Altra Service Professionals Announces Partnership with Invacare Supply Group

Press Release
April 4, 2011; Pinellas Park, FL

Altra Service Professionals, Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement with Invacare Supply Group (ISG) to provide enteral and infusion pump service and repairs for Invacare customers.

“I am very pleased Invacare Supply Group has chosen to work with us. ISG has an excellent reputation and is seen as the industry leading distributor for enteral and infusion supplies”, says Bob DeChello, President and CEO of Altra Service Professionals. “I have worked with the folks at Invacare for many years and they have always been great to deal with. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with them again.”

Altra Service Profesionals will perform enteral and infusion pump preventive maintenance, recertification, and repairs on behalf of Invacare Supply Group. “This partnership will allow ISG to add this new service line without adding the time and costs associated with it,” DeChello says. “This model is a perfect fit for both companies. We’re looking forward to exceeding the expectations of Invacare and their customers.”

About Altra Service Professionals:
Altra Service was established in February of 2001 in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. Over the years, it has positioned itself as one of Florida’s premier medical equipment service and repair providers. In May of 2010, Altra Service was purchased and is subsequently renamed Altra Service Professionals, Inc. ASP works with all sizes of health care providers from smaller one site companies to large national organizations. Our close relationship with UPS allows us to service any state quickly and cost effectively. Whether it’s selling refurbished equipment, consulting, or performing respiratory and infusion service and repairs, ASP is the company with the experience and integrity other companies trust to work with.

About Invacare Supply Group:
Invacare Supply Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC). Headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, Invacare is the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative home and long-term care medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles. The Company has 6,300 associates and markets its products in 80 countries around the world. The Company was named to the 2010 Fortune 1000 list and to the 2010 IndustryWeek U.S. Manufacturing 500. For more information about the Company and its products, visit Invacare’s website at or

Bob DeChello is the President and Co-Owner of Altra Service Professionals, Inc, a full service Medical Equipment Repair company located in Ocala Florida. Bob has over 14 years experience in the HME industry with a focus on distribution and cost reduction. Prior to joining ASP, Bob worked as the Director of Operations for Critical Homecare Solutions, a national HME, Infusion, & Home Healthcare company. He spent four happy years with the CHS team with primary responsibilities including new acquisition operations integration, overseeing the centralizing of various departments, writing and implementing policy and procedures, and managing respiratory related purchasing agreements. Prior to CHS, Bob worked for Professional Home Care Services, a regional HME provider located in New England, for almost 10 years where he was the warehouse & distribution manager. Bob lives in the Ocala Florida area with his wonderful wife and 2 energetic boys. Bob enjoys doing anything that involves spending time with his family. The DeChello family moved to Florida in 2008 to get away from the cold New England winters, but enjoy visiting friends and family there. Prior to moving to Ocala, they lived in the Jacksonville Florida area for 4 years.

1 Comment on “Altra Service Professionals Announces Partnership with Invacare Supply Group

  1. Richard, thanks for your kind words. We aptpeciare the business and try to help each and every customer who needs oxygen for flying figure out which portable oxygen concentrator would be best. Admin

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