Gregory John Francisco, BSCO

In 1990, Greg founded Northland Regional Orthotic and Prosthetic Center based in Duluth MN.  He expanded by adding offices in Hibbing MN and Wyzeta MN.  In order to meet more individual's orthotic and prosthetic needs, outreach clinics were also held in a three state area.

Together, Greg and his staff were the first to initiate the fabrication and fitting of SMO’s in the Northwest Wisconsin and Northeastern Minnesota areas.  Soon Northland Regional became a hub for many cities in both Wisconsin and Minnesota for pediatric bracing involving SMO’S and other related appliances.

 
In September of 1996, Northland Regional was sold to a large medical conglomerate and Greg managed the facility for 5 years.  He then left to work in the Wisconsin area in 2002 as the founder/owner/CEO of Northern Orthotic and Prosthetic Center.  Continued efforts led to growth in the Wisconsin areas including Ashland, Hayward, Hurley, Eagle River, Washburn, Minocqua, and Woodruff.  

In 2004 Greg expanded his operations in Duluth, hiring many past employees and also joined with Thomas Halvorson as co-owner.  Tom has expanded the prosthetic program in both Wisconsin and Minnesota since 2004. Wisconsin has been a real growth area and well as Minnesota and continues to be a focus area of NOPC.

Tom
has brought prosthetic technology into the business, adding his experiences with mountain climbers and the general population.