Kim Ormsby was supposed to be a corporate executive or a veterinarian.
What she was not supposed to be was the inventor of a new kind of cloth diaper that has catapulted the growing industry forward or the founder of a natural-infant-care company that has grown explosively each year since she started it in her Bozeman home in 2003.
That kind of success, said Ormsby â€” the Small Business Administrationâ€™s Montana 2010 Small Business Person of the Year â€” has come as a great surprise.
â€œThis type of momentum with a product is pretty rare,â€ she said in an interview this week at the Bozeman corporate offices of The Natural Baby Co. and its signature product, the GroVia line of cloth diapers and biodegradable/compostable disposable diapers.
Since it was introduced in 2009, Ormsbyâ€™s GroVia cloth diaper design has changed the world of cloth diapering, selling about 4,000 diapers a month worldwide and emerging as one of the top-selling cloth diapers in the global market. The success has propelled her family-owned company into a multimillion-dollar business.
Screenshot From The Natural Baby Company