The Team

Phillip Summers, MBA

Chief of Business Development

Working closely with Eric, Phillip is responsible for developing beneficial relationships with vendors, hospital systems, and our customers. With his experience in the healthcare industry, Phillip also serves BISHOP in the areas of insurance, compliance, and Human Resources. Phillip spent ten years as a Louisiana educator in both the public and private space before moving into medical administration. Phillip holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Louisiana State University as well as a Master of Business Administration from Centenary College of Louisiana.

Eric M Rippetoe, PT, DPT

CEO, Founder

As BISHOP's CEO, Eric Rippetoe oversees all aspects of product development. Before founding BISHOP, Eric practiced physical therapy in both the outpatient and home health settings. In Fall 2018, he began combining his skills in 3D printing/design with his knowledge of biomechanics and injury mechanisms to develop the BISHOP custom knee brace, the world's first 3D-printed knee support device intended for reducing knee instability. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA.