OrthoLite Expands Leadership Team, Focuses on Product Innovation

John Barrett promoted to COO, Evergreen Innovations appointed to
expand diversification and enhance product development

the leading provider of comfort and performance insoles, announces the
appointment of John Barrett as chief operating officer (COO) and
retaining of Skip Lei as director of product innovation. Barrett,
formerly general manager of Asia, will now oversee all Asian operations
and guide the fast-growing company. Lei, of Evergreen Innovations, will
develop new products for OrthoLite customers and support the product
needs of OrthoLite’s industry leading sales organization.

John Barrett was promoted to COO from his former position as general
manager of Asia, where his primary responsibilities were to oversee
organizational operations in the OrthoLite facilities and business
centers in Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Korea. As part of
his role, he helped maintain customer-supplier relationships in the
expanded Asia/SE Asia region, and analyzed and executed the company’s
strategic business initiatives throughout Asia. In his new role, Barrett
will be responsible for all Asian operations including manufacturing,
research and development, sustainability initiatives, product
development, human resources, finance and administration.

“OrthoLite continues to expand as the leading comfort insole brand while
strengthening relationships with partners across the globe,” said Glenn
Barrett, OrthoLite chief executive officer. “John has a deep
understanding of our company vision, and because of his proven track
record of success, we expect he will help the brand continue to advance
in the marketplace. We are excited to see his professional growth and
welcome him into his new position.”

To further the brand’s ongoing commitment to innovation and product
development, OrthoLite aligned with Evergreen Innovations, a product
creation and innovation organization responsible for multiple patents,
trademarks, branding solutions and strategic guidance. Skip Lei, owner
of Evergreen Innovations, has direct responsibility for diversification
of the OrthoLite brand. Lei will work across all departments within
OrthoLite and work closely with the sales organization and the Asian
product development team to bring new products to the marketplace and to
OrthoLite customers.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Skip to the OrthoLite team and I look forward
to working with him closely,” said John Barrett, OrthoLite COO. “He has
more than 30 years of footwear product and leadership experience with
Nike, Inc. and their affiliate brands Cole Haan, Converse, and Hurley.
We look forward to collaborating with Skip and Evergreen Innovations to
deliver exciting new products to our customers.”

Founded in 1997, OrthoLite’s mission is to provide high quality and
comfortable shoe insoles and support the unique structure of the foot.
The company’s foam technologies can be used in clothing, sporting
equipment, backpacks and furniture. OrthoLite is a global company with
sales offices in the United States, Vietnam, Asia and Europe as well as
manufacturing facilities in China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Korea.

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About OrthoLite:
OrthoLite, headquartered in Amherst, Mass.,
is the world’s leading supplier of open cell foam insoles found in more
than 200 million shoes each year, including ASICS, Clarks, New Balance,
Merrell, Nike, Puma, Vans and Timberland. OrthoLite combines
polyurethane and recycled rubber to provide superior cushioning, comfort
and breathability. OrthoLite insoles can now be purchased through a
partnership with Amazon. For every pair of insoles sold, OrthoLite will
donate $1 to the Level
Field Fund
, a grant-giving program that strives to bridge gaps in
funding to uniquely talented athletes to train and compete successfully.
To purchase insoles or for more information, please visit www.OrthoLite.com.


For OrthoLite
Elizabeth Monahan, 617-939-8386