Becker Orthopedic, Troy, Michigan, has appointed Nicholas LeCursi, CO, as chief technology officer (CTO). In this role, LeCursi will lead research and technological development. He continues to serve as director of research and development, responsible for directing product development, engineering design, and manufacturing integration of new products.
LeCursi earned his orthotics certificate from Northwestern University Prosthetic-Orthotic Center and holds degrees in physics and mechanical engineering from Kent State University. He is a named inventor on several patents, an author, and a lecturer in the classroom and on the national and international podium. He brings more than 30 years of combined experience in orthotics and engineering design. The breadth of his experience encompasses clinical care; orthotic product development; the development of clinical methodologies; and the design of scientific research instrumentation, research methodologies, and educational materials for fields ranging from neurophysiology, rheological analysis, and surface physics to biomechanics and orthotics.
LeCursi came to Becker from the University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was a senior orthotist, and orthotics instructor/clinical director of the Eastern Michigan University (EMU) O&P program. He currently serves as a member of the advisory board for the EMU O&P program and the Baker College O&P technician program and is a member of the HOPE Careers Consortium steering committee.