SPARTAN Positions & Philosophies
Our company is made up of firearms & ballistics experts, chemists, engineers, defense consultants, business development, legal and marketing experts. Some of them have military backgrounds and some come from other industries. Each team member is a high character person that is uniquely contributing and committed to making Modern Spartan Systems a great company that will impact many industries.
SPARTAN Chemistry is the MOST ADVANCED “OPTIMIZING” Chemistry on the Planet!
We “OPTIMIZE metal” and MAXIMIZE Performance of EVERY Firearm, Fishing Reel, Engine, Bladed Tools…
Spartan’s SAFE, GREEN,American-made chemistry is DIFFERENT FROM and SIGNIFICANTLY OUTPERFORMS the competition. “OPTIMIZATION” means that we make precision engineered “tools” more precise. We do this with our SUPER-Cleaners combined with our PROPRIETARY anti-friction/low-stick technology (friction is reduced by an AMAZING 90%). We provide both consumer and commercial/industrial products.
The Spartan definition of “IMPROVEMENT” shows itself in terms of: ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, FEEL, PERFORMANCE, ASSET LIFE, LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS,CORROSION CONTROL, EASE AND SPEED OF CLEANING, FUEL EFFICIENCY (for cars…) and more FREE TIME to ENJOY using your guns, fishing reels, vehicles… while they perform at an optimal level.
DIFFERENT CHEMISTRY & UNMATCHED RESULTS
Owner/CEO (Marcus T Kahn) Bio
Look at who is controlling things and find out about them first – they are responsible for what happens!
I was born an Ohio Buckeye with good parents and cool sister, fantastic grandparents, and extended family and wonderful (many lifelong) friends. I was raised with good old-fashioned Midwestern, patriotic, God-fearing values in the Western suburbs of Chicago, IL. I loved my family and friends, got OK-decent grades, got in a bunch of fights (as the “good guy” defender, not aggressor), and grew up playing lots of sports.
As a kid through high school, it was baseball, basketball, football, Judo, fishing, wrestling with and getting in trouble with friends (my favorite sport). In college (NIU) I played Rugby and studied marketing (the easiest major to get). After college I competed in bodybuilding, powerlifting, trained in martial arts with awesome teachers, and ended up having a blast wrestling professionally for a few years, which in a weird way, led me to Lake Placid where I got to compete for a spot on the 1992 Olympic Bobsled Team, which I did very well in, but did not make (it is hard to beat out guys like Edwin Moses and Herschel Walker).
I am generally a joyful Jesus-loving Christian (I do not fight anymore), and proud dad of two great boys and a dog (third son) known as RATBOY. My career path has been mainly self-employed, with my passion for new technologies and a “SUPER-POWER” of befriending brilliant innovators, leading me to where I am at now as primary owner and CEO of Modern Spartan Industries Corp (Modern Spartan Systems). I get to bring my “ADD-ish”, eclectic personality and competitive nature into the business world, where all I want to do is revolutionize the firearms, fishing, transportation, manufacturing…, and now farming/gardening industries - and have fun doing it!
In business (listen kids), once you have a great idea or some product or service to bring to the market, the most important key to being successful is WHO you work and HOW you work with them. Step one is in place - Modern Spartan Systems has phenomenal and unmatched products and technologies to bring to the consumer and commercial/industrial markets.
The WHO is made up of a wonderful team of honest, high-character, brilliant and creative people, including world class top-engineers, industry specific SME (subject matter experts), talented IT and Digital marketing experts, high-quality and conscientious order processing people, and our own “Einstein-like” SUPER-GENIOUS, who I tell people that “if he was a Super-Villain, like in the Marvel/DC movies, we would all be in deep trouble”.
The HOW we work together answer is summed up as GREAT. We are a committed team and family. Each team member is a high character person that is uniquely contributing and committed to making Modern Spartan Systems a great company that will impact many industries.
