Fred Sammons, PhD (Hon.), OT, FAOTA, isknown for the adaptive devices he created and distributed and the eponymous company he developed. In 1960, Sammons joined the staff of the amputee clinic at Northwestern University, where he began to design and build devices to assist individuals with disabilities in their everyday activities. Sammons-Preston started as a mail order business in 1958 and is now a multimillion-dollar national business. Sammons continues to give to the profession through grants, scholarships, and donations that support research, education, and clinical programs.