JOBST History

Learn how Conrad and Carolyn Jobst helped turn the treatment of a debilitating disease into the gold standard of Chronic Venous Insufficiency management.

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Conrad JobstConrad Jobst founded JOBST in 1950 in Toledo, Ohio. Born in Germany, Conrad was both a mechanical engineer and inventor. A sufferer of debilitating CVI, he applied his varied expertise and personal experience to the development of gradient compression garments. About the same time VARITEX - the predecessor of JOBST® in Europe – was established in Germany and began cooperating with professionals in phlebology and lymphology.

After Conrad's death in 1957, his wife, Carolyn Jobst, successfully grew the business. Under her leadership, Jobst expanded the product lines to include Ready-to-Wear vascular garments, consumer support stockings, plastic and reconstructive surgery garments, and anti-embolism stockings. Sales extended to virtually every continent as the JOBST® reputation for quality grew. 

The JOBST Tradition

Today, we continue the vision that Conrad Jobst began, helping relieve pain caused by venous diseases and lymphedema, and improving the quality of life through the wearing of JOBST gradient compression garments.. If you want to learn more about the compression garments we offer, please call us at 800-537-1063 or view our product catalog.