People

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 – President

Tony 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.

tonyb@epihab.org

Jay Plummer – Director of Finance and Operations

With 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 for over 20 years & father of Jory.

jayp@epihab.org

John North – Office Manager

Newer to Arizona, John began his Epi-Hab career in 2018 after receiving his degree in Accounting from Central Washington University.  He is responsible for all accounting functions and has oversight of general office operations.  John may be the other voice that greets you when you call our offices, and he assists with various customer related requests.

john@epihab.org

Patsy Lara – Production Manager

Joining Epi-Hab in 1992, Patsy brings an overarching knowledge of production expertise to her work.  Responsible for our daily assembly operations, she is able to navigate multiple processes to ensure that delivery times are met and accuracy is 100%.  Patsy is bilingual and aids in communicating with our clients and vendors, ensuring a seamless workflow for everyone.

patricia@epihab.org

Veronica Torres – Customer Service Manager

Veronica joined Epi-Hab in 1996 as our Accounts Receivable and Payroll specialist.  Today, she coordinates projects from estimating to delivery and is usually the voice you hear when you call our offices.  As one of our bilingual team members, Veronica is able to remove the communication barriers for our clients and make them feel right at home when they reach our offices.

Veronica@epihab.org

Sage Creative Marketing – Marketing Partner

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