AOPA recognizes outstanding achievement

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WASHINGTON – The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association has named Thomas Watson as its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. Watson, along with his wife Barbara, owns Tom Watson’s Prosthetic & Orthotic Lab, with locations in Owensboro and Evansville, Ky. He is a past president of AOPA and has served on the association’s government relations committee. An above-knee amputee since his teens, Watson has long supported programs for people with physical disabilities and is affiliated with several organizations, including Veterans Affairs and the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center. AOPA will present Watson with the award at its National Assembly in Boston in September.