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Q Holding Company appoints Thomas J. Hook as CEO

News | September 7, 2017

TWINSBURG, OH, September 2017 – Q Holding Company (“Q” or “the Company”) announced today that Thomas J. Hook has joined the Company as Chief Executive Officer to lead Q through its next phase of growth.

Tom brings extensive operational experience across multiple industries, most recently in the Medical Technology Markets. Prior to joining Q, he was President & CEO of Integer Holdings Corporation, the largest medical device outsource (MDO) manufacturer in the world.  Integer’s brands include Greatbatch, Lake Region Medical, and Electrochem.

Cary Glay, Interim CEO and Executive VP & CFO, Q Holding, commented:

“We look forward to welcoming Tom as CEO. Q will strongly benefit from his deep knowledge and experience in the healthcare and industrial markets as the organization continues to focus on expanding each of its business lines. He also has extensive experience in building and integrating companies, which makes him well suited to lead Q at this time. Under Tom’s leadership, Integer grew from a $200 million to a $1.4 billion revenue business through a combination of very strong organic and acquisitive growth. We feel his expertise will be of great value in supporting Q’s future growth.”

Richard Relyea, Managing Director 3i North America, investor in Q Holding, added:

“We are excited to be partnering with Tom to continue to build Q. We are confident that under his leadership, the Company will further advance its position as the leading global supplier of highly engineered elastomeric components and devices for the high growth healthcare and electrical management markets.”

Thomas Hook, CEO, Q Holding, commented:

“It is a distinct honor to join Q Holding and lead the next phase of transformative growth for the company.  I am delighted to partner with both 3i and the Q leadership team to drive the Company’s strategic growth plans.  Q’s extensive engineered materials and manufacturing capabilities provide a strong foundation to aggressively expand in the healthcare and industrial markets.”

Tom started his career as a Nuclear Engineer in the US Navy.  His experience includes engineering & executive roles with Duracell, VanOwen Group, General Electric and CTI Molecular Imaging.  He holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University, a Masters in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a BS in Chemistry and Mathematics from St. Bonaventure University.

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News | September 7, 2017

TWINSBURG, OH, September 2017 – Q Holding Company (“Q” or “the Company”) announced today that Thomas J. Hook has joined the Company as Chief Executive Officer to lead Q through its next phase of growth. Tom brings extensive operational experience across multiple industries, most recently in the Medical Technology Markets. Prior to joining Q, he was President & CEO of Integer Holdings Corporation, the largest medical device outsource (MDO) manufacturer in the world.  Integer’s brands…

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Zack Beier Featured in Rubber & Plastics News Under 40 Class Issue

News | August 15, 2017

Zack Beier, Q Holding Company’s Director of Purchasing, was recently featured in the Rubber & Plastics News (R&PN) Under 40 Class of 2017 issue. According to R&PN, Beier was selected because of his ability to help Q maintain a steady supply of raw materials to sustain strong growth for the last seven years, navigating challenges like strikes, bankruptcies and force majeure situations. Read article: 07.24.17 Under 40 Edition  

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News | August 15, 2017

Zack Beier, Q Holding Company’s Director of Purchasing, was recently featured in the Rubber & Plastics News (R&PN) Under 40 Class of 2017 issue. According to R&PN, Beier was selected because of his ability to help Q maintain a steady supply of raw materials to sustain strong growth for the last seven years, navigating challenges like strikes, bankruptcies and force majeure situations. Read article: 07.24.17 Under 40 Edition  

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Q Holding Company’s Qure Medical to Merge with Degania Silicone Ltd.

News | November 28, 2016

Q Holding announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Degania Silicone Ltd. (“Degania”), a leading international manufacturer of medical catheters. Degania represents a transformative acquisition for Q Holding, creating a market-leading medical device and component manufacturer offering complete flexible technology solutions for healthcare applications.  Degania produces critical end products that are used on a daily basis in healthcare settings in applications such as cardiology, general surgery and drug delivery. Degania employs…

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News | November 28, 2016

Q Holding announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Degania Silicone Ltd. (“Degania”), a leading international manufacturer of medical catheters. Degania represents a transformative acquisition for Q Holding, creating a market-leading medical device and component manufacturer offering complete flexible technology solutions for healthcare applications.  Degania produces critical end products that are used on a daily basis in healthcare settings in applications such as cardiology, general surgery and drug delivery. Degania employs…

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QSR Establishes Mexican Operation

News | November 3, 2016

By Chris Sweeney, Rubber & Plastics News Staff QUERETARO, Mexico-Quality Synthetic Rubber lnc. is venturing south of the border. The unit of Q Holding Co. will establish a manufacturing facility dedicated to producing primarily silicone electrical connector seals and insulators for industrial applications, mainly automotive and aerospace. The 65,000-sq.-ft. plant will be operational on Nov. 15 and is projected to create 135 jobs. QSR is making an initial capital equipment investment of $3 million for…

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News | November 3, 2016

By Chris Sweeney, Rubber & Plastics News Staff QUERETARO, Mexico-Quality Synthetic Rubber lnc. is venturing south of the border. The unit of Q Holding Co. will establish a manufacturing facility dedicated to producing primarily silicone electrical connector seals and insulators for industrial applications, mainly automotive and aerospace. The 65,000-sq.-ft. plant will be operational on Nov. 15 and is projected to create 135 jobs. QSR is making an initial capital equipment investment of $3 million for…

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A Happy Anniversary – QSR Celebrates Milestone at Ohio Facility

News | November 3, 2016

By Chris Sweeney, Rubber & Plastics News Staff TWINSBURG, Ohio – lt’s been a long journey for Quality Synthetic Rubber. The firm started out of a one-garage house in Oakwood Village, Ohio. Now, 50 years later, it operates a more than 80,000-sq.-ft. facility in Twinsburg, manufactures product in China and Europe with a facility in Mexico forthcoming, and formed Q Holding Co., which oversees the QSR industrial business and its more recent Qure Medical operation….

