The Team

Charlton H. Williams

Chief Executive Officer
and Chairman of the Board of Directors

 Charlton is the founder of the company, with extensive experience in  textile composite engineering and ergonomics. Charlton has spent over 40  years in the textile industry serving in various roles, including  marketing manager, vice president of sales and marketing, corporate  development, and product development for various companies before  becoming a successful realtor in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.  Charlton is a graduate of Auburn University with a B.S. in Textile  Engineering and Marketing. Charlton studied asset management at Darden  Business school UVA and completed Strategic Planning management courses  at Harvard Business School. Charlton is the holder of several patents  for ergonomic exercise and bracing devices.

Major General (Retired) Clyde A. “Lou” Hennies


President and Member of the Board of Directors

Lou is the Founder and President of Hennies Group Inc., a Service  Disabled Veteran owned Small Business established in 1991 in Ozark, AL  specializing in defense and private sector leadership, management and  safety consulting services. His company has a 14 year record of  providing quality leadership, management and safety consulting services  to a wide variety of private and defense clients. He is also a founding  member of DemerX, a Pharmaceutical Research and Development company with  offices in Destin and Miami, Florida. Lou is a 41 year veteran of the  U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army and Army National Guard where he rose in ranks  from enlisted status to Major General. He has a degree in Political  Science from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, an MA in Journalism (with  Thesis) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an MS in Public  Administration from Shippensburg University-Pennsylvania. He is also a  graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, The Army War  College and Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.

Andrew B. Levy


Board Member of the Board of Directors


Andrew is a Managing Director of Catarata Ventures, and is the Chair  of Harrison Sale McCloy’s Business and Commercial Law Group.  Andrew  brings significant practical commercial experience and serves as legal  counsel for a number of businesses that operate within the Florida  Panhandle and nationwide. Andrew has extensive experience working with  and as a key member of companies in executing their business strategies.  Andrew’s legal experience covers mergers and acquisitions, private  placements, intellectual property licensing and other corporate  transactions. The Catarata Group is an affiliate of Dietrich Levy &  Company, LLC, which is a growth-capital firm based in Chicago, focused  on entrepreneurial and growth-stage investment opportunities across the  country.  Andrew received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management  at Northwestern University, his law degree from Cornell Law School, and  his B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


Chuck Thigpen, PhD, PT, ATC


Chuck Thigpen is a Clinical Research Scientist with Proaxis Therapy  and Consulting Assistant Professor with the Doctor of Physical Therapy  Division at Duke University. He is also an adjunct assistant professor  at the University of South Carolina Physical Therapy Program. He  completed his PhD in Human Movement Science from the University of North  Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2006. He has presented at the national and  international conferences, and teaches in both the academic and  continuing education arenas. He is currently leading several funded  studies including: “A Randomized Control Trial for Treatment of Shoulder  Impingement”, “Prospective Evaluation of Risk Factors in Adolescent  Baseball Players”, and “Adaptations to Pitching Over Time in  Professional Baseball Pitchers”. His primary research interest is  shoulder injury, rehabilitation and prevention. Chuck completed an M.S.  in Human Movement Science with a concentration in Sports Physical  Therapy from UNC in May of 2003. He earned his B.S. in Physical Therapy  from East Tennessee State University in 1997. Chuck is a NATABOC  certified athletic trainer and a member of the National Athletic  Trainer’s Association, as well as the American Physical Therapy  Association’s Sports Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Special Sections.  He is a member of the research committee for the APTA Sport’s Section.  He is currently serving as President for the American Society of  Shoulder and Elbow Therapists.

Tom Probst


Tom is currently the Senior Director, Medical Operations &  Special Projects for the Colorado Rockies. Tom was in fact named by the  Rockies as baseball’s very first Director of Medical Operations in 2004.  Tom oversees all medical personnel at both the major and minor league  levels. He has served on the Executive Board of the Professional  Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS). Tom has a degree in physical  education from Mankato State University (1981) and a B.S. in physical  therapy from Florida International University (1988).