GM and Ventec Life Systems, in cooperation with StopTheSpread.org, which is the nation’s coordinated private sector response to the COVID-19, are working together to enable Ventec to increase production of its respiratory care devices to support the effort against the COVID-19 pandemic. Ventec will use GM’s logistics, purchasing and manufacturing expertise to build more of their essential ventilators. To support these efforts, StopTheSpread.org will work to unite business leaders across the United States to accumulate the necessary resources to complement and support the efforts of the government on all levels — federal, state, and local.
Each of the participating organizations and companies weighed in on this joint effort:
“With GM’s help, Ventec will increase ventilator production,” said Chris Kiple, Ventec Life Systems CEO. “By tapping their expertise, GM is enabling us to get more ventilators to more hospitals much faster. This partnership will help save lives.”
“We are grateful for the partnership between GM and Ventec Life Systems, which will enable Ventec to drastically scale production of critically needed respiratory care products. This is a vital step in delivering relief to our healthcare system, which is threatened by the spread of COVID-19. As this virus continues to endanger the lives of countless Americans, StopTheSpread.org is working to unite the business community around a common threat to our economy and our way of life. We know the strength of this effort relies on urgent coordination between the public and private sectors in order to get through this crisis.”
“We are working closely with Ventec to rapidly scale up production of their critically important respiratory products to support our country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mary Barra, GM Chairman and CEO. “We will continue to explore ways to help in this time of crisis.”