Janet Wells, president and CEO of Cerritos, California-based Insta Graphic Systems, a manufacturer of heat presses and heat transfers as well as thermal vinyl letters and numbers, has been appointed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office to lead an emergency volunteer task force, whose mission is to help source qualified vendors of medical supplies.
Wells, along with three other volunteer task force members, are authorized to communicate with potential suppliers of medical commodities on behalf of the state of California. The Governor’s office has asked the task force to source more than two billion pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies, including N95 masks, ventilators, face shields, gloves, scrubs, surgical gowns and test kits. These are all deemed items of immediate necessity by the state, and the task force is conducting a global search for them.
“Watching the fear, pain and panic in the faces of our doctors and nurses has moved me to tears,” Wells says in a statement announcing her involvement. “So, I am dedicating this period of my life to the selfless medical heroes who are risking their lives to save others.”
Wells is the daughter of Insta Graphic Systems’ founder, Herbert Wells. The company celebrated its 60th anniversary last year.
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