First to serve since 1944

About Us

Wright & Filippis is one of the nation’s largest, family-owned providers of prosthetics, orthotics, and accessibility solutions. We are over 75 years strong, and now more than ever we are reminded of our ongoing commitment to improving the lives of our patients by helping them get back to their normal day.

Our Guiding Principles

Wright & Filippis builds personal and professional satisfaction within our associates upon the foundation of Equality, Trust, Mutual Respect & Teamwork.

We believe that continuous improvement and recognition of employee performance will yield a positive work environment and superior customer service. These values are integrated and celebrated throughout our organization.

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History of Wright & Filippis
1929

The History of Wright & Filippis

The story behind the company’s success can be traced to the determined spirit of a young boy’s frustrations and heartache that face many persons with disabilities. On April 29, 1929, Tony Filippis Sr. slipped and fell beneath the wheels of a moving train — his legs were later amputated below the knees. At a young age, Tony experienced the challenges and unique hardships facing people with disabilities and these experiences fueled his lifelong passion for assisting others.

History of Wright & Filippis
1944

The History of Wright & Filippis

During the depression, many companies were unwilling to hire a double amputee. With little hope of finding or keeping a job, Tony turned to Carl Wright, the prosthetist who made Tony’s artificial legs. Carl offered Tony a job as an apprentice at his small shop in Detroit. Ten years later, in 1944, the two men formed their own company — Wright & Filippis.

Carl Wright passed away in 1959, but Tony Filippis and the Filippis family continue to guide the company with a distinctive blend of old-fashioned values and cutting-edge solutions.

Delivering the very best care, every day. Improving lives since 1944.

Meet the Wright & Filippis Team

Anthony Filippis

Anthony J. Filippis

Chief Executive Officer
Steve Filippis

Steve Filippis

President
Kurt Schlau

Kurt E. Schlau, C.P.

Corporate Clinical Services
Director, Prosthetics
Dale Ferguson

Dale Ferguson, C.O.

Corporate Clinical Services
Director, Orthotics

Take a look at our Clinical and Executive Leadership. Combined they have over 150 years of experience in delivering the best in class Orthotic and Prosthetic care!

Meet Our Specialists
Wright & Filippis Organizations and Affiliations

Organizations & Affiliations

Filippis foundation

More than 30 years ago, we established the Filippis Foundation, a non-profit organization offering a number of services and programs that allow the disadvantaged and physically challenged the independence to see their dreams become a reality. Learn More >

Amputeam

The Amputee Support Services offers a unique support group that provides peer advisement by individuals in the community who have had amputations, which can be invaluable to a patient’s recovery. Learn More >