01 Apr Engineering alum races from Utah to Wisconsin to contribute ventilator expertise
For Tyler Vermey, a crazy cross-country trip that included the aftermath of an earthquake and a raging blizzard was just the beginning of his role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vermey, who earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2016, began working at GE Healthcare after he graduated, first as a contractor for a few months before becoming a full-time manufacturing engineer at the company’s Madison location. After two years in Madison, Vermey moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he’s continued work for GE Healthcare as a manufacturing project leader.
It turns out, however, that during his post-graduation stint at the Madison location, he acquired expertise in making ventilator flow-control valves after spending six months learning how to make the valves.