Fulton, Md. – Quality Associates, Inc. (QAI) www.qualityassociatesinc.com, an established provider of services and solutions for large-scale document management, imaging, and e-archiving, is pleased to announce that its Founder and President, Paul Swidersky, was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Howard County Maryland Chamber of Commerce. Paul Swidersky will receive the award during a formal celebration and dinner at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Maryland, on Friday, October 2, 2009.

Howard County Chamber of Commerce President Pam Klahr said, “Several of our board members knew Paul’s background, but upon further research we found an even greater, more compelling story. Paul’s story is that of small beginnings and demonstrates how a lot of hard work and determination has resulted in significant growth for Quality Associates. Quality Associates is truly one of Howard County’s brightest successes. We are so pleased to be able to share this story with our members.”

In 1986, Paul Swidersky started Quality Associates to provide quality assurance and regulatory consulting services to the pharmaceutical and agrichemical industries. The company grew steadily, and in 1996 entered into the document conversion and digital content management business. Twenty years after its founding, in 2006, the company relocated to an upscale state-ofthe-art facility within the Maple Lawn business park in Fulton, Maryland. Today, Quality Associates employs more than 85 and serves federal, state, and local governments, and all types of private industries. In April 2008, Quality Associates established a new subsidiary, DocPoint Solutions, which specializes in Microsoft SharePoint applications.

Quality Associates Founder and President Paul Swidersky said, “I am deeply honored and pleased to be chosen as Howard County’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Quality Associates has long called Maryland its home, and Howard County has given us an ideal place to conduct business. I feel extremely fortunate to have been able not only to found Quality Associates, but to also watch the company grow and evolve during its 23-year history. The experience has been both exciting and rewarding.”

About Quality Associates, Inc.

Quality Associates, Inc. (QAI) provides customized solutions and services that turn printed materials and electronic information into useful, organized data that can be readily located and accessed by authorized users. From scanning and imaging to complete, searchable systems that bring information directly to the desktop, QAI offers complete systems integration, support, and post-deployment training to ensure success.

Founded in 1986 and based near Baltimore and Washington, D.C., QAI has grown from a oneperson consultancy into a trusted, experienced Value-Added Reseller (VAR) with an extensive intelligent information management (IIM) supplier and partner network. QAI works with federal, state, and local agencies; schools, colleges, and universities; chemical and manufacturing companies; hospitals and pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical research organizations; financial, accounting, and law firms; professional associations and many others.

For more information, call (800) 488-3547 or visit www.qualityassociatesinc.com. Also visit QAI’s new subsidiary DocPoint Solutions, specializing in Microsoft SharePoint application. www.docpointsolutions.com