Otto Bock HealthCare Canada has been selected to receive the prestigious
Corporate Award from the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons
(CFPDP). The award will be presented in Toronto on Feb. 12, 2011, at the Great
Valentine Gala, an event that provides an enduring tribute to the achievements
and aspirations of Canadians with disabilities.
“Otto Bock HealthCare has been an international leader in
rehabilitation technology for more than 90 years, with an extensive line of
products including prosthetics, orthotics, mobility devices such as
wheelchairs, and neuroimplants. Otto Bock HealthCare’s corporate vision to
restore and maintain human independence has helped millions of people with
disabilities to achieve a life of greater opportunity,” the CFPDP stated
in a press release.
“It is a great honor to receive the recognition the Corporate Award
brings. There’s a very real sense that our work has value and importance
for others, and employees at Otto Bock share this vision. Our employees come to
work knowing we will provide products that make a difference in people’s
lives. It might be a foot for someone in Calgary or a hand for someone in St.
John’s, but you know somebody’s life is going to be significantly
enhanced,” Mark Agro, Otto Bock HealthCare Canada president and chief
executive officer, stated.
“We know the products we touch let people do things such as dance
at their daughter’s wedding or go fishing with their grandson.
‘Quality for Life’ isn’t an empty slogan to us, and we continue
to measure our success by how well we serve the people who ultimately use our
products. Otto Bock’s clear focus on our customers’ ambitions
motivates every one of our employees,” Bert Harman, president and chief
executive officer for Otto Bock North America, stated.