Life Wear Technologies Elects Hubert, Doberstein to Board of Directors
November 2, 2016
Contact: Stephen Turgeon
Phone: (401) 263-4667
NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI (November 2, 2016) - Life Wear Technologies, a leading supplier of both branded and private label sports medicine products, has elected Robert Hubert and Dr. Curt Doberstein to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Doberstein is currently Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University. He also serves as the Program Director for the Brown University neurosurgery residency program.
Dr. Doberstein, a resident of Tiverton, received his B.S. in biology at Haverford College and his M.D. Degree from McGill University. He subsequently completed his neurosurgery residency and fellowship at the UCLA School of Medicine. He joined the faculty at Brown University in 1995 and has practiced and taught neurosurgery at Brown since that time. He has published and lectured extensively in the field of neurosurgery and served as interim Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery from 2007-2010 and from 2014-2015.
"As the leaders in Cold/Hot Therapy, we are honored to have Dr. Doberstein join our Board," said Life Wear Technologies co-founder and CEO Bradley Waugh. "His extensive knowledge in neuroscience and pain management will be invaluable to us as we develop newer technologies, and the diverse ways in which Cold/Hot Therapy may be applied."
Mr. Hubert founded and has served as President of SPEC Process Engineering & Construction for the past 21 years. SPEC specializes in the design and construction of manufacturing facilities that are technically challenging or pose potential safety challenges to people and the environment. His company has served the pharmaceutical, chemical, electronics and energy industries.
Hubert, who lives in Harvard, Mass., has worked extensively to bring business management concepts to the problems of manufacturing growth. He received his degree at Manhattan College in New York City with studies in management, finance and engineering.
"Life Wear is always striving towards quality metrics, and the use of manufacturing technology to better serve our diverse customer base," Waugh said. "With the addition of Mr. Hubert, we gain an individual who can help us maintain 'best in class' manufacturing processes, while continuing to be competitive."
Life Wear is the manufacturer of CryoMAX® Cold Therapy 8-Hour Reusable Cold Packs and the recently launched ThermalMAX® Long Lasting Heat Packs. In August, it expanded its reach to over-the-counter topical medicines with its acquisition of the TriCalm line of anti-itch products.
Life Wear Technologies, LLC was established in 1974 as one of the original manufacturers of Sports Medicine products. After gaining notoriety as a leading innovator in the sporting goods arena, the company shifted its focus to the rapidly growing first aid and pharmacy market. In addition to the health supports, Life Wear Technologies began manufacturing elastic bandages, athletic tape and eventually hot & cold therapy products to become the first one-source solution for private label Sports Medicine products. Today, Life Wear Technologies is a leading supplier of both private label and branded Sports Medicine products sold in chain drug, food and mass merchant retailers.