EPI-HAB was started in 1958 by a group of business and medical professionals who volunteered their time and efforts to form a company “to provide employment opportunities for individuals with epilepsy.” EPI-HAB’s emphasis remains the same, focusing on the ability, not the disability.
Tony Barlow – PresidentTony moved from California to Arizona 27 years ago and has spent his career in leadership roles with several printing equipment manufacturers. His experience in team building, process improvement and customer service are bench mark in the industry.
As the father of an adult with disabilities, Tony brings a perspective of understanding, empathy and passion to help others achieve their potential, uniquely aligning with EPI-HAB’s mission. Leading by example and seeing the ability in others allows him to inspire, motivate and help people. His collaborative spirit, drive to succeed and ability to serve others is essential for the next chapter of EPI-HAB’s growth and evolution.
Jay Plummer – Director of Finance and OperationsWith over 30 years in manufacturing with in-depth and global experience in metals, plastics, and wood products, Jay’s experience and vision is key to our future growth.
Skilled in Supply Chain Management, Product Development, Inventory Management, Lean Manufacturing, Operations, and P&L management, Team building, and Team Management, his expertise in these areas are key to our ongoing expansion of service offerings.
Along the way, founded (along with Little Boss) a 501c3 similar to EPI-HAB and served as a board member.
Married to Laura "Little Boss" for 24 years, primarily as chief cook.
Employed by "Big Boss" Smokey for 11 years as snack machine, door opener, and warm lap support.
Father of Jory my crazy trip companion.
John North – Office Manager
We truly couldn’t do what we do without John North, who has been EPI-HAB’s office manager since January of 2018. John received his degree in Accounting from Central Washington University before deciding to bring his talents to Arizona. John directs all of EPI-HAB’s financial accounting and HR operations. We are grateful for his exceptional work ethic and attention to detail on all tasks, which is evident through his dedication to creating a streamlined work experience for both EPI-HAB’s employees and customers alike.
Patsy Lara – Production Supervisor
Patsy is our Production Supervisor and is responsible for all floor operations. Patsy has been with EPI-HAB since 1992 and has developed a talent for making things happen. Patsy is bilingual and can satisfy just about any customer need.Patsy@epihab.org
Veronica Torres – Operations Manager
Our operation's success can largely be attributed to the loyal dedication of Veronica Torres, EPI-HAB's Operations Manager. Veronica started her career at EPI-HAB in 1996 managing Accounts Receivables and Payroll. She handles everything from estimating order entries to client inquires. Veronica is also the lead contact person that coordinates between clients and production. She is an absolutely essential bilingual ambassador for EPI-HAB and we are grateful to her for sharing her skills, initiative and leadership with our organization.Veronica@epihab.org