An engineer with the imagination of an entrepreneur, Jon Olsen’s inquisitive nature has led him to tackle seemingly insurmountable problems. Before founding hand hygiene company Vaask, Jon developed products to reduce food waste by prolonging the shelf life of fruits and vegetables. He also contributed to healthier lifestyles by designing systems to improve sleep patterns. Behind his work is a refusal to accept the status quo. During the early days of the pandemic, Jon recognized the design failure on all levels of the hand sanitizer experience. While more crucial than ever before, dispensers pumped too much or too little, created messes or invariably were left empty. Designed as a touchless fixture, Vaask is built to last and makes hand hygiene convenient.