Fillauer Companies, Chattanooga, Tennessee, announced that Michael Fillauer, CPO/L, has been named CEO. B. Kenneth (Ken) Driver, the former CEO, will continue to serve on the board of directors as the executive vice chairman. Dennis Williams, CO, BOCO, continues as president and COO.
Prior to being named CEO, Fillauer was president of Fillauer LLC, the company’s manufacturing, central fabrication, and customer service division. He began his career as a certified prosthetist/orthotist and an upper-limb prosthetic specialist in Knoxville, Tennessee. He joined the Fillauer board of directors in 1993 and became president of Fillauer LLC in 2007. Fillauer will continue to provide support to the company’s clinical and education teams.
Fillauer is the fourth generation to lead the company, following in the footsteps of his father, Karl Fillauer, CPO/L, FAAOP, and current chairman of the board; grandfather, Carlton Fillauer, CPO, FAAOP; great uncle, George Jr.; and great-grandfather and founder, George Fillauer Sr.
Sheri Hassler has been promoted to president of Fillauer LLC. She began her career at Fillauer in 1995 and served as the director of operations for the past nine years.