Team Wendy® was founded in 1997 by Cleveland-based entrepreneur Dan T. Moore as a memorial to his daughter, Wendy, who passed away from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) following a snow skiing accident. The company initially focused on manufacturing and selling ski helmets before transitioning to designing and developing products for the military, law enforcement and search and rescue communities. Team Wendy's mission is to research, develop, design and deliver the most innovative, protective and impact-mitigating products and technologies on the market today as well as research the causes and prevention of TBI. Wendy's name lives on today in the protective products and gear used by thousands worldwide, including the men and women of the United States Military.
Since the company’s founding, Team Wendy has been largely focused on developing leading-edge products that serve to protect against serious and potentially life-threatening impact related injuries. Most notably, through its long-standing partnership with the U.S. Military and the National Industries for the Blind (NIB), Team Wendy has supplied our men and women in uniform with more than six million Zorbium® Action Pad (ZAP™) helmet pad systems since 2005. In 2012, the company launched the EXFIL® helmet platform, marking Team Wendy’s return to the production of complete helmet systems.
Team Wendy actively collaborates with world-class universities and organizations to better understand the causes behind TBI and to develop products that focus on addressing what actually occurs during impact. Leveraging our efforts to improve protection for soldiers, our current research and development initiatives also shed light on how concussion and mTBI can be addressed in sports and other areas.
Team Wendy products are manufactured in Cleveland, Ohio. Our state-of-the-art testing, engineering and chemistry labs, as well as our 62,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, allow us constant, hands-on access to our products and materials. We employ a diverse staff of highly trained professionals who are all vital to our day-to-day operations.