Freedom Innovations’ Board Names David A. Smith Chairman & CEO – Maynard Carkhuff Named Vice Chairman

IRVINE, Calif.--()--Freedom Innovations today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed David A. Smith as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. Maynard Carkhuff will assume the role of Vice Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer as well as chair the Board’s Technology and Product Portfolio Committee.

“This is the perfect time for David Smith to become Freedom Innovations’ next Chairman & Chief Executive Officer”

Senior healthcare executive David A. Smith will join the Freedom team as Chairman and CEO. Smith most recently served as Partner of Health Evolution Partners (“HEP”). Before HEP, Smith was Chairman and CEO of PSS World Medical, Inc. (PSSI: Nasdaq).

Smith stated: “Freedom is a strong and meaningful brand that represents quality of life and freedom to over 25,000 patients each year. We have a robust pipeline of new and existing products supported by a high caliber, passionate and motivated team. I am honored and excited to join the Freedom Team.”

“This is the perfect time for David Smith to become Freedom Innovations’ next Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,” said Carkhuff. “David is unique in his ability to translate vision and strategy into world-class execution, bringing teams together and driving results. He embodies Freedom’s values and has an incredible ability to inspire, energize, and connect with employees, partners and customers. David’s vision, strategy and execution track record are exactly what Freedom needs as we enter our next chapter, which I am confident will be even more impactful and exciting than our last. I am honored to have led this great company since its early stages and excited to continue contributing to our growth by focusing on industry relations, engaging more closely with our channel partners and ensuring our product portfolio is aligned with our strategic growth objectives.”

Freedom Innovations, LLC ( designs, manufactures, and markets advanced technology lower extremity prosthetic devices that provide people with physical challenges the ability to reach their full potential. Based in Irvine, CA, Freedom’s lower extremity prosthetics are distributed throughout the world.

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Release Summary

David A. Smith is the new Chairman and CEO of Freedom Innovations.

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