New Addition to the Sword Performance Team: Jerry Rippee, QSSP/OSHA, Director of Government Sales

Healthy Hydration Company Exhibits Growth By Expanding into Government Safety with an All-Star New Hire

Sword Performance Healthy Hydration Director of Government SalesLexington, KY, Apr 20, 2022 – President Robyn Zlotkin announced today that Jerry Rippee, QSSP/OSHA 30, joins Sword Performance Inc. as Director of Government Sales. This addition reflects Sword Performance’s continued commitment to improving the safety and wellbeing of American Warfighters, support detachments and first responders through healthy hydration. With 28 years of military and commercial Industrial safety experience, Jerry will be instrumental in accelerating the growth of Sword Performance’s Drinkable PPE® in all levels of government.

In making the announcement, Robyn Zlotkin said: “We are excited to have Jerry join the Sword Performance team. He brings a prodigious amount of government procurement knowledge from working in government sales with MRO distributors in addition to his role as a Manufacturer Territory Manager. Jerry has the drive, expertise, passion and transparency that is encompassed by our company culture. Our team is on a mission to prevent and reduce heat stress injuries and Jerry will help us achieve this.”

Sword CEO Darin Dillow added: “Jerry is the person to help move Sword into the next phase of government workforce safety. He is an industrial and military safety pro with an outstanding reputation, proven track record and respectable work ethic. We are privileged to have him join the team at Sword Performance and know his leadership and experience will be significant in the future growth of our company.”

Jerry Rippee said: "I am extremely happy to be onboard with a high energy, driven company like Sword Performance. It’s refreshing to work with people who are dedicated to producing a quality, American made product designed to combat heat stress and protect people from avoidable workplace injury. I believe my prior military service and history of working with government agencies will be key in introducing Sword Performance to those who need it most.” Looking to the future, Jerry’s experience and dedication to safety will be a valuable addition in support of Sword Performance’s mission to bring healthy hydration to not only elite athletes of sport, but also to members of the military and first responders, hard-working men and women to whom hydration is an often overlooked but vitally important component of wellbeing and performance.

Jerry is certified as a Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), as well as Certified OSHA 30. Jerry proudly served in the US Navy on a guided missile cruiser and has numerous engineering and mechanical certifications.

About Sword Performance Inc.

American manufacturer of performance hydration beverages, built around a system of proprietary electrolyte replacement products and heat stress subject expertise.

Sword Performance Inc. was founded with a purpose: to provide great-tasting, effective hydration to hard-working men and women everywhere. From stadium lights to job sites, Sword Performance hydration products are designed to work with the body to battle dehydration and fatigue.


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