IRVINE, California, June 7, 2012 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Ms. Phyllis Abrams as Director of Sales & Business Development with Plasma Ruggedized Solutions based in San Jose, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Rod McDermott, Managing Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search.

Ms. Abrams is a sales leader with over 30 years of experience in managing and directing teams to meet and exceed sales goals. She most recently worked with Spirent Communications from 2006 to 2011 as the General Manager/Director of Sales for the North American. Ms. Abrams was also responsible for the operational financial plan, forecasting customer demand, managing the customer service departments, and improving processes and procedures to insure profitable growth.

Ms. Abrams received her Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics from Rutgers University.

About Plasma Ruggedized Solutions

Plasma Ruggedized Solutions ( is a diversified global leader in the engineered application of advanced conformal coatings, potting/encapsulation and Parylene (Polyparaxylylene) coating services. With locations in San Jose and Huntington Beach, California, PRS features more than 35,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The Company holds numerous independent and customer certifications including: AS9100 Rev. B,ISO 9001:2008, COMSEC, ITAR, and RoHS. They provide engineering and manufacturing services to virtually every industry that requires electrical and mechanical systems to operate in harsh or challenging environments. Coupled with its significant engineering resources, Plasma Ruggedized Solutions presents a tier1 level manufacturing capability. With the application of “lean” operating techniques, biometric systems, bar-coding, statistical process control and other forward-looking production standards, PRS functions in a highly disciplined and structured manner. Results are observed in high first-time yields and on-time delivery performance. Featuring a “flex” manufacturing approach, PRS has the ability to accommodate “surge” output of more than 200,000 electronic boards per month. Specialized equipment and proprietary techniques employed at PRS allow exceptional close tolerance control and thus a level of thermal protection and environmental security previously unattainable in a repeatable and predictable manner.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Financial Services, Energy, Manufacturing, Bio-Tech and Life Science, Retail, the Building Industry, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Rodney McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Black & Decker, Harbor Freight Tools, Boeing, Aramark, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Conexant, Google, Invitrogen, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea, Comerica Bank, Silverado Senior Living, Honeywell, and Union Bank.