QuadTech Announces Kimberly R Southern as New President

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Kimberly R. Southern to take the reins as President at QuadTech. Southern assumes day-to-day responsibilities from CEO and Founder, Phil Harris.

QuadTech, a leading provider of power sources, and electrical safety test and passive component measurement solutions, has named Kimberly R. Southern as President of QuadTech, effective October 1, 2009. Southern assumes responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the company, reporting to current CEO and QuadTech founder, Phil Harris.

Serving as President and CEO, Harris has been at the QuadTech helm for the last 18 years. Of Southern, Harris says, "Kim has been a member of QuadTech for the past 11 years. I believe she has the intelligence, analytical and strategic skills, and proven management capability to lead QuadTech to higher levels of performance."

Harris will continue serving as QuadTech CEO, with responsibility for business development with strategic business partners, and overall company performance. "I look forward to handing over the reins to Kim, as I take on a new role within the company."

Southern joined QuadTech in 1999 and brings over 20 years of operating experience in corporate finance and operations. She began her career with QuadTech as Corporate Controller and quickly gained responsibility for manufacturing. In 2001 she was promoted to Director of Finance and Operations, leading the company initiative to outsource manufacturing. This change allowed QuadTech to focus on its core competencies of sales and marketing. Promoted to VP of Finance and Operations in 2004, Kim has been instrumental in creating and managing several business partnerships.

A member of QuadTech's senior management team since 1999, Kim is actively involved in strategic planning for sales, marketing and engineering, and is well tenured and experienced in all areas of QuadTech's business dealings. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Siena College.

"Phil Harris has been an outstanding leader and mentor to me during my time at QuadTech," says Southern. "I am excited for the opportunity to lead the QuadTech Team, and I look forward to sharing its continued success and achievement."

Southern is supported by an experienced and outstanding senior management team. Adds Harris, "I have every confidence that QuadTech is in very capable hands."

About QuadTech
QuadTech, an ISO 9001-Registered company, is a solutions provider enabling Medical Device Manufacturers and other manufacturing industries to test the safety and quality of their electrical products while ensuring compliance to FDA and other regulatory agencies. QuadTech offers a complete line of instrumentation and solutions including LCR meters, hipot and ground bond testers, ac/dc power sources, megohmmeters, milliohmmeters, systems and software, as well as calibration and repair services. Based in Maynard, MA, QuadTech has a worldwide network of direct sales and distributors who service and support customers around the globe. QuadTech is dedicated to doing everything in its power to assist the customer in achieving their testing objectives.

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