Walter Mann began researching sanitizing and disinfecting options for non-washable equipment after realizing the health risks that his family faced from the bacteria and viruses in his son’s lacrosse gear and his daughters’ soccer and equestrian gear. After tireless research, he found that sanitizing and disinfecting by tightly controlling ozone concentration and humidity was the best solution and was offered by no one. Based upon his research and his work experience in the medical device and food industries, he designed a cabinet in which his family could sanitize and disinfect the gear based upon the best known sanitizing practices in those industries, and ZONOsanitech was born. He then took the concept one step further for sports, by adding the capability to dry wet gear, which is now used in the public safety and fitness industries.
ZONOsanitech has since partnered with ZONO Technologies and Lockwood Manufacturing to develop and distribute the ZONO Disinfecting and Sanitizing Cabinet.