Since 1988, Bunnell has set the standard for gentle ventilation.
Our early employees started making miracles in the late 1980s, and we’ve kept the tradition going ever since.
We provide inspired infant care with our revolutionary LifePulse® Ventilator, the first high-frequency ventilator ever approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for clinical use (1988).
Established in 1980, Bunnell has focused its efforts on the development of advanced ventilation systems for treating premature infants in acute respiratory failure, an often fatal complication of preterm birth. The Company manufactures, markets, and services its products for hospitals in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Malaysia. Since its introduction, the LifePulse® Ventilator has helped healthcare professionals save thousands of babies and children each year.
Our products are manufactured in our Salt Lake City facility and distributed directly to client hospitals. We provide 24-hour, 7-day per week technical and clinical assistance to health care providers, including emergency delivery of our life-saving products to hospitals throughout the United States, usually within 2-4 hours of a clinician’s request.
We are committed to providing our life-saving products and services at a standard of quality, performance, and value that exceeds the expectations of our hospital and health care customers.
Bert Bunnell, Sc. D.
Bert was a doctoral candidate, working with aerosolized drug treatments for premature infants, when he was first exposed to the NICU and the challenges of ventilating these fragile patients. His curiosity and pursuit led to the development of the LifePulse High-Frequency Jet Ventilator, known in the early days as “The Puffer.” Nearly 40 years later, Bert is retired and Bunnell, Inc is now entirely employee-owned. He remains active in the world of academia as a lecturer for his alma mater, the University of Utah. In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing, hiking, biking, pickleball, skiing, and vacationing with his dear wife Kate.
Bert will forever love hearing about the ever-increasing numbers of babies being helped with the LifePulse ventilator.
Dave was an RT, working in the Primary Children’s Hospital NICU in Salt Lake City, when he joined Bunnell, Inc in 1989. He worked in various roles over the years as the company grew, but perhaps most importantly he was known as the technical and clinical hotline guru! Dave became the Marketing Director in 1996 and held this position for 20 years before retiring in 2016. Dave and his wife Susan now live in Washington City, Utah, enjoying the nearly year-round warm weather to pursue outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking. He is also a self-professed shutterbug, and retirement affords him plenty of time to travel in pursuit of the next great photo.
Evan was introduced to the early version of the Jet, known as “The Puffer,” back in the early 1980s at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. He made the leap to work for Bunnell, Inc in 1989 and has never looked back. His career as a Clinical Educator and later as Director of Clinical Education has taken him to all 50 US states, 10 Canadian provinces, and 37 countries! Now retired, he and his wife Kathleen enjoy spending time with their three grown daughters and two grandchildren. His days are now filled with hiking, biking, drawing, and brewing craft beer. He remains part of Bunnell, Inc as a Senior Clinical Consultant doing what he has always loved, providing lectures and teaching others following behind him.