May 18, 2015
Asian Pacific American History Month 
MBE Spotlight
The Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council is proud to celebrate Asian Pacific American History Month and spotlight entrepreneurs during the month of May. 
Quest Safety Products, LLC
Indianapolis, IN
Sam Yadav, CEO


Quest is a full line distributor and manufacturer of safety products and equipment. Our mission: To help you protect your people, facility and products. Quest focuses on having a technically trained sales team, sharing best practices, building a consistent supply chain and developing cost saving strategies.


Customers say that Quest brings value to their organization because they ask great questions to understand customer goals and processes.  From that understanding Quest brings ideas that protect the worker better while helping to control costs resulting in long term partnerships . This practice has allowed Quest to win the Supplier of the Year award three times from the Mid-States Supplier Development Council.



Awards include:

  • Mid-States MSDC Supplier of the Year

Major customers include Eli Lilly, Evonik, Vectren, Citizens Energy and Merck.

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LHP Software
Columbus, IN
Ryan Hou, Chairman
LHP was founded in 2001 with headquarters in Columbus, Indiana and offices in Troy, Michigan and Chicago. The minority owned company operates two primary business units: LHP Software Solutions and LHP Engineering Resources.


LHP Engineering Resources specializes in recruiting automotive and industrial engineers.

LHP Software Solutions (outsourced projects) specializes in delivering solutions that combine embedded software systems benefiting the automotive industries.

Awards include:

  • Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce Growth and Expansion Award (2005)
  • Cummins Minority Supplier of the Year (2007)
  • Cummins Indirect Purchasing Supplier of the Year (2008)
  • ISO:9001 certification (2010)

Major customers are Cummins, Honda, Chrysler, General Electric and Magna .


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Lead IT
Springfield, IL
Rajani Talluri, CEO

Lead IT is an information technology services company serving Fortune 500, government, mid-market, and emerging companies with their IT service needs.Lead IT is armed with the ability and capacity to take on challenges providing solutions across spectrums of disciplines spanning all domains. The quality of their services as well as their focus on statutory compliance, allows clients management to focus on more pressing strategic needs.

Lead IT is one of the largest WBE/MBE IT consulting services providers in the Midwest and have emerged into a successful enterprise that's developed a reputation of excellence since its inception. Lead IT was founded in 2005 with headquarters in Springfield, Illinois and offices in Chicago; Albany, NY; Vancouver, Canada and Hyderabad, India. Their continued rapid growth is a testament to the certainty their clients experience every day.

Lead IT has received the following awards:

  • Inc. 5,000 (number 1,360_
  • (women Owned Businesses)
  • Staffing Industry Analysts (Best Firm to Work For)

Major customers include Enterprise, State of Illinois, State of New York and General Electric.


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