The COVID-19 Ventilator Open Source Project


Tarik Yousef is the founder and owner of T.Y. Fine Furniture, based in Columbus, Ohio, which produces and sells custom-designed solid wood furniture nationwide. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University, he sarted his career as an engineer at Honda Engineering. Tarik went on to found T.Y. Fine Furniture and is involved with several other successful small businesses. He also serves on the advisory board for Upper Arlington Schools STEM program. In his spare time, he enjoys camping and the outdoors with his wife and three children.

President of Business Operations

Liz is an operations professional experienced in creatively solving for core customer needs, leading diverse teams, developing and implementing structured, compliant processes, and managing budgets. She is excellent at building and maintaining client relationships, creating solutions across silos, and utilizing extensive subject matter expertise to drive critical results.

President of Marketing and Sales

Amanat Ahmad is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. He is a strong sales professional skilled in Business to Business Sales, Account and Project Management, Retail Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and team building.

President of Manufacturing

Carlin Esslinger is the shop manager for T.Y. Fine Furniture. There he is responsible for the design and refinement of products as well as production management. This includes organizing custom projects with customers, production scheduling, supplies sourcing, concept development, CAD drafting, and CNC programming.

He has a B.A. in Ecological Design from Antioch College. He enjoys tennis, gardening, programming and being creative.


The Covid-19 Ventilator Project is currently operating as a 501(c)(3) awaiting approval of our application. You can review our corporate Bylaws HERE