Innovators 1993 Inc. is a family owned and operated business.
We started off in 1993 with one product that we designed and believed in. Now we offer a full range of wheelchair accessories. Demand for our products has grown at such a rapid and steady pace that Innovators was the first company in 17 years to pay back it’s start-up loan from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.
Great things are made by great people and we have some of the best. With their talents in the areas of sewing, upholstering and custom work, our staff provides our clients with the best wheelchair accessories available to accommodate your client’s specific needs.
Carol White a former nurse founded Innovators 1993 Inc. Carol was running a wheelchair sales and service business where she came up with an idea for a wheelchair back that would greatly benefit clients with curvature of the spine (kyphosis) and thus the K-Special back was born. Patents were secured and her new product went into clinical trials with occupational and physical therapists across Canada. The huge demand for this product inspired Carol to apply her talents to the design of more custom wheelchair products and now even though she has retired from the business, Carol is still involved in the design of new products. Thanks to Carol’s imagination and perserverance, the daily lives of clients all over North America have been improved and enriched.
Gordon White took over the day-to-day management of Innovators in 2000 and is now the Owner / CEO. Despite his many business duties, Gordon still likes to work in the shop now and then applying his creative side to hand crafting custom one-off orders. This keeps him in touch with every aspect of the business.
In the beginning of 2005, Gordon handed the General Management duties over to Debbie Higgins which freed him up to open new areas of opportunity and expansion.
Debbie Higgins since starting with Innovators in 2002, Debbie has become the face of Innovators and the voice on the phone to our customers. Now the General Manager, she excels at keeping the product moving and in consistently providing great customer service. Debbie also heads up our accounting department.