Qualis Employee Named Contractor Tester of the Year


Qualis Employee Named Contractor Tester of the Year

Huntsville, AL – An employee of Qualis Corporation, Derrell A. Parker, received the “2007 Contractor Tester of the Year Award” at the National Test and Evaluation conference. This national honor is sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), America’s leading defense industry organization.

The “Tester of the Year” awards, presented to outstanding individuals in the field of Test & Evaluation, provide an opportunity for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and each Military Service Test & Evaluation Department to select three award recipients for recognition as the Tester of the Year in specific categories. The three categories recognized are: Military, Civilian, and Contractor. Parker was recognized for his outstanding work as an Air Force contractor at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

“We’re very proud of Derrell Parker’s accomplishments and his recognition with this award,” says Annette Seda, Program Manager for Qualis operations at Eglin Air Force Base. “Derrell is a very important team member at Eglin and we’re pleased he was recognized for his hard work and dedication.”

Qualis Corporation, founded in 1993, is a woman-owned small business that employs more than 350 people and has 15 years of proven performance on more than 60 contracts supporting the US Army, US Air Force, NASA, major primes, and commercial customers. Qualis’ skilled, diverse workforce has expertise spanning multiple disciplines including engineering analysis; systems engineering; logistics support; design, development, fabrication, and assembly; structural, thermal, and materials systems analysis; materials research and testing; environmental testing; maintenance and facility operations; and program support. Qualis also ranked number 1967 on the first-ever Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.

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