Leadership Team

Anthony J. Filippis

Title: CEO
Wright & Filippis President Anthony J. Filippis began his long career with Wright & Filippis in 1968 as an orthotic and prosthetic technician. The son of company co-founder Anthony Filippis Sr., A.J. served as vice president from 1981-1997, and in 1997 he succeeded his older brother — the late Gene Filippis — as president of the company.

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Steve Filippis

Titles: President
Steven M. Filippis grew up in the family business sweeping floors and making wooden legs with his grandfather, Tony Filippis, Sr., the founder of Wright & Filippis. Steve’s first management position was at the Detroit office, which he ran for 10 years before being promoted to director of facility operations. In 1988, he opened his first office in Toledo, OH. During the next decade, Steve spent most of his time hiring new staff, opening new locations and moving existing locations to larger offices to accommodate Wright & Filippis’ steady growth.

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Kurt E. Schlau, C.P.

Titles: Corporate Clinical Services Director, Prosthetics
American Board Certified Prosthetist
Ohio Licensed Certified Prosthetist
Member of the American Orthotic Prosthetic Association

As the director of prosthetics for Wright & Filippis, Kurt is an American board certified and Ohio licensed prosthetist with nearly 35 years of experience in the Prosthetic profession.

Kurt is a member of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics, and the Michigan Orthotic and Prosthetic Association. He is also an active participant with the Ossur, Willow Wood and Freedom Innovations Advisory Board and Children’s Special Health Care Services Stakeholders Group.

Kurt graduated with a bachelor of science degree in sports medicine from Central Michigan University and went on to complete the Northwestern University Prosthetic program.

Dale Ferguson, C.O.

Titles: Corporate Clinical Services Director, Orthotics
I am an ABC Certified Orthotist and have over 30 years’ experience with Wright & Filippis, including eight years working at the Detroit Medical Central Trauma Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Michigan working closely with pediatrics. In addition I have previously managed Wright & Filippis’ Central Fabrication for both Prosthetics and Orthotics before taking on my new role as Corporate Clinical Services Director of Orthotics.