IMEC provides equipment solutions for health care, agriculture, and education projects in developing countries. IMEC's work to combat poverty through transforming impoverished communities continues today in a modern, well-equipped 200,000 square foot workshop and distribution center. Our founder Tom's core philosophies are still the heart of the organization: reduce environmental waste by recovering surplus equipment and supplies, bringing these materials and hope to impoverished communities who need humanitarian support. Do this efficiently and with respect for the life and spirit of the people who use it, help protect the planet we call home.
IMEC is the result of the passion, vision and management experience of Tom Keefe. During a time period when many U.S. hospitals were consolidating and discarding medical equipment, Tom visited India. There he made the connection that our surplus goods could be recovered instead of discarded, and could help alleviate poverty not only in India, but all over the world. Upon his return home, Tom acted out of deep conviction and belief, and in 1995 IMEC began in Tom Keefe's home garage. Applying his 20 years of senior management experience in hospital administration, Tom developed a system to take 'discarded' or retired medical equipment and deliver this humanitarian aid anywhere it was needed.