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Quality One is pleased to to announce the appointment of Peter Giansante to the role of President of Q-Matics.

As a veteran in the wireless solutions industry with almost two decades of experience in executing data-driven strategies, building robust channel sales partnerships, and training sales teams to deliver multimillion-dollar growth in the wireless telecom space, Giansante joins Q-Matics with a mission to infuse the organization with his brand of energy and vision.

“Q-Matics brings a uniquely innovative solution to the fleet and asset tracking space,” said Giansante. “Further, our ability to leverage our cutting edge, proprietary web-based fleet tracking platform, combined with our real-world, practical understanding of what it takes to manage a small fleet of vehicles gives us the ammunition we need to make real impact for our customers both in efficiency and on the bottom line. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help more small businesses truly realize the power that Q-Matics fleet tracking solutions can offer.”

Quality One President John Chiorando was enthusiastic about the addition of Giasante, adding that “Peter is an incredibly savvy, driven professional and we’re beyond thrilled to have a professional of his caliber leading our Q-Matics’ business unit into the future. We firmly believe that his experience and leadership, melded with the top flight solution that Q-Matics offers, will combine to be a winning combination for the entire industry.”

Quality One is thrilled to announce that it has been named amongst the 2021 winners of The Orlando Sentinel’s Top Workplaces.  This is the second consecutive year that Quality One has been awarded the honor in the Orlando and Central Florida area.

Quality One was amongst the select companies chosen for the award as determined solely through employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by technology partner Energage, LLC. The survey is entirely anonymous, and measures several culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization, including company leadership, communication, career growth, working environment, managerial skills, wages, and benefits.

“It’s just really fulfilling to see The Orlando Sentinel once again honor and acknowledge Quality One as one of the area’s Top Workplaces for 2021, specifically in light of all of the challenges that we have all faced during this unprecedented period of time,” said Christy Doyle, Chief People Officer at Quality One. “This award means EVERYTHING to us because it is a direct reflection of how our people feel about working here, and it’s a feeling that I share and hold close to my heart,” continued Ms. Doyle.

Eric Rubino, Energage CEO, agreed with Ms. Doyle’s sentiment, adding that “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business.”

Quality One has agreed to a new e-commerce relationship with Cricket Wireless that will offer an enhanced menu of affordable smart phones, wireless hotspots and accessories. These products will be available through a new Quality One consumer storefront website that has officially launched today at q1.cricketwireless.com.

Through its robust and flexible e-commerce platform, Quality One is fulfilling sales of dozens of North American wireless MVNO brands. Adding Cricket Wireless products to the platform is a natural extension which will now offer customers expanded choices of wireless brands for both new devices and SIMs for existing devices through Quality One’s bring-your-own device program. Customers can activate one of Cricket’s affordable wireless service plans right on the phone.

Given the booming trends of on-line shopping, more wireless customers are choosing the internet as a means of shopping for wireless devices and service plans from e-commerce providers. With this agreement,  Quality One and Cricket Wireless will provide a one-stop shop purchasing experience, including handset financing programs, on Cricket’s reliable, nationwide network.

“By bringing our lineup of products and services to Quality One, customers have even more options for how they make their wireless purchases,” said Tiffany Baehman, Vice President, Sales and Distribution, Cricket Wireless. “At Cricket, we’re always working to create a simple, intuitive experience for customers looking to buy affordable devices.”

Inc. magazine revealed today that Quality One is No. 2,378 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

This list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Previous honorees Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“It is an absolute honor to debut on the incredibly prestigious Inc. 5000 list in 2021.  With that said, while we are thrilled to be recognized as the 2,378th fastest growing private company in the nation, we won’t settle until we are number 1!” said John Chiorando, CEO of Quality One.

Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.

“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”

Methodology

Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000.  Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

Heather Meglino, EsqQ1 is thrilled to announce that their General Counsel, Heather Meglino, Esquire, was earlier this month elected as the incoming President of the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (CFAWL) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting the advancement and recognition of its members by expanding leadership and volunteer opportunities within the Central Florida community.  In addition to establishing camaraderie and membership within the CFAWL peer group, the organization falls under the broader goals of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) in promoting equal rights, advocacy, and opportunity for all members of the legal profession.

CFAWL has given me a community of support for many years, and I am deeply honored to serve as President of this organization. CFAWL is comprised of the most talented and dedicated lawyers in our community. Our organization has zero staff, and our members balance a challenging profession, which often includes managing a household, serving as leaders in multiple organizations, and our members still find the time to advance women in our profession and give back to our Central Florida community. We know our members have faced many challenges navigating COVID-19, but we look forward to continuing to show up for our supporters, members, and our community said Heather Meglino, General Counsel for Q1.  

As a female, minority owned business that has maintained an active Women’s Business Enterprise Certification for years, Quality One strives to build a culture where diversity, inclusion and opportunity is valued.  

Christy Doyle, Chief Human Resource Officer at Quality One noted that “the CFAWL and Quality One share many of the same values including equal rights and opportunities for all members of our community, and investing in our community through any of the various charities we work with in our community such as The Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida, the Wins For Warriors Foundation, or the Baby DJ Christmas Toy program.  We are so proud that Heather is taking the lead with the CFAWL, and we will continue to support her in anyway we can.”

Ms. Meglino will be sworn in as President on July 9th.

Q1 became one of the first companies in the state of Florida today to bring free COVID vaccines on-site for both employees and families.

