A veteran entrepreneur, Bert’s main career focus has been bringing strategic advantages to industries in need of innovation. As a result of his unique vision, Bert has been able to penetrate niche markets with improved processes and products that increase efficiency, reduce costs and save energy. Bert holds multiple patents for fabrics that have added unparalleled benefits to a variety of industries. Each company he has owned has successfully achieved majority market share.
Most recently, in addition to the fabric used for Medical Grade Scrubs, Bert discovered and received a patent on a fabric that acts as a germicidal protective barrier and a second patent on an incontinent pad utilizing this fabric. Bert has a third patent pending on the process and reaction generated when nanowashing these fabrics.
Bert created Medical Grade Innovations to demonstrate how implementing better standards and systems for garments, textiles and the people wearing and using them, can improve positive outcomes within healthcare.
As Science Adviser and Infectious Control Consultant, Murray L. Cohen, PhD, MPH, CIH, develops methods of implementing protective technologies/strategies for both patients and health care workers. Dr. Cohen was instrumental in developing the Frontline Foundation’s Healthcare Workers Safety Conferences in the 1990’s to revitalize efforts in hospitals and alternative healthcare settings to prevent the transmission of bloodborne viruses, and subsequent defense strategies for use within health care environments. He also served as a Public Health Officer for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention where he was instrumental in the blood borne pathogen regulation implemented when it was discovered that AIDS was transmitted through blood borne pathogens.
Dr. Cohen has a U.S. patent for bioweapons decontamination (anthrax). His international work has included developing model legislation for healthcare worker safety and laboratory biosafety, regulations and training for prevention of transmission of HIV/HBV/HCV, and predictive epidemiology for emerging pathogens and public health preparedness. He has served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET), and is a frequent speaker on laboratory and hospital safety training at international biosafety association symposia. Dr. Cohen has testified before Congress regarding workplace safety for healthcare workers, has chaired numerous scientific panels and programs worldwide, and has appeared as a Fox News analyst regarding anthrax and ricin bioterrorism. His most recent technical publications focus on application of advanced methodologies for microbial risk assessment and hospital safety, and on international collaborations for biosafety research and training.
Howard T. Katz, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of MGI. His insight has been instrumental to developing MGI’s product line. Dr. Katz serves as Medical Director of Neurologic Rehabilitation Living Center in Covington, Louisiana, TASS Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, and Hammond Place in Hammond, Louisiana. He is also medical director of Southern Healthcare and Total 360 Rehabilitation in Mississippi. He is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and resident of Madison, Mississippi. Dr. Katz received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Katz is board certified in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Certified in the Subspecialty of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, and certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He enjoys membership with multiple professional associations, some of which include the American Medical Association, Brain Injury Association, American Academy of Home Care Physicians, and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Kenny Perry has over thirty years of experience in the manufacturing, laundry and textile industries. He heads all operations, financial management strategy and strategic goals for MGI. Kenny was instrumental in installing the first WellFocused System within a factory environment for Medical Grade Innovations.
Kenny is a founding member of the #1 food and beverage linen rental and processing plant in Mississippi, First Class Linen and led the launch of of the company when it opened its doors in 2003. He now manages over 160 employees at that facility and is instrumental in implementing the company’s organizational structure. Kenny is also President of an import company, which discovered a fabric for food and beverage industry that saves plants 50% in processing costs.
Previously, Kenny was Director of Operations for Jackson Industrial Uniform, where he designed and set-up a denim finishing plant. After five years of denim processing, Kenny was promoted to take over and supervise the operations of the uniform division.
Prior to joining Jackson Industrial Uniform, Kenny worked for The Lee Co./Vanity Fair for nine years. He participated in and eventually led all training relating to manufacturing and eventually grew to become the Plant Superintendent.