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|Hanger's Kevin Carroll and Dan Strzempka to receive 2012 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award|
New York, N.Y., April 3, 2012 – Announced today by The Tribeca Film Festival, in association with renowned Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen and the Disruptor Foundation, the third annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards will honor Hanger Clinic’s Vice President of Prosthetics Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP, and Area Clinic Manager Dan Strzempka, CPO for their innovative prosthetic work with Winter, the amputee dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
Recognized across many fields for dramatically changing the world we live in through innovation, the venerable and diverse list of 2012 honorees includes Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter and Square; John Wood, founder of Room to Read; pop superstar Justin Bieber and manager Scooter Braun; founder of Def Jam Records producer Rick Rubin; and oncologist Steven A. Curley for his advances in cancer treatments.
Hosted by the NYU Stern School of Business, the 2012 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards will be hosted on April 27. For more information, visit the official announcement here:
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About Hanger – Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (NYSE: HGR), headquartered in Austin, Texas, is the world's premier provider for services and products that enhance human physical capability. Founded in 1861 by James Edward Hanger, the first amputee of the Civil War, Hanger provides orthotic and prosthetic patient care services, distributes O&P devices and components, and provides therapeutic solutions to the broader post-acute market. After a six-month celebration of its 150th anniversary, on February 1, 2012 Hanger unveiled a comprehensive new brand identity to position the company for the future. Subject to shareholder approval at the Company’s annual shareholder meeting in May 2012, the new brand includes renaming the parent company from Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. to “Hanger, Inc.”, and referring to the patient care business as “Hanger Clinic” (formerly Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics). For more information on Hanger, visit www.hanger.com.
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Jennifer Bittner, Hanger Orthopedic Group
Krisita Burket, Hanger Orthopedic Group