John Scherer is the CEO of Canless Air System www.canlessair.com. In this interview, John answers questions about the journey of the O2 Hurricane, about being more green, about the role social media plays in his company, and a few others.
This is probably one of the coolest inventions I have seen in a long time, how did you get the idea for Canless Air? The inventor contacted me in May of 2011, he’s been working on it for 12 years and wanted me to be the spokes person. The more I got to know about it, I knew I had to buy it, develop it and market it myself.
What was the biggest mistake or misstep you took and how did you correct it? The Misstep was matching the battery to the charger, we quickly identified the problem, matched them correctly and went back to the market. Rarely is anything perfect coming out of the box, it’s the ability to react quickly and adjust that is key in product success.
What else do you do in your offices that is green or eco-friendly? We use recycled products every chance we get, from paper to plastic to printing cartridges.
What else excites you in the arena of green and eco-friendliness? The electric cars, I think one day we’ll all have one.
What are 4 things that anyone can do right now to be more green? Recycle, drink tap water, walk or ride a bike and use the O2 Hurricane.
What is your favorite outdoor activity? Walking with my dog or riding my bike.
Final thoughts about being more green. I think the perception, while declining, is that somehow going green is expensive. It simply isn’t. Our own product proves that. But solar, hybrid cars, re-cycling are all very cost effective and any business or home can go green and save green at the same time. We’ve only got this one planet to live on, at least in my lifetime. We need to get better at taking care of it.