QEMS again named 'world class' supplier
Quality Electronic Manufacturing Services, Inc. (QEMS) of Monroe, North Carolina has been recognized as a “World Class Supplier” by SCOTT Safety for a third time in as many years.
This recognition is given to only the top 1percent of SCOTT Safety’s suppliers from across the globe. QEMS, Inc., a manufacturer of printed circuit board assemblies, cable assemblies, and other electronic systems, is 1 of 8 out of 600 suppliers to receive this prestigious award. SCOTT Safety, a Tyco International Company, produces life safety equipment primarily for America’s fire-fighters at a neighboring facility within the Monroe Corporate Center.
“On an annual basis we evaluate our top dollar-spend suppliers and rate their performance in quality, on-time delivery, cost, and customer service, “ Valerie R. Raye, senior buyer at SCOTT Safety’s Strategic Sourcing Department, said in a statement. “QEMS’s receipt of World Class Supplier for three consecutive years is truly unique and is a testament to their dedication to continuous improvement.”
Quality Electronic Manufacturing Services, Inc. (QEMS) was founded in Monroe in 2002 by Phuong Nguyen, who originally immigrated to the United States from Vietnam in the early 1980’s. Having started his engineering education in Vietnam, Nguyen secured a position with Siemens where he worked full-time while completing his engineering degree at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. After 15 years with Siemens he struck out on his own to form QEMS, Inc.
As President and CEO, Nguyen has grown the company to service an impressive list of customers and employ 70 people.
“Our success is the result of focusing on development of the QEMS team through smart hiring, continual skills training, and a never-ending attention to providing solutions to customers’ needs,” Nguyen said. “This strategy has enabled us to keep and grow jobs here in Monroe and Union County, rather than see them go off-shore.”
“We are very proud of QEMS’s recognition by SCOTT Safety,” Chris Platé, executive director of Monroe Economic Development, said. “The strong relationship these two manufacturers have developed over the years is a perfect example of the healthy business-to-business climate our office strives to foster and maintain in Monroe.”