Adam Gregory Named New VP of Design at IOA

Commercial and contract design leader brings over a decade of product development, engineering experience to the role

IOA, a healthcare furniture company specializing in innovative, beautiful, and highly customizable products brought to market quickly and efficiently, announces the recent promotion of design engineer Adam Gregory to Vice President of Design. This new role continues Gregory’s impact at IOA, where he spent the last 8 years overseeing the conceptual and physical development of new product releases as the healthcare furniture company’s Director of Design.

Holding a key leadership position in IOA’s fast-growing team, Gregory conducts quantitative testing demonstrations and analysis to bring new products to market, in addition to updating existing products with trending design aesthetic feature improvements. Gregory’s promotion to Vice President of Design signals continued momentum behind the company’s design department, which has earned IOA industry credibility as a leading manufacturer of innovative, award-winning healthcare furniture.

“Adam Gregory has transformed the look and image of IOA in ways no other employee has ever done – through his unique combination of design excellence, mechanical know-how, and tremendous departmental leadership,” said Matthew Delmestri, IOA’s executive vice president.

“Every product launched by IOA in the past eight years contains elements of Adam’s DNA. From adherence to modern, functional, yet elegant design to the complex inner workings of some of our most highly technical and specialized products, Adam’s commitment to bringing only the very best product to market is evident for all to see. Equally important, he is a joy to work with.”

Gregory’s extensive experience includes previous product design, research, and quality control engineering positions at DARRAN Furniture; visual merchandising at Natuzzi; and 3D design and architectural interior design at J. Hyatt Hammond & Associates. At IOA, he oversees the Thomasville, N.C.-based team of 12 talented designers and product developers working to develop comfortable, functional, and design-forward products that improve healthcare environments.

To explore IOA’s expansive collection of thoughtfully designed, award-winning healthcare products, visit

About IOA Inc.

Headquartered in Thomasville, North Carolina, IOA Healthcare Furniture manufactures products specifically designed for healthcare settings. Keenly aware of healthcare and design needs, IOA listens to its clients’ demands and regularly leads the industry with beautiful, well-engineered, and innovative products.

IOA has been led by four generations of the Delmestri family since its founding in 1924. Founded in Northern Italy, enveloped in the area’s rich and storied history of beautiful design, the company relocated to the United States in 1976 and employs over 250 full-time employees. An essential part of the local economy, IOA prides itself in sourcing components from best-in-class regional vendors and making all products in the company’s three plants in Thomasville and High Point, N.C.

This commitment to quality and client satisfaction is rivaled only by the company’s commitment to a healthier and cleaner world. IOA was one of the first manufacturers to comply with HHI (Healthier Hospitals Initiative) regulations and a company-wide emphasis on sustainable manufacturing.

The company’s commitment to quality and innovation can be seen in award-winning products. With a particular emphasis on patient room furniture, IOA’s offering is the broadest and most comprehensive on the market leading to long-lasting relationships with every one of the nation’s highly respected health systems.

To learn more about IOA, contact your local IOA representative or visit the company’s website,