2012 Pillar Award Finalist: A. Ray Dalton, founder, president and CEO, PartsSource Inc.

A. Ray Dalton, Founder, President and CEO, PartsSource Inc.

PartsSource Inc. has received plenty of awards for its success in business growth, job creation and financial accomplishments. Yet as the company has continued to grow — it is now the largest provider of replacement parts for medical equipment used in hospitals, imaging centers, and other acute care facilities — it has also continued to gain attention for its philanthropic reputation.

Today, “giving back” is a key component of the company’s continued success.

As founder, president and CEO of PartsSource, A. Ray Dalton continued to drive the company’s mission to improve healthcare delivery while reducing the cost, in the U.S. and abroad. Today, the company pursues this mission by seeking out opportunities to lend its expertise to help others.

While certain technologies may be considered outdated in the U.S., PartsSource helps refurbish this “outdated” equipment that can be used to save lives in Third World and medically challenged countries. The company frequently finds, packs, and ships medical equipment abroad to impoverished areas of the world at company expense.

In numerous cases, it has also sponsored or sent teams of employees to help implement this technology. Many employees also use their own time to participate in mission trips abroad.

To increase the focus on “giving back” in its corporate culture, PartsSource continues to take steps to drive employee volunteer efforts.

Recently, the company added the new position of Director of Community Outreach so it can better utilize resources for community outreach programs and partnerships such as United Way, the Red Cross, Youth Challenge and Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank.

The company’s leaders also encourage giving back by awarding employees who use their vacation time to volunteer for programs such as Habitat for Humanity, with a 50 percent vacation payback.

And of course, they walk the talk. Dalton has made several mission trips to India where he helped provide medical care to underserved populations.
How to reach: PartsSource Inc., (330) 562-9900 or www.partssource.com