Both insured and uninsured employees and their family members received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine at the facility in Orlando, and were able to do so without suffering the hardship of missing any time at work. The second round of Moderna vaccine will be administered on-site at Q1 on Tuesday May 4th.

While employers are able to mandate vaccine policies with exemptions for medical and religious reasons, Q1 chose to maintain a voluntary vaccination policy.

Chief Human Resource Officer Christy Doyle said “There is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our employees. We have maintained a commitment to keep every single Q1 employee gainfully employed through this crisis and we see these On-Site Vaccinations as another way to ensure our employees are being taken care of to the best of our ability,” continued Ms. Doyle.

The CDC is encouraging employers to make on-site vaccination programs part of their Wellness Initiatives, as it reduces absences due to illness, reduces time missed from work to get vaccinated, improves productivity, and increases employee morale.

Further, many local news stations covered the event, and you can see one of the news clips below:

Earlier this month, Quality One continued their tradition of partnering with Central Florida’s top-rated morning radio show host Johnny Magic, and his Baby DJ Christmas Fund & Toy Warehouse program.   Baby DJ allows area children from economically disadvantaged families to retain the magic of Christmas by collecting toys and distributing them to children in families that otherwise would not have a Christmas.

The unique challenges of 2020 have made this year a particularly trying one for many families, and as such the employees of Quality One donated over $50,000 of goods including bicycles, toys, Nintendo Switch consoles, and educational games.  Participating companies B.C. Rich Guitars and Once Upon a Coconut coconut water also donated 10 electric guitars as well as several cases of coconut water.

“Without the incredibly generous donation made by the beautiful people at Quality One, we simply would not have had the ability to answer all of the letters that were sent to us this year and help all of our families,” said “Johnny Magic,” founder of Baby DJ.  “Additionally, one of the guitars that was donated by B.C. Rich literally brought one father to tears as he was able to fulfill a dream by giving it to his son for Christmas.”

President of Q1, John Chiorando, added, “There’s nothing more important to us at Quality One than treating everyone we encounter with love, respect, empathy, and gratitude.  Especially in a year like this one, we felt compelled to show up for our local community through the Baby DJ Christmas Fund & Toy Warehouse program like we never have before.  It feels great, and it is nothing short of an honor to serve.”

Whoop International, a Dutch-based OEM of Mobile and Data devices, and Q1 recently announced their strategic partnership for Q1 to handle all of Whoop’s North American forward and reverse logistics.

Whoop specializes in built-to-order high end mobile devices, including smartphones, ruggedized equipment, and IOT devices – all of which can be custom branded.  With offices in Europe, Hong Kong, China, Whoop has recently opened their US office in Frisco, Texas to directly serve tier one and tier two carriers in the North American market.

“As we continue to penetrate the North American market, it’s crucial that our devices are able to be fulfilled and supported with with world class service.  With their decades-long history of exceptional service to major tier 1 and tier 2 players in the wireless industry, we are thrilled to form this partnership with Quality One to better position our products and get them out to the market at large,” said Eric Schouten, Chief Executive Officer of Whoop International.

“Whoop’s products are truly unique and innovative, and we are excited to be working with them to assist in the distribution and return management of these devices,” said Victor Anez, Vice-President of Operations at Quality One.

Quality One is thrilled to announce that it has been named amongst the winners of The Orlando Sentinel’s 2020 Top Workplaces Award for Orlando and Central Florida.

Quality One was amongst the select companies chosen for the prestigious award, as determined through employee surveys conducted by a third-party organization, Energage. The surveys measured qualities such as company leadership, communication, career growth, working environment, managerial skills, wages, and benefits.

“It’s humbling to be recognized by The Orlando Sentinel in this way, because there’s truly nothing more important to us than the people who work here, whom we very much consider family,” said Christy Doyle, Vice President of Human Resources at Quality One.  “I’m so grateful that Quality One has been honored as a Top Workplace in Orlando and the Central Florida area. It lets me know that our employees feel the same way about our company that I do,” continued Ms. Doyle.

Written directly into Quality One’s Statement of Purpose is to “remain the PREMIER place to work by providing a workplace environment that transcends the paycheck! We pride ourselves on being contributing members of society and a benchmark for corporate philanthropy.”  In that vein, Quality One invests in the community as well by supporting local organizations such as the Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida, the Johnny Damon Foundation, and XL 106.7 FM’s “Johnny Magic’s” Baby DJ Christmas Toy Program, amongst others.

Further, Quality One is proud that they have successfully maintained a commitment to keep every single one of its employees gainfully employed throughout the COVID-19 crisis… a commitment that they intend to keep through the duration of the pandemic.

Quality One Wireless has once again awarded the Women Business Enterprise Certification (WBE).

Companies that are eligible to be WBE certified must be for-profit companies who are at least 51% owned by a woman or a group of women and whose governing board is controlled by a woman.

Helmed by Colombian-American Claudia Chiorando, Chairwoman of the company’s Board of Directors, Quality One has seen continued forward growth and momentum throughout her tenure, including during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Further, Quality One has made and successfully kept a commitment to keep every single one of its employees gainfully employed throughout the pandemic while supporting area families and businesses with the development of a full PPE sales and distribution line called GetSafetyGear.com.

“We are grateful to once again receive this crucial designation and look forward to continuing to serve our customers and their communities to the very best of our abilities” said Claudia Chiorando, Chairwoman of the Board of Q1.

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