2017 USA Hockey Annual Award Winners Unveiled

USA Hockey

May 23, 2017

USA Hockey will host its 2017 Annual Congress from June 7-10 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Honorees for The President’s Awards Dinner on June 9 include Excellence in Safety Award recipient [and Adjunct Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth] Dr. Rick Greenwald (Norwich, Vt).

Rick Greenwald

An entrepreneur and biomedical engineer, Dr. Rick Greenwald has served as vice president of the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC) since 2007, and is an active participant in creating national and international standards related to ice hockey via both ASTM and ISO committees.

Greenwald is also the co-founder and president of Simbex and Co-Founder of iWalk (now BionX), as well as the co-founder and executive director of the non-profit National Institute for Sports Science and Safety, and an adjunct professor at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. His research interests include biomechanics, injury prevention, sports equipment, product development, and technology commercialization.

Greenwald is co-director of the NIH-funded Center for Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT), a national rehabilitation infrastructure resource, and co-director of the FDA funded New England Pediatric Device Consortium (NEPDC).

In 2000, he founded Simbex, and has long been active in the development of biofeedback and data acquisition products for the medical and rehabilitation industries. Dr. Greenwald and Simbex have received numerous research and development awards, including ones from NIH, NSF, and the Department of Defense, for product development through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

He received his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at Duke University, his master’s degree from Dartmouth in biomedical engineering, and a PhD from the University of Utah in bioengineering.

Greenwald lives in Norwich, Vermont, with his wife Ann. They have two sons, Evan and Max.

The Excellence in Safety Award, sponsored by K&K, recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to make hockey a safer game for all participants.

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