OHI Acquires Custom Foot Orthotic Labratory Footbon
Footbōn Founder Paul Langer Returns to Langer

October 2015

Ronkonkoma, NY – October 7, 2015 – OHI, the leading manufacturer in North America of custom, lower extremity orthotic devices and related products, today announced that it has acquired custom foot orthotic laboratory Footbōn. Paul Langer, who founded Footbōn in 2009, has joined OHI’s Langer Biomechanics as Vice President of Operations.

Mr. Langer, a central figure and key influencer in the custom orthotics industry, began his career at Langer Biomechanics in 1975. Langer’s father, Sheldon Langer, co-founded Langer Biomechanics in 1969 and is considered by many to be the father of the modern custom foot orthotic industry.

A respected innovator in orthotics technology and engineering, Mr. Langer returns to his namesake company after thirteen years.

Says Langer, “I couldn’t be more pleased or more proud to be back home at Langer. OHI’s commitment to leadership in our industry aligns perfectly with Langer Biomechanics’ enduring heritage. I’m excited to be carrying that shared vision of product and service excellence forward. I’m also gratified that Footbōn customers can enjoy the greater resources of Langer and OHI while continuing to receive superb customer service and expertly fabricated products.”

OHI President/COO Jason Kraus has a history with both Paul Langer and the Langer lab that goes back to 1982. Kraus explains, “Paul and I each began our careers at Langer and in 1991, we co-founded Benefoot, a company eventually acquired by Langer. I know for a fact that no one is better equipped than Paul to take Langer and its customers to ever greater success.”

About Orthotic Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Ronkonkoma, NY, OHI is the global leader in lower extremity DME technologies for healthcare providers who treat diseases associated with the extremities. Through a growing family of brands, including Apex Foot Health, Arizona AFO, Australian Orthotic Group, Footbōn, Langer Biomechanics, PedAlign, The Orthotic Group and SafeStep, OHI will continue to innovate and create global scale in an effort to provide a complete solution of therapies and medical technologies for their partnering customer base of healthcare providers. Recognized as a pioneer in the manufacturing of custom foot orthoses and ankle foot orthoses, OHI currently distributes medical technologies throughout North America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand.


Mark Lipsky, Director of Marketing Communications, OHI


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