QTS Group is a woman-owned small business entity specializing in comprehensive environmental, health (industrial hygiene) and safety (EHS) consulting, and health and safety training. QTS Group serves pharmaceutical, petrochemical, specialty chemical, transportation, general manufacturing, utilities, and construction industries to introduce, enhance, and maintain safety culture. They tailor their offerings to the individual needs of each client with high quality EHS services. QTS Group combines exceptional customer service with site and industry-specific expertise to ensure safety and sustainable environment. QTS serves Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
President/CEO Danaila Paspalanova is a Certified Hazardous Material Manager and holds a M.S. in Environmental Engineering and an Executive MBA from Washington State University. She has over 19 years of experience in the recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace hazards and toxic substances. Danaila hails from Bulgaria and has spent the majority of her career working for a consulting firm in New Jersey. After its acquisition, Danaila continued to pursue her entrepreneurial spirit and established QTS Group. She continues to serve her clients with passion, strong commitment, and dedication. Every day, the QTS team does their best to earn the trust of their valued customers, employees and communities through integrity, compliance, privacy, and security.
Danaila came to SBTDC under guidance from the Iowa PTAC program. As a highly sought out contractor, she wanted to make sure she had all her foundational requirements and systems in place prior to bidding in the federal space. In the short time working with Danaila, she has made rapid progress in marketing her company and services to multiple federal agencies and has been invited to numerous executive meetings based on her expertise. She has worked diligently on her pricing and understanding her market and value. She continues to engage and grow relationships with similar businesses to the point that she is contacted as an SME for their needs. Her tenacity, ability to strategize, and preparedness will serve her company and team well in future contracting goals.
The future looks bright for QTS Group as they compete to win government contracts with the technical assistance received from the SBTDC’s Government Contracting Assistance Program.