An IPA Monthly Newsletter

April | 2020

Thank you for demonstrating our Core Values!

Thank you Baltazar Alaffa, Ariel Gonzales, Quenten Lester, Elvis Marte, and Ralph Thompson 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!

Deon Smith Marketing Communications Associate

What are people saying?

  • Elvis and Ralph completed the installation of two urgent COVID-19 orders within 7 days

  • Ariel drove to and completed an installation in Canada

  • Quenten drove from Atlanta to New Orleans

Without hesitation each of these individuals went on to hospitals across the country and even internationally to provide our customers with our specialty uniform distribution solutions. Through these dedicated employees our mission at IPA is possible.

This group stepped up to ensure that our customers were able to get our equipment installed to help with the COVID-19 outbreak. They drove hundreds of miles, put themselves at some risk and did a great job!  As a result, IPA will deliver nearly $1MM more in March revenue due, in large part, to their efforts.

Barb Otto

Who is Barb Otto?

Distributor, Barb Otto, was first introduced to IPA in 2010. Barb, owner of HTI, is IPA's distributor for the eastern Canadian region. Five time quota club winner and Council of Excellence inductee, Barb has taken the Canadian market by storm installing over 350 scrub and linen dispensing machines at over 50 facilities including notable sites like Canopy Growth and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. 

News Nuggets

Check out the latest news and headlines about our company

Culture & Engagement

Mindfulness May

Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is crucial to live a higher quality life. Wellness matters because everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. In turn, our well-being directly affects our productivity. It is important for everyone to achieve optimal wellness in order to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness and ensure positive interactions.


More details to come.


Human Resources

Employee Assistance Program 

The impact on daily life caused by COVID-19 continues to affect all aspects of society, so the Work, Health, Life Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is here to help.  This program offers support, guidance, and resources that can help with counseling (virtual sessions are available), financial resources, parenting and eldercare, and coping with feelings of anxiety or worry.


Connect for 24/7 confidential support or to learn more:


Brand Style Guide

The key goal of brand guidelines is to ensure the use of all brand elements are consistent. 

Brand guidelines set the standards for using brand names, logos, typefaces and other design elements in advertisements, brochures, newsletters, packaging and online communications.

Stay tuned for updates regarding IPA's brand style guide.



Kyle Joiner

26 yrs

Ronda Zimmerman

14 yrs

Alex Cunnigham

8 yrs

Lauren Fender 

5 yrs

Todd Davis

4 yrs

Wang Khang

3 yrs

Jamie Kaplan

2 yrs

Liz Wercinski

2 yrs

Charlie Fernandez

2 yrs

Michael Hill

1 yr

Quenten Lester

1 yr

Stephen Lee

1 yr

You make the workplace FUN! 

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Jane Doe

$200,000 - ABC Medical Center

Jane Doe

$200,000 - ABC Medical Center

Jane Doe

$200,000 - ABC Medical Center

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

Happy Birthday!

Natina Bates 


Kenny Egede


Teng Xiong


Kia Yang


Beth Farrens


Janet Wareham


Collin Moore


Jeff Smith


Lisa Parker


Brett Cash


Shawn Tyson


Have a wonderful Happy Birthday

and many more to come!



Stephanie Muren

Linen Utilization Consultant

Reporting to: Allen Worral

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