July 12, 2011
Contact: Lisa Watkins
Phone: 800.553-3445 ext, 106
WILLOWWOOD ADDS NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER
In its continuation of expanding product support resources for clinicians, WillowWood has hired Wayne Fichtel, CP, as its national account manager.
For the past two years WillowWood has successfully conducted a product education program at clinical facilities throughout the United States. The company’s product specialists interact directly with clinicians through personal visits, product demonstrations, educational presentations at state and national conferences, and teaching at WillowWood’s education center. The positive customer response to this program has prompted the company to create an additional clinical account position.
Fichtel will visit patient care facilities nationwide and educate personnel on the latest WillowWood traditional products and fabrication techniques. In addition to facility visits, Fichtel will also conduct educational workshops and webinars focusing on elevated vacuum suspension, as well as provide clinical and technical support for clinicians.
In the orthotic and prosthetic industry since 1988, Fichtel completed his prosthetic education at Northwestern, and a clinical residency at The Cleveland Clinic. After several years in the private practice setting he made the jump to the manufacturer realm in 2004 representing WillowWood initially in the southeast and then nationwide supporting the company's OMEGA® Tracer® CAD efforts. Fichtel returned to full-time patient care in 2009.