The founding members of VIPS are Veterans from different branches of military services including former officers and enlisted personnel. Each member served in combat roles as Marines and Special Forces from Vietnam to Desert Storm.

John A McCleod Jr.  Owner
John A. McCleod has over 30 years of combined military and corporate experience ranging from designing Information Technology Systems to the management of large complex engineering projects. John has represented several large international suppliers and energy purchasers within the international petroleum market serving major commercial transportation clients both ground and air. A tenured executive for several companies with professional products and services that include waste to energy, water generation, power generation and international business development. John has an extensive background in information technology, computer science, network engineer and critical infrastructure design and implementation. John has professional certifications and awards from various universities and is conversational in multiple languages including English and German.

Bennard Gillison Sr.  Owner
Bennard Gillison is an owner and member of the Board of Directors. Bennard brings over 30 years of corporate experience working for major corporations from Xerox, Kimball International, and Virco Manufacturing as well as owning and operating his own companies. Bennard has provided business and consulting services to companies including BP, ARCO, The Walt Disney Company, and Safelite Auto Glass.