John Tan, CEO of Vaquform, Inc, is a lifelong maker and tinkerer. He studied mathematics before pursing his studies in product design. He identifies himself as an industrial designer but in practice his expertise covers end-to-end product development, which includes industrial design, engineering, prototyping and manufacturing. He has led projects for the Department of Science and Technology and the Design Center of the Philippines. Nine years ago John accepted an invitation to teach at the University of the Philippines in Manila, where he has been ‘trying to infect students’ with his passion for design and entrepreneurship. John is also a father of two boys who seem to have inherited his thirst for knowledge.
He recently crowdfunded Vaquform on Kickstarter and raised $213,146 from 390 backers to help bring this project to life.