I want to start with one important question, when do we feel happy? Most people will agree that we are happy when we can do something to help people around us. Sometimes happiness comes doing little things, happiness is contagious, and I believe that if you make people happy, those same happy people will make you happy.
Some years back, I worked for a well known wheelchair manufacturer that was established in USA, but not in Europe. I helped them to find partners in Europe and through that experience, I learned about wheelchairs and wheelchair users. I felt happy in this new business, because I felt that my work was helping people.
Slowly, I started to make my own products. Most of my best products came at the request of customers. I was asked to make better gloves, so I did. We were making covers for the back wheels of wheelchairs and I was asked to make covers for the front wheels too. So I invented a cover for the front wheels, and recently received a patent for it. And most recently, I was asked to make a product to help keep wheelchair users dry in the rain and this is what I am doing now. In addition to all of the products serving a purpose, all of the products were focused on design, colors, fun. I did not want to do boring medical products. I wanted to make products that also had style.
Who am I?, I am Dr. Gene Emmer. Why am I a doctor? Because I earned a doctorate degree in physiology at SUNY Buffalo. Then I was off to Cambridge to get a Master’s degree in Business Management in Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan Business School (yeah, lots of school). Although I am an American, I worked for years in Europe and am still here today. In 2009 I founded the company which is today known as RehaDesign.
The mission of the company is “ We don’t provide products, we help people make their lives a little bit easier“ whether it is making it easier to keep their house clean or helping them to keep dry in the rain.
Our mission is shared by a lot of consumers this is the reason why today our products are used round the world.
Do you want help us to spread our mission all around the world? You can join our team as:
* Dealer: We are always interested in finding new dealers. Ask your mobility equipment dealer if they carry RehaDesign Wheelchair Accessories. If not, ask them to contact us.
* Distributor: If you own a business selling quality mobility products and are interested in distributing RehaDesign Wheelchair Accessories you are welcome to contact us.
* Tester or opinion maker: We love to hear from our customers. If you have a comment or want to suggest a new product, write to me on my private email address (EugeneEmmer „AT“ Gmail „DOT“ com). We are always glad to hear from our customers. If you have any problems, ideas, or questions, send us an email. You will get a personal response, generally in a few hours, but rarely in longer than a day.