ASP Sponsors FAMES

Press Release
February 17, 2011; Pinellas Park, FL

Altra Service Professionals, Inc. announced today its sponsorship of FAMES, The Florida Association of Medical Equipment Services. “We are excited to be part of an organization that has the best interests of our customers in mind.” says Bob DeChello, President & CEO of Altra Service Professionals. “This is an excellent opportunity for us to help the homecare industry. Many companies are suffering as a result of competative bidding as well as the soft economy. We hope to provide value and savings at a time when its needed most.”

The Florida Association of Medical Equipment Services (FAMES) is one of the oldest state organizations in the United States dedicated to those providing in home medical services. Founded in 1982, the association functioned as the Florida Association of Medical Equipment Dealers (FAMED) until the name was changed in 1998 in order to reflect or be more descriptive of the association’s true role in the home medical environment.

For more information on FAMES or to support their efforts, visit their website at

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.

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