Team Wendy, Inc.
A 2020 PJ Rodeo Platinum Medallion Sponsor
Team Wendy is a family-owned company dedicated to providing exceptional head protection systems for those who risk their lives every day.
Thoughtfully designed from the inside out, Team Wendy helmet systems ensure an optimal combination of comfort and protection that allows the wearer to focus not on their helmet, but on the mission at hand.
Founded in 1997, the Cleveland-based company places a strong focus on the prevention of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in honor of the company’s namesake Wendy Moore, who died tragically from a TBI following a ski accident.
Steadfast in their dedication to the pursuit of improving head protection research, design and development, Team Wendy brings more choice, better technology and reliable customer service to military, law enforcement, and search and rescue operators worldwide.
It is increasingly clear that concussion or mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) can lead to significant, life-long impairment affecting an individual’s ability to function physically, cognitively, and psychologically.
The number of injuries occurring is astonishing – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1.7 million people sustain a TBI annually in the United States, 75 percent of which are concussions or other forms of mTBI.
Team Wendy manufactures an array of open-cell polyurethane foams designed specifically for impact mitigation and energy absorption. Custom formulated by Team Wendy engineers and chemists, each material can be developed in a wide range of stiffness and density with varying viscoelastic material properties.
In addition to our patented foam technologies, we have explored the capabilities of molded geometric structures to mitigate impact forces and manage acceleration by bending and buckling under compression – effectively acting like the crumple zone in a vehicle. This newly patented approach allows the impact response to be fine-tuned through both part geometry and material selection, providing unique stress-strain responses not achievable with traditional, uniform structure foams.