Ronkonkoma, NY – June 18, 2014 – Orthotic Holdings, Inc. (OHI), the leading manufacturer in North America of custom, lower extremity orthotic devices and related products, today announced the acquisition of Australian Orthotic Group (AOG), an orthotic distributorship serving the Australian and New Zealand markets. AOG is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
AOG founder Paul Linton has joined the OHI senior management team as Vice President, International Sales.
Mr. Linton, former North America Sales Manager for OHI’s The Orthotic Group brand, founded AOG in 2003. For more than a decade, AOG has been the exclusive distributor of TOG’s industry-leading GaitScan diagnostic and digital casting scanner as well as TOG’s complete suite of products.
Said Mr. Linton, “By leveraging OHI’s extensive cross-brand product offerings, AOG is better positioned than ever to service our existing client base while exploring new opportunities that would have been impossible without OHI. We have the freedom and leverage now to establish ourselves as the leader in custom lower extremity products across all of Australasia.”
Added OHI President and COO Jason Kraus, “As OHI continues to expand its global reach, AOG represents a powerful springboard into a market of rising significance and growth potential. Paul Linton has done an incredible job of laying the groundwork for expansion and I’m thrilled to have him leading our international sales efforts.”
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 Arizona AFO, Australian Orthotic Group, 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