In most cases, it is a product that makes a company great. And that's no different with the XTERN, however, sometimes, it's the team that makes the company great. And in the case of Turbomed Orthotics, it has the best, most capable team in the world. Our hands on, caring approach ensures that you get back to living your life the way you want to instead of the way you have to. Some of us being patients ourselves gives us the ability to ensure that you get exactly what you need!
Entrepreneur and businessman for nearly 30 years, Stéphane Savard became shareholder of, and started working in, the family business at the end of his studies in orthotics prosthetics. During the early years, he designed, manufactured, adjusted and repaired all orthotics available on the market, both in laboratory and in hospital. He thus worked in close collaboration with healthcare professionals to the satisfaction of customers requiring orthotics or technical aids.
In 2004, Stéphane became a majority shareholder and took over the presidency and management of the family business of Orthèses Prothèses Savard, known today as Savard Ortho Confort.
Under his presidency, the company is making significant changes that enable it to become the leader in its sector of activity.
In 2006, with an investment of $7 million, he realized one of his dreams by building the largest “all-in-one” centre for orthotics, prosthetics, and technical aids in North America.
- Revenue growth: from $10 M to $20 M.
- Number of employees: 80 to 150
- Number of branches: 2 to 7
In 2012, Stéphane entered the Beauce Entrepreneurship School in order to perfect his leadership skills. At the end of his career, he was awarded the Prix honorifique Marcel Dutil (Marcel Dutil Honorary Award), recognizing the most outstanding entrepreneur-athlete in the manner of Marcel Dutil.
In 2013, Stéphane sold Savard Ortho Confort to the Jean Coutu Group and will ensure the transition until the end of 2014.
Since January 2015, he works full-time for the TurboMed orthoses which he owns 100% with two members of his family.