Procter & Gamble Co. provided a seed grant to help create Venti-Now, a Blue Ash nonprofit launched in late March that has just received FDA approval to make a portable and affordable ventilator to help Covid-19 patients. The goal is to license the design for manufacture around the world.
John Molander, 63, president of Venti-Now, retired from P&G in 2013 after nearly 34 years with the Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods such as Charmin toilet paper (NYSE: PG).
The Montgomery resident assembled a team of 30 volunteers, about half of whom are P&G alums, to form the company and design, build and test the initial product in three weeks. He was inspired to launch Venti-Now after one of his sisters who is an emergency medicine physician, Dr. Karin Molander of California, told him of the urgent need for ventilators.
Click here to read the complete story.
Story excerpt provided by The Cincinnati Business Courier.
Written by Barrett J. Brunsman.
Originally published May 1, 2020.