QTEC began operations in 1998. Our intent has been and always will be to operate under the highest standards of ethics, quality, and integrity – i.e., do the right things and do them right. Our business operations are lean, efficient, and effective, and provide customers and employees the best return on investment.
Kathryn E. Broad
Ms. Broad (Kathy) was born in Mississippi and grew up in many places around the world as a military dependent to her father who served in the United States Air Force. She is a business administration professional with over 38 years of experience in the military defense and civil space domains.
She is responsible for managing QTEC Aerospace as a Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) compliant Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB). Her professional responsibilities include corporate oversight of financial and fiscal management, business development, operations, contracts, subcontracts, procurement, marketing, communications, human resources, payroll, security, and safety. Ms. Broad is dedicated to ensuring all QTEC commitments are met with the highest level of integrity and embody the QTEC core values.
Ms. Broad has previously worked with several Huntsville based companies to include but not limited to: TRW (now Northrop Grumman), New Technology Inc., and QuantiTech, Inc.
She has received several professional awards and recognitions to include the 2015 Women in Defense (WID), Tennessee Valley Chapter (TVC), Professional of The Year award hosted by the Huntsville Association of Technical Societies (HATS). Ms. Broad encourages an employee centric culture within QTEC Aerospace, the result of which is appreciated and demonstrated by her employees with yearly nominations, as one of the Best Places to Work. With 9 nominations and 7 wins since 2010, QTEC continues to embody why they are truly a Best Places to Work small business in Huntsville, Alabama.
Ms. Broad is a past-president of Women In Defense (WID), Tennessee Valley Chapter (TVC) and continues to support this organization as a past-president. She is the mother of two (daughters) and the grandmother of three.
James R. Beveridge
Mr. Beveridge (Jim) was born in Illinois where he grew up. He is an Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineer with over 40 years of experience in a variety of domains. In Illinois he worked in the transportation and heavy equipment manufacturing domains.
He moved to Huntsville in 1983 to support the Space Program, working with New Technology, Inc. This included supporting development of command and control and crew training systems for programs such as Shuttle, Spacelab, and Space Station. He founded QTEC in 1998.
Mr. Beveridge has held increasingly responsible management positions in the Department of Transportation, Fiat-Allis North America, New Technology, and at QTEC where he is the former President and CEO. Currently, he provides subject matter expertise in systems engineering, specialty engineering and programmatic support to civil space, military, and commercial customers.
Mr. Beveridge has received several professional awards and recognitions to include the 2015 MSFC Directors Commendation Honor Award. He has been providing engineering support to MSFC for more than 30 years. He is a former technical chair and long-standing member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and belongs to the National Society of Professional Engineers.
He is married to Connie, the father of three (daughters), and the grandfather of six.
Carol H. Daniel
Ms. Daniel (Carol) is a native of North Alabama. She is a Systems Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the Missile Defense domain.
In 1985, Ms. Daniel joined a team of engineers working on what was to become the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Program. This team developed an early simulation that was used to prove that President Reagan’s Star Wars vision could become a reality. Ms. Daniel participated in early study programs which defined and demonstrated the application of Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) processes and techniques to information-intensive, distributed missile defense systems. In doing so, she established herself as a leader in the practical application of MBSE methods to system engineering and development. Recognized as an integrator of methods and artifacts across the engineering and development lifecycle, Ms. Daniel has held numerous programmatic and technical leadership roles.
Ms. Daniel has held increasingly responsible management positions at Nichols Research, Schafer Corporation and now at QTEC Aerospace, where she leads Business Development activities for the company and provides oversight of QTEC sectors: Astronautics, Aviation, Missile Defense and Space & Missile Systems. She led QTEC’s successful completion of the Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency Northrop Grumman Mentor Protégé Program, receiving the distinguished Nunn Perry Award.
- Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
- ISO 9001: 2015 Certificate of Registration by NQA
- Strong Performance Indicators:
- Dunn & Bradstreet (Open Ratings Survey Scores)
- Quality (technical products and services) – 95
- Timeliness (delivery on time) – 95
- Efficiency (cost effectiveness) – 94
- Courtesy (business relationships) – 98
- Dunn & Bradstreet (Open Ratings Survey Scores)
- External Recognition and Awards
- Best Places to Work Award Winner for years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017!
- Northrop Grumman Corporation Global Partner Forum Award 2017!
- Northrop Grumman Supplier Excellence Award, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015!
- MSFC 2008 Small Business Subcontractor Excellence Award!