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News | November 3, 2016

By Chris Sweeney, Rubber & Plastics News Staff TWINSBURG, Ohio – lt’s been a long journey for Quality Synthetic Rubber. The firm started out of a one-garage house in Oakwood Village, Ohio. Now, 50 years later, it operates a more than 80,000-sq.-ft. facility in Twinsburg, manufactures product in China and Europe with a facility in Mexico forthcoming, and formed Q Holding Co., which oversees the QSR industrial business and its more recent Qure Medical operation….

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August Zhang Joins Q Holding as Director of Business Development for Qure Medical and QSR – Asia

Announcements | July 18, 2016

August Zhang Qunli (doing business as August Zhang), recently joined the Q Holding Company team as Director of Business Development for QSR and Qure Medical – Asia. August is based in Shanghai, China. He is responsible for managing all commercial sales and engineering activities related to key global accounts within Asia. In addition, August will be developing new regional business that aligns with QSR and Qure Medical strategic goals. August has more than 20 years…

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Announcements | July 18, 2016

August Zhang Qunli (doing business as August Zhang), recently joined the Q Holding Company team as Director of Business Development for QSR and Qure Medical – Asia. August is based in Shanghai, China. He is responsible for managing all commercial sales and engineering activities related to key global accounts within Asia. In addition, August will be developing new regional business that aligns with QSR and Qure Medical strategic goals. August has more than 20 years…

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Q Holding Hires New West Coast Business Development Manager

Announcements | July 11, 2016

In June, Jesús García joined Q Holding Company as west coast business development manager. He is based in Baja, California, and will focus on developing aerospace business as well as managing commercial sales and engineering activities related to key accounts on the west coasts of the U.S. and Mexico. Jesús comes to Q Holding with more than 18 years of experience in the automotive and rubber molding industry, including 12 years of experience selling high…

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Announcements | July 11, 2016

In June, Jesús García joined Q Holding Company as west coast business development manager. He is based in Baja, California, and will focus on developing aerospace business as well as managing commercial sales and engineering activities related to key accounts on the west coasts of the U.S. and Mexico. Jesús comes to Q Holding with more than 18 years of experience in the automotive and rubber molding industry, including 12 years of experience selling high…

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Quality Synthetic Rubber, a Q Holding Company, Receives AS9100 Aerospace Certification

News | May 25, 2016

In April 2016, Q Holding Company, d.b.a. Quality Synthetic Rubber (QSR), received the coveted AS9100 Aerospace Certification* for its Twinsburg, Ohio facility, announced Randy Ross, President and CEO of Q Holding. Backed by a wealth of knowledge and decades of experience in producing connector seals and other components for the automotive industry, QSR is poised to take on the challenge of manufacturing products under strict AS9100 guidelines. According to Ross, QSR has constructed a dedicated…

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News | May 25, 2016

In April 2016, Q Holding Company, d.b.a. Quality Synthetic Rubber (QSR), received the coveted AS9100 Aerospace Certification* for its Twinsburg, Ohio facility, announced Randy Ross, President and CEO of Q Holding. Backed by a wealth of knowledge and decades of experience in producing connector seals and other components for the automotive industry, QSR is poised to take on the challenge of manufacturing products under strict AS9100 guidelines. According to Ross, QSR has constructed a dedicated…

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School Program Paying Off for Quadra

News | May 24, 2016

NORTH CANTON, Ohio-One of the big challenges facing the rubber industry is the need to find young, qualified employees. Quadra Tooling and Automation may have found a solution. The subsidiary of Q Holding Co. has partnered with the R.G. Drage Career Center’s Precision Machining program to give qualified juniors and seniors a chance to shadow, and possibly work, at the firm. Quadra started the program in 2015, bringing in four juniors on a two-day job…

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News | May 24, 2016

NORTH CANTON, Ohio-One of the big challenges facing the rubber industry is the need to find young, qualified employees. Quadra Tooling and Automation may have found a solution. The subsidiary of Q Holding Co. has partnered with the R.G. Drage Career Center’s Precision Machining program to give qualified juniors and seniors a chance to shadow, and possibly work, at the firm. Quadra started the program in 2015, bringing in four juniors on a two-day job…

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Industry Knowledge is What Gets Business Development Managers Hired at Q Holding Company

Announcements | April 28, 2016

Craig Stark, Executive VP of Business Development is looking at a new approach to recruiting Business Development Managers. Rather than focusing on sales skills, Craig is looking for talented engineers to work closely with customers in a consulting role, drawing on their engineering experience to help develop and produce the best elastomeric components possible. Chad Geretz is the perfect example. On March 28, 2016, Chad joined Q Holding Company as Business Development Manager for Qure…

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Announcements | April 28, 2016

Craig Stark, Executive VP of Business Development is looking at a new approach to recruiting Business Development Managers. Rather than focusing on sales skills, Craig is looking for talented engineers to work closely with customers in a consulting role, drawing on their engineering experience to help develop and produce the best elastomeric components possible. Chad Geretz is the perfect example. On March 28, 2016, Chad joined Q Holding Company as Business Development Manager for Qure…

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