About Us

About Us

American PAPR LLC is a small, veteran-led business headquartered in Brooklyn, New York’s Navy Yard. American PAPR is a domestic manufacturer of NIOSH-Certified Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) for medical and industrial professionals. All products are manufactured and assembled in the USA within a medical equipment production facility operating under a comprehensive Quality System (QS). Born in response to an urgent need expressed by frontline medical and industrial professionals, American PAPR developed a NIOSH Certified PAPR in seven weeks (FELIX100). American PAPR continues to provide industry leading equipment (FELIX200) for frontline healthcare and industrial professionals who require the highest level of respiratory protection with a truly "Made in the USA" product. 96% of the materials are sourced from seventeen states and 100% of the labor is executed domestically by our diverse and dedicated group of professionals. We are proud to provide superb workmanship and sustainable support to our heroes while re-shoring American jobs, technology, and manufacturing to our Great Nation! We are driven by a clear mission and ethos to do well by doing good.


Giles Kyser — Chief Executive Officer

Colonel Giles Kyser, US Marine Corps (Retired) is the CEO of American PAPR. Giles is an Eagle Scout, a US Naval Academy Graduate, and served as an infantry and Special Operations Officer with combat tours including Desert Shield/Storm, Bosnia, Kosovo, Africa and Iraq. In addition to more than forty-five awards and decorations spanning his career, he was cited for valor on the battlefield and for his actions on 9/11 in the Pentagon. His uniformed career also included attainment of two master’s degrees, execution of special operations missions focused on bringing war criminals to justice, as well as service at the highest levels of leadership in the Pentagon. His expertise in National Resource Strategy, operational planning, and an extensive international network served as the foundation for a post-military career in businesses that included defense electronics, biometrics, and Chemical-Biological Defense and Countermeasures with support to the medical community.

Daniel Weisman — General Manager & SVP Sales


  • Newsweek - Stop Relying on China. We Need to Start Manufacturing PPE Here in the U.S. (June 2021)
  • The Well News - American Powered Air-Purifying Respirators Set New Standard (June 2021)
  • CNBC - Op-Ed: Why a PPE shortage still plagues America and what we need to do about it