Chapter 9: Lead

Dave Kolar, 2019

Dave Kolar worked in the engineering department at Vitamix for 24 years and was lead on The Quiet One project team.

the quiet one

The Quiet One, 2010

The Quiet One represented a major advancement in the company’s commercial product leadership and earns its title due to its best-in-class sound reduction technology. Dave Kolar, a Vitamix engineer for 24 years, led this project.

Original Drink Machine

Drink Machine, 1992

The Drink Machine was the first true commercial-grade blender on the market, and it was designed, engineered, and manufactured by Vitamix.

Dan the Vitamix Man Book

Delicious Blends: The Vita-Mix® Professional Demonstrator Recipe Guide, 2001

Initially conceived as a demonstration manual, this book evolved into a collection of the best Vitamix recipes. It contains the personal favorites of the demonstration team led by Dan Stuart.

John Barnard Engineering Department Sign

John K. Barnard Innovation Center

The John K. Barnard Innovation Center was dedicated in 2012. As an engineer and company president and CEO, John's commitment to designing blenders for the most demanding users with the lowest cost of total ownership earned him distinction.

John Barnard Engineering Department Sign