An IPA Monthly Newsletter

June | 2020

Thank you for demonstrating our Core Values!

Thank you Jarred Christian for exhibiting our core values: Integrity, Customer Centricity, Unity and a Winning Spirit! You will win one extra vacation day as well as a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Sugar Beach in St. Lucia February 7th – 11th! Keep up the great work!


What are people saying?

Over the last year, he has made significant improvements in his department and processes that allowed him to fully and effectively engage during this time when we needed him to shine.

[he] has been instrumental in the success of meeting the demands of new orders amid the COVID-19 crisis.

On a daily basis, he takes time to teach everyone about our Kanban system.

may thao

Who is May Thao?

"With all the craziness going on, it's good to know that we're essential.", says IPA assembler May Thao. May started with IPA in July of 2016. As an assembler, May plays a vital part of the manufacturing process ensuring all parts and machines are in proper working order and meet the quality standards of IPA. Her eye for detail and aptitude for mechanics makes her an essential part of the production of the IPA product suite.

News Nuggets

Check out the latest news and headlines about our company

Human Resources

Financial Fitness Month

Financial health in the workplace is a topic that increasingly appears on employers’ agendas. With 54% of workers being stressed about their finances and 72% worrying about their personal finances while at work, it is not hard to see why and as an employer, IPA is paying attention.  

IPA wants to provide opportunities that help employees improve their financial lives, too. During the month of June, Human Resources will host a series of webinars on Financial Freedom Fridays!

More details to come!

Human Resources

Get your game on this summer!

Use this summer to polish up your skills or even learn some new ones. LinkedIn Learning has courses to help you up your game. Here are a few to get you started –

Human Resources

In case you missed it..

Mindfulness May was a huge success! We hope you enjoyed the resources provided during wellness Wednesday's. Our capstone webinar hosted by LifeCycles owner, Gail Miniutti Parson, provided excellent insight on mindfulness. 

The webinar covered the principles, benefits and practices  of mindfulness. In case you missed it, click here to download the presentation. 

...and don't forget, June is Financial Fitness month!


Thank you to the alEx 2.0 task force! This group has been integral in the progression of alEx and preparing for the alEx 2.0 commercial launch.

Joel Masis | Sr. Engineering Technician


Senior Engineering Technician, Joel Masis, installed two beta units at Grady Memorial Hospital. He was involved with building and testing the first 5 machines and has worked closely with FEMA electronics to design the new custom 10.1" touchscreen display. Joel built the custom wire harness for the alEx powertrain and has performed R&D for WiFi networking.

Steve Blomberg | Director of Product Development 


Steve Blomberg has served as the Liaison between sales/marketing and the engineering departments. He works closely with the engineering department to help define the product vision and deliver a winning solution by bridging the needs of the customer to the capabilities of the solution. His wealth of knowledge has been instrumental in the development of new training and sales collateral.

Kyle Joiner | Senior Mechanical Engineer

Twenty-six year engineer veteran, Kyle Joiner, designed our first Automated Linen Exchange System launched in 2008. One notable feature of the original design has been reintroduced in alEx 2.0-- the automated vertical door. He designed the new unit to have a smaller footprint without compromising inventory capacity, while reducing the number of parts required to build the unit offering a much more robust solution at an attractive price. 

Allen Worral | Linen Utilization Consultant Mgr

"Linen Nerd," Allen Worral has served as the organizer of the sales team alEx 2.0 Task Force. He leads strategy meetings to discuss sales training roll out. The Task Force team includes: Lauren Fender, Amanda Dunavant, Susan Roche, Todd Davis, Adriene Bowen, Bob Salmons, Steve Blomberg, and Deon Smith. The team has worked diligently to create new training materials and customer-facing collateral. 


Forest Leffew at beta site, Grady Memorial Hospital, in Atlanta, GA. 



Beth Farrens

8 yrs

Justin Webb

5 yrs

Mo Xiong

4 yrs

Calvin Fang

4 yrs

Adam Lee

4 yrs

Kim Khang

2 yrs

You make the workplace FUN! 

♥ 102


Thank you to IPA's Essential Workers!

IPA's production team has worked overtime to help meet the demands of orders due to COVID-19. From building machines, to ordering parts, to shipping, this team puts the "WIN" in "WINNING SPIRIT"!
Thank you for your hard work!

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Susan Roche

$1.4M - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Liz Wercinski

$384K - VA Malcom Randall

From your friends at IPA, we would all just like to say

Happy Birthday!

Jerry Fronzaglio


Todd Davis


Andre LeSure


Ben Xagas


Ralph Thompson


Nicole Gilpin


Zeng Khang


Elvis Marte


Have a wonderful Happy Birthday

and many more to come!



John Smith

Vice President of Sales

Reporting to: Stephen Lee

April Hayward

Customer Service Representative 

Reporting to: Bridgette McNeal

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