AES Controls Creates a Ventilator Solution

July 21, 2020

CEO Connection member CEO, Rick Salerno of AES Controls announces a solution to the ventilator shortage that will help save lives:

AES Controls based out of Cincinnati Ohio, has created a controller to convert readily available CPAP machines into invasive or non-invasive Stage 1 ventilators for immediate hospital use.

The units can be: 

  • Attached to either a non-invasive ventilation mask or an endotracheal tube; 

  • Will regulate breathing modulation and; 

  • Has an anti-aerosolization containment / filtration measures for expired breath; 

  • Can convert used or new units.

While AES was creating, CEO Connection was connecting.  CEO Connection's strategic partner, Ballard Spahr, filed a patent for AES.  Through the community, CEO Connection is also in touch with the White House, the National Governors Association, Johnson and Johnson, Dr. Oz, numerous hospitals, and other members who want to provide materials, labor, expertise, and logistical support.

Rick Salerno, CEO of AES Controls was emphatic: "Our thirty years of experience in developing and programming control systems, lead us to use a motor controller from our Cybersecurity Division as the foundation for this machine conversion.  Like you, we are horrified to see the death estimates predicted for our family and friends.  Which so much technology and expertise at AES, we were looking for a way to help save lives.  "Not On Our Watch" has been the fuel that has kept us moving."

As a result, the first manufactured conversions will be shipped to the current epicenter of the pandemic, New York City, next week. After that, AES will start partnering with idle CEO Connection member manufacturers to scale up production to 10,000 a week, depending on parts availability. For more information, please contact


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