OSCEOLA CONSULTING TEAM MEMBER VOLUNTARILY MAKES FREE PPE FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS USING 3D PRINTERS.
San Diego, CA—Osceola Consulting (Osceola) Team Member Michael Carr has been busy after work each day. Using his 3D printers and on his own time Carr has been making PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for essential public service personnel and healthcare workers treating Covid-19 patients at medical facilities both in the San Diego area, and nationally. Mike Carr works for Osceola as an IT Project Manager at San Diego Gas and Electric.After the start of the Pandemic Carr noticed on 3D printing social media groups that members across the world were becoming a driving force meeting the urgent need for PPE using their printers to make these critical supplies.
To date, Mike Carr’s voluntary PPE efforts have produced: 1800 Ear savers, 350 Face Shields, 300 PAPR Adapters, and 150 Ventilator Splitters. While he has no idea of the value of the PPE items he has printed because everything is donated, he estimates his out of pocket cost for polymer materials, 3D printer maintenance and repairs, and electricity to be approximately $3000 over the three months he’s been doing this. This does not factor in the value of his time in donated labor, with some production runs running all day while he’s at work, or overnight.
Osceola CEO Kevin Narcomey noted, “Mike Carr is continuing Osceola Consulting’s commitment to contribute to the communities where we live and work". Narcomey added, "I would like to congratulate Mike Carr on his generous community volunteerism, and contributions making PPE to protect health care workers in treating Covid-19 patients.” Narcomey serves on the Board of the American Lung Association (ALA) in San Diego. He leads their Lung Force Walk event both in San Diego and the Inland Empire; and was recognized as the American Lung Associations 2019 Volunteer of the year. Lung Force is one of the ALA’s signature events, raising awareness and funds to help defeat lung cancer and to promote lung health.
Headquartered in Tiburon, CA, Osceola Consulting provides process reengineering, information technology systems integration, procurement and other computer and IT services to the energy, utilities, and other industries. The Company’s Experience includes business transformation, change management, business process design, and systems integration within gas, electric and water utilities. Industry specialties include finance and performance management, corporate operations, field operations, energy delivery, and asset management. Osceola Consulting, a certified minority-owned business, was founded by Kevin Narcomey in 2006. Narcomey is a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. Prior to founding Osceola, Narcomey worked for 20 years with one of the largest global management and technology consulting firms, 15 years as partner in the utility practice.
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Photo2:Mike Carr with one of his 3D printers.