Roger Ignon ’62

Roger stepped into the breach to provide Personal Protective Equipment for health professionals during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Using his business acumen and ties within the Chinese business community he provided thousands of FDA Medical Grade face masks and shields for the Covid-19 unit at Torrance Community Hospital in Southern California. During the height of the controversial period when state governors were forced to bid against one another for the equipment, Roger’s order temporarily disappeared, was blocked in Hong Kong by China, blocked again by U.S Customs, and was finally successfully sourced through Direct Relief (the top-rated multinational humanitarian organization). Perseverance furthers.

Roger Ignon CdeP 1962

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