Prevent - Protect - Perform
At Protekt Motion our mission is to greatly reduce ankle injuries by number, severity, and recovery time. Our approach is drawn from sports medicine pioneers and opinion leaders that provide far better solutions than current standards. We'll continue to elevate the science of ankle protection and rapid recovery with proven methods, products, information and service to our customers.
Whatever motion your life brings, Protekt Motion has a solution that is right for you.
Tony Ritchie | CEO & Founder
Improving performance of products and sales teams are the cornerstones of Tony’s four decades of success in medical devices. Educating and directing sales teams of market leader’s and doing the heavy lifting for early stage start-up companies are core to his experience. A passion for injury prevention and rapid recovery care solutions grew out of his early coaching experience and an injury filled youth.
Mentored by pioneers in multiple medical specialties, Tony’s vision for simple solutions to common conditions of an active life and aging paired with experience in launching disruptive technologies and proctoring surgical procedures brings unique character to his experience. Tony holds Degrees in Health Science and Education from the University of Missouri. He’s completed extensive graduate studies in Exercise Science and numerous professional courses in technical medical products/devices, leadership and sales training.
Lucien J Tujague Jr. | Board Chairman & Co-Founder
Lucien’s business experience includes extensive oil and gas acquisitions, operations, facility construction, property title and right-of-way acquisition and management. He’s made numerous commercial business acquisitions and has extensive experience in debt and equity financings. A New Orleans native, he holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from LSU, where he excelled as a student and baseball player.
Eric McCarty, MD | Medical Advisory Board Chairman
Eric McCarty, M.D., Chief of Sports Medicine and Head Team Physician at the University of Colorado, is a board-certified Orthopedic surgeon and a fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist. His passion for treating athletes and active individuals stems from his playing days as a linebacker at CU where he earned All-conference honors on the field and Academic All-American honors in the classroom.
In addition to his duties as head team physician for CU, The Colorado Avalanche and the University of Denver, Dr. McCarty’s practice involves the care of recreational and highly competitive athletes from the community. He is also active in the development of new techniques of repairing damaged tissues and improving preventative injury devices for athletes of all ages.
advisory board members
Head Volleyball Coach
University of Arizona
Doug West, PhD, ATC
Head Team Athletic Trainer
University of Iowa
Gina Pongetti, PT
Physical Therapist - Editorial Director
Olympic Gymnastics Coach
Emily Johnson, MSM, ATC
Asst. Director of Medical Services
University of Arizona Volleyball
NFL Football Official (retired)
Athletic Supply Company Owner
Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Pittsburgh State University
Entrepreneur & Agent
College Basketball Coach
Live Sports Color Analyst