Lesley E. Rust

FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016  Lesley E. Rust of Stowe, Vermont has been recognized  as a Professional of the Year for 2016 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of defense.


Ms. Rust is the President and CEO of Proparms Ltd., which is an international manufacturing and design firm which designs and provides equipment for first responders and the military, continually introducing many innovations to the world’s EOD/IEDD military and police markets.  She is responsible for the overall operations with an emphasis on marketing and product certification, quality and standards, training and face to face contact.  She would like to give credit to her expert team that trains and consults.  Ms. Rust is affiliated with the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators.

After obtaining a B.A. in English from Concordia University in 1975, Ms. Rust completed post graduate courses in Creative Writing and Art.  She previously served as a Publicity Assistant with the London Evening Standard.  She then became an Advertising Copywriter for Reitman’s and Holt Renfrew Department Stores in Quebec, Canada.  She served as a Theatre Administrator and Administrative Assistant to Sheldon Kagan of Montreal Impressario.  Overseeing the theatre properties and administration led to Ms. Rust co-founding with Elsener of Proparms Ltd, a supplier of theatre and film specialized, custom-designed weaponry and specialized properties and special effects.  This encouraged Ms. Rust to design and build the first Neutrex Waterjet Disrupter for the Surete du Quebec, and for her to become involved in the marketing efforts of her in-house designed and manufactured, EOD/IEDD technology throughout North America and the world.  Her marketing efforts have been supported and encouraged by the network of Canadian Embassies and Consulates.  The company has expanded its operations to fulfill the needs of its growing U.S. clientele by opening a branch in the U.S.   It is an ISO certified company with patented and trade mark products.  Proparms Ltd. has held one of the highest approval ratings in the industry for its products and services.

Ms. Rust is married to Richard Story and they have five children.  In her spare time she enjoys singing, painting, walking, reading and humanitarian causes.

For further information, contact www.proparms.com.


Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide is an international advertising, networking and publishing company based in Farmingdale, New York.  They are proud to be able to satisfy their clients and continue to have repeat clientele due to their longevity and pride in their products and services.  The Owners strive to connect business professionals to enhance their contact base and networking capabilities so they can get the acknowledgment and publicity within their industries and beyond.  The Strathmore family has been providing these valuable services for over two decades. They target executives and professionals in all industries to be featured in their publication and on-line directory. Industries include business, law, education, healthcare and medicine, fine arts, IT, government, science, real estate, entertainment and many more accomplished fields. Professional profiles are listed in an annual hardcover journal and in a detailed, searchable database on the website http://www.strww.com.



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