IRVINE, Calif.--Freedom Innovations has announced that its Vice Chairman & Chief Innovation Officer Maynard Carkhuff has been elected to the California Orthotic & Prosthetic Association’s (COPA’s) board of directors. Carkhuff’s appointment was voted upon and made official at COPA’s annual meeting held recently in San Francisco.
Carkhuff joined Freedom in 2005 with over 25 years of leadership in the pharmaceutical, dental and prosthetic industries. Former positions include Chairman & CEO of Freedom Innovations, President & CEO of Ossur Prosthetics and President & CEO of Flex-Foot. He also held senior executive positions with Allergan and Denar.
“It’s an honor to represent Freedom Innovations while stepping into a leadership role alongside my industry colleagues at COPA,” said Carkhuff. “COPA does essential work promoting the art and science of Orthotics and Prosthetics to create and communicate innovative solutions for positive patient experiences – which dovetails perfectly with our own mission at Freedom. I look forward to the opportunity to contribute, particularly in the areas of growing membership and strategic planning.”
COPA has a proven track record in legislation, association governance and membership responsiveness. Representing the field since 1970, COPA is an organization designed to bring the community of O&P together as one voice to strengthen and solidify the unique characteristics that typify O&P professionals today.
Freedom Innovations, LLC (www.freedom-innovations.com) designs, manufactures, and markets advanced technology lower extremity prosthetic devices that provide people with physical challenges the ability to reach their full potential. Based in Irvine, CA, Freedom’s lower extremity prosthetics are distributed throughout the world.
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