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Caspers to Receive the Academy Lifetime Achievement Award


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Carl Caspers, CPO, has been chosen to receive the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists' (the Academy) Titus-Ferguson Award for lifetime achievement at the Academy's 40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium slated for February 26–March 1, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. The news was reported online December 18 by Central Minnesota's St. Cloud Times.


Caspers, 72, has 18 patents for liners, suspension sleeves, and post-operative and volume-management products, as well as technology for the prosthetic industry. The former CEO and cofounder of TEC Interface Systems, Waite Park, Minnesota, which he sold in 2003 to Ottobock, Minneapolis, Minnesota, was recognized in 2002 by Fast Company magazine as one of its Fast 50 Innovators. And in 2012, Caspers was inducted into the Minnesota Inventors Hall of Fame.


According to the Academy, the award "is intended to be the highest level of recognition bestowed upon an outstanding academician whose accomplishments and contributions have made a significant impact on the growth and development of the profession. This highly dedicated individual must have demonstrated a record of sustained devotion and leadership to the advancement of the Academy and the orthotics and prosthetics profession."


To read more about Caspers, visit "Carl Caspers, CPO: Innovation Sparked by Personal Experience," in the May 2013 issue of The O&P EDGE.


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