Second Century of Innovation
From locally-owned pharmacy to global industry leader.
1940s — 1960s
First Class of Practitioners
Carlton Fillauer becomes the first staff prosthetist named to the National Research Committee on Prosthetic Devices; Carlton is also among the first class of practitioners to be certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) and was a charter member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP).
In 1955, George Sr. retires and George Jr. is named president of Fillauer. Carlton remains active in the prosthetic community, serving as president of ABC from 1957 to 1958 and president of AOPA from 1962 to 1963.
Fillauer continues expansion, acquiring Swedish-based Centri AB in 2002 known today as Fillauer Europe. The acquisition allows Fillauer to add gloves, liners and protective leg coverings to their offerings alongside additional orthotic and prosthetic components.
In 2005, Fillauer LLC adds the Trautman™ equipment line to its product offerings. Shortly after, Fillauer begins its first joint venture by creating Emotis, now Fillauer Composites, LLC, which uses advanced composite materials to produce prosthetic feet.
Most recently, Fillauer purchased OTS Corp. (Fillauer North Carolina) in 2009, a high-end provider of orthotic componentry, including the StepLock knee joint, and PDG Ovens® for O&P fabrication.
2017 — Today
Who We Are Today
Today, Fillauer is proud to be a global leader in orthotic and prosthetic innovation that empowers clinicians and patients to achieve their best functional outcomes.
Led by the fourth generation, Fillauer remains a family-run business. Michael Fillauer, CPO/L serves as CEO of Fillauer Companies, Inc., while David Fillauer serves on the board.
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