About Us

The Company

FTI Professional Grade Inc. identifies opportunities, sources the necessary supply chain resources, and then sub-contracts and/or manufactures the production of ventilators and related accessories and consumables to address the healthcare challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

FTI Professional Grade Inc. partners with innovative and leading-edge medical device manufacturers and high-quality component suppliers for the manufacture/assembly of government regulatory-approved ventilators, and any related accessories and consumable products.  

FTI Professional Grade Inc. is currently under contract with the Government of Canada to produce 10,000 Baylis-branded V4C-560 ventilators.  

FTI Professional Grade Inc. successfully collaborates with federal, provincial, and state governments, healthcare institutions, and front-line healthcare workers to provide life-saving treatment products for patients affected by COVID-19.

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With thanks to the following companies, FTI Professional Grade Inc. is able to produce and deliver 10,000 life-saving ventilators to help Canadians:

FTI Professional Grade Inc. has subcontracted manufacturing to the medical device manufacturer, Baylis Medical Company Inc. to produce 10,000 Baylis-branded V4C-560 ventilators. The Baylis-branded V4C-560 ventilator will be manufactured in Baylis Medical Company Inc.’s state-of-the-art, ISO 13485 certified manufacturing facility in Mississauga, Ontario. FTI Professional Grade is working with Baylis Medical Company Inc. and the global supply chain to deliver high quality, proven ventilators for the fight against COVID-19.

Medtronic is one of the world’s leading medical device manufacturers. The manufacture/assembly of FTI Professional Grade Inc.’s Baylis-branded V4C-560 ventilator is based on a permissive licence for Medtronic’s top-performing Puritan Bennett™ model 560 (PB 560) design and specifications.

Our Team

Rick Jamieson BBA, CPA, CA
President and CEO

Rick is the President and CEO of FTI Professional Grade Inc., the company that was awarded the contract by the Government of Canada to deliver 10,000 ventilators in response to COVID-19.  Rick is co-founder of the Ventilators for Canadians consortium.  

Rick’s areas of expertise include executive leadership, corporate governance, finance, taxation, business strategy, manufacturing, operations, new product development and design, business intelligence, marketing, and business development. 

Rick is also President and CEO of ABS Friction and IDEAL Brake Parts Inc., Guelph, Ontario-based companies he co-founded in 1995.  ABS Friction and IDEAL Brake Parts Inc. manufacture disc brake pads and distribute brake shoes for the global automotive replacement market.  

Rick is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University (BBA) and is an alumnus of Deloitte, where he earned his CA designation.  In 2003, Rick was elected by his professional accounting peers to receive the FCA Fellowship designation.  Rick is also a graduate of the Ivey Business School’s Quantum Shift and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Birthing of Giants programs.  In 2012, Rick was the recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.

Rick held senior board positions with the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Association, the Brake Standards Association, the Friction Materials Standards Institute, and the Brake Manufacturer’s Council.

Denis Godcharles MEng
Contract Administration 

Denis is responsible for the overall administration of the contract FTI Professional Grade Inc. has with the government of Canada for the supply of 10,000 ventilators.  Denis will ensure that FTI is in compliance with the government of Canada’s contract terms and conditions.  He will also be responsible for recording and tracking amendments to the contract, researching supporting documentation and regulatory requirements of the government’s contracting procedures, guidelines, protocols, and potential audits. 

Denis has over 35 years of experience in providing his expertise to large, complex and highly regulated organizations.  He’s also worked with small and medium-size enterprises that require assistance with government contracting.  Denis applies his skills in the public, financial, and not-for-profit sectors.  His most recent corporate position was as National Leader for Consulting Services at BDO Canada.  He has extensive experience with government contracting with Public Service and Procurement Canada.  Denis is a graduate of the Engineering Management Program, Royal Military College of Canada and the Masters in Engineering Program, University of Ottawa.

Advisory Experts

Throughout the development process – from concept – to commercialization, FTI Professional Grade Inc.’s goal is to help governments, healthcare providers, clinical personnel, and patients fight against COVID-19. FTI Professional Grade Inc. regularly consults with relevant subject matter experts to assist FTI with its mission of providing life-saving ventilators.

In addition to FTI Professional Grade Inc.’s wide-ranging expertise and experience in manufacturing and operations, FTI continually seeks the advice of leading experts in healthcare, regulatory and legal affairs, respiratory technology, component and part design and production, global supply chain sourcing, quality control and engineering, sales and marketing, and government contracting.

FTI Professional Grade Inc. will continue to pursue and utilize the advice of experts, as may be required, to supply ventilators to satisfy the global need to help address respiratory challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ventilators for Canadians (V4C) is a consortium of successful Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs who came together to identify and pursue solutions to help Canadians through the challenging COVID-19 healthcare emergency.

Rick Jamieson, CEO and President of FTI Professional Grade Inc., coined the term “Ventilators for Canadians.”

Congratulations to everyone who assisted FTI Professional Grade Inc. with this initiative to help Canadians with the fight against COVID-19.

FTI Professional Grade Inc. is the single purpose corporation that executed the contract with the Government of Canada to deliver 10,000 V4C-560 ventilators to the Public Health Agency of Canada.