Sean Matson, Co-Founder & CEO of MATBOCK, grew up in Richmond, VA, and graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute in 2005 where we he Captain of the swim team. Sean then attended Officer Candidate School (OCS) and without delay reported to Basic Underwater Demolition School (BUD/S) 6 days after OCS. BUD/s Class 258 started with 138 candidates and after a grueling 6 months, Sean and his future business partner, Zach Steinbock, were amongst the only 19 to graduate . Following BUD/s, Sean and the other officers from Class 258 attended Advance School in Coronado, CA, where they waited for the enlisted guys from Class 259 to join them. Then he joined the enlisted guys from Class 259 to start SEAL Qualification Training (SQT), which is 4 months of advance SEAL Tactics, Techniques and Procedures. On a C-130 flight to Alaska during SQT, MATBOCK was born when Sean and Zach conceptualized and sketched a better way to palletize military gear and equipment. Graduating from SQT in early 2007, Sean reported to SEAL Team FOUR (ST4) in Virginia Beach, where he helped lead two deployments to Iraq. During this time MATBOCK was nothing more than two friends trying to navigate how to start a small business with a 1/5-scale prototype. Sean began his dissociated tour in 2009, with Support Activity Team Two (SA2) and completed his third deployment to Iraq. He also officially registered MATBOCK, LLC, in the state of Virginia, with hopes to manufacture the full-scale prototype of the Constrictor Cargo Net, that he and Zach designed on the infamous flight to Alaska. Sean’s last duty station was SEAL Team EIGHT (ST8), where he became a Platoon Commander of India Platoon and subsequently, Bravo Platoon. Two deployments to Africa followed and what little free time Sean had was focused on engineering new, innovative products that rapidly put MATBOCK on the map. With a desire to dedicate more time to his children and the drive to pursue an entrepreneurial career, Sean left active duty in 2016. Sean was able to fully dedicate his discipline to now MATBOCK Origins, a holding company. MATBOCK Operations has been honored to be on the Inc. 5000 list for three years running and Kardax Solutions, Aceso Plasma and CardoMax continue to grow as key subsidiaries of MATBOCK origins, which now consists of 8 companies. Sean and his wife, Samantha, reside in Virginia Beach with their four children.

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By Michael Kurcina

Mike credits his early military training as the one thing that kept him disciplined through the many years. He currently provides his expertise as an adviser for an agency within the DoD. Michael Kurcina subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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