How did the AAA Pro Web LLC design come to be?
The very first Ariston Moreno prototype reusable, washable, adjustable nose piece, comfortable, 2 layer face mask.
For several days, I had been thinking about a way to create a face mask with ties that required no sewing.
While the thought of creating a mask was on top of my mind, the lack of time placed the project closer to the bottom for a few days. Then a couple of weeks back on Friday evening knowing it was time to start. The next morning while getting ready to go up to AAA where there was better computer access and the machinery to make the mask, I paused to say a short prayer, asking God to show me how to create a mask that would work and could be built quickly. Then, after putting on my boots and walking outside, a good friend and metal fabricator for Angelina Tank was standing in the driveway to begin a fence project. My statement while walking up to him was, “God sent you here this morning” to which he laughed, but I insisted that He really had sent him. A brief discussion about my mask idea and his little gears started turning also, but at a faster and more productive rate than my wheels. Aristo agreed there was a huge need and stated they could not even get a simple dust mask for his coworkers at his job. He said he would have something later that afternoon and approximately 3 hours later sent a paper pattern and the first prototype. We met shortly after and then the process of getting his drawing into a file that we could cut on our machines began. His mask worked, especially, the top ties and the ear loops, which make the mask much more comfortable when compared to those with the elastic bands that simply loop around the ears. The design needed improvement and Aristo’s drawing was a great start. Several ideas later, it was time for me to call in the reinforcement team of Sherry Griffin and Kris Mayaka for more and faster design ideas and needed modifications. Their input was crucial in the final design and each of us had major contributions.