Accomplishments

  • Shepard Medical founded in 1987
  • Received FDA approval to market Farmaceutici Damor products in U.S.A.
  • Developed Lymphedema retention garments for compression therapy
  • First patent application in 1990 for cryogenic intermittent compression therapy device for sports injury treatment, selling to Chicago Bears and Black Hawks
  • Patent issued December 22, 1992
  • Created Equine Polar Bear for foundered horses. German and U.S. Olympic teams utilized Polar Bears.
  • Developed Eagle Gloves brand
  • Expanded High Risk medical examination glove product line for first responders
  • Started private labeling glove products in 1996
  • Created Pet Peeves glove product line for pet care
  • CareMates brand was developed
  • Expanded CareMates infection protection product line, adding masks, wipes, gels, hand soap and developed Infection Protection Kit
  • Developed prioprietary product, Vytrile, a synthetic glove that was 3 times stronger than a vinyl glove and yielded zero viral penetration and zero alcohol permeation in 2003
  • Shepard Medical founder, Chris Wright, interviewed by Alexander Haig on “World Business Review” television show
  • Developed the Cinch It rubber band brand in U.S.
  • In 2006, developed an Infection Protection blog site to keep front line professionals informed on developing illnesses like H1N1 flu
  • Developed a Continuing Education Infection Protection course with Flynn School of Pharmacy in Ohio
  • Expanded product offerings and  private labeling for major pharmacy companies
  • Became Importer of Record through formulation of Eagle Trading division for Enesco
  • Sourced Christmas trees for Enesco and provided global distribution to several countries, producing over 10,000 trees over the course of 3 years
  • Additional Enesco sourcing for gift bags
  • Developed packaging for Ashton Drake Group for high-end dolls and Christmas ornaments lessening damage to products
  • New brand, UltiMates, developed and introduced with high risk products, NFPA approved
  • WorkMates brand developed and introduced in 2013