Our mission is to be recognized as the world-wide leader in contaminant removal and friction reduction technologies for multiple markets (firearms, engines, manufacturing, energy efficiency, hydraulics…), as well as other unique, value added, proprietary innovative technologies. We want people to know that our American made, “GREEN” formulas and products will produce amazing “real world” results and benefits wherever they are used.
The core values that we hold in the highest regard are actually virtues. They include integrity, honesty, loyalty, openness, reliability, and commitment to excellence. It is our highest priority to achieve the reputation as “the company whose products you want to use” AND as “the company you want to partner with."
Corporate Guiding Social Principles
We are driven by the love of God (the God of the Bible), love of Country (the United States of America) and love of our family and friends. We are “Founding Father” Constitutionalists, free market, pro-military, and pro 2A advocates. Although we are a business, and not a politically oriented company, you at least know where we stand. PS – We love and respect the good people in every country!
Product & Brand Philosophy
“Different Chemistry – Unmatched Results” is based on vastly superior chemistry and superior product performance results and is what separates us from the pack. Our philosophy is to communicate that message. We seek to understand the needs of our clients, then develop, adapt, and deploy our proprietary chemical and other technologies into the market in a creative and fun way. Our focus is on the promotion and education of “real world” benefits to end users. At the same time working build a community of loyal, like minded, patriotic enthusiasts called “SPARTAN NATION” connected by our website, social media, and personal relationships.The core values that we hold in the highest regard are actually virtues. They include integrity, honesty, loyalty, openness, reliability, and commitment to excellence. It is our highest priority to achieve the reputation as “the company whose products you want to use” AND as “the company you want to partner with."
MSS Definition of GREEN formulas
The term “GREEN” is often overused, misused, and certainly misunderstood. With the legal disclosure that anything, including water, can become toxic at certain levels, we want to be clear on our definition of “GREEN”. When we call one of our formulas “GREEN” or “earth friendly” or “people/pet/nose friendly”, we are saying that it is either biodegradable or inert according to EPA standards. Although we are not recommending that you ingest our products or use them as salad dressing, our formulas are generally quite safe to work with.
The Reason We Will Succeed
We are succeeding and will continue to succeed and grow because we have:
- Superior products that produce performance results and benefits that the products we compete against cannot provide.
- An excellent team of brilliant, devoted, high caliber people that think “outside the box”.
- A growing fan base called Spartan Nation that endorses, reaffirms, and testifies to the claims we make, and enjoy spreading the word about us.
- As the owner, I have been called (sometimes in a good way, sometimes???) a “human pit-bull” and a “snowplow”, meaning that I lock on and do not stop moving forward. There are setbacks and challenges, but that is recognized as “growing pains”, so what? I am committed to the company, our partners and clients!
- Lastly, and most importantly, with God’s blessing – we are loyal to him (not perfect), and he is loyal to us (he is)!
Proving the Superior Product Claim
Many companies claim their products are better than the others. Talk is cheap. We can and do claim, have, and can prove our “PRODUCT SUPERIORITY”. Below are two examples that prove our point with Accuracy Oil™ and our firearm chemistry. We stand behind ALL of our products.
In an operation where firearms are required only two things count---consistent accuracy and functionality! My group has tested and used these formulas for over 18 months in the most difficult environments and hostile situations from the tropics to the desert, from the mountains to the jungle. We applied the total MSS system (cleaners and lubricants) to weapons ranging from .338’s to our SS226, from MP5SD’s to our HK MK23’s and M-4’s. We have consistently attained higher velocities, smaller shot groups, cleaner operation, and overall greater accuracy from all weapons.
We have had only one functional stoppage in tens of thousands of rounds and that was due to a misguided rock. The Carbon Destroyer cleans better than anything we have ever used. The difference in performance is demonstrative across the board. Take the test yourself, clean your weapon with your normal kit, then clean it again with MSS and see the difference for yourself. I will leave the scientific stuff to the scientist. This stuff works in the real world!
--- Thom Hawke --- Military