in a story about the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. We developed the custom electronics and firmware for the company's Mavia product.

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