Default company panoramic image


The first athletic-styled cooling vest proven to improve physical endurance when overheated due to activity or environment.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Lifestyle
  • Location Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2009
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Coolture designs, manufactures, and markets the first lifestyle cooling solution that improves physical endurance in those who are compromised when overheated due to environment or activity. Heat commonly debilitates the chronically ill, and is proven to compromise the athletic. Coolture introduces the first cooling vest made with high-tech and athletic fabrics, providing an improved cooling experience to both the capable and the compromised.


  • Default avatar
    Dr. Thomas P. Stewart
    President & CEO

    Dr. Stewart joined Coolture as founding President & CEO after a 30 year career in the global medical device industry. He is the former Pres & COO of Gaymar Industries, a global medical device company that he helped grow to $85M. After Stryker Corporation acquired Gaymar in 2010, Dr. Stewart became VP for Clinical Affairs. Dr. Stewart holds four patents for the therapeutic control of patient temperature, with one patent in process.

  • Default avatar
    Luanne DiBernardo
    COO & VP Marketing

    Luanne began her career in advertising at Chris-Craft Industries in Sarasota, FL. She later launched an ad agency that provided branding and advertising services to national brands. She was awarded a $250K grant for her screenplay, "Blowfish", which received several writing and film awards. She continued to work in fiction and freelance copywriting until founding Coolture in 2010.

  • Default avatar
    Van DiBernardo
    VP Design

    Van designed shoes for DKNY until the side effects of Multiple Sclerosis curtailed his design career in 2000. After his return to Buffalo, Van started a monthly support group for people with chronic illness; a group he has moderated for 13 years. Van designed the Coolture cooling vest when he could find no comfortable cooling solution to prevent his side effects from becoming debilitated when overheated from physical therapy or weather.


  • Default avatar
    Diane J. McMahon, Esq.
    Default avatar
    Gregory Collesano, CPA, CFE