ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Total Resource Management (TRM)
today announced the acquisition of the assets of Quality Systems Inc. (QSI).
This acquisition furthers TRM's commitment to the utility market by expanding
its Energy, Utilities and Process Manufacturing Operations.
For over two decades, QSI has delivered consulting and technical services
to the utility industry and industrial manufacturers. Incorporating the
industry expertise of QSI with TRM's enterprise asset management (EAM)
consulting and technology services extends the value that TRM brings to
clients in the utility and process industries.
With this acquisition comes QSI's intellectual property -- databases,
knowledge-bases, custom and commercial software products -- as well as QSI's
employees, many of whom have more than 30 years of experience in the
maintenance and operation areas. QSI's experience includes supporting the
implementation of MAXIMO(R) for power generation, transmission, distribution
and related industries. QSI also brings expertise in providing technical
assistance for job plans, preventive maintenance programs and procedure
development especially as it relates to regulatory compliance and safety
In tandem with the acquisition, former QSI president, William Olsen, has
been appointed executive vice president of TRM's Energy, Utilities and Process
Manufacturing Operations. This consulting team will focus on delivering EAM
implementation and consulting services to utility, waste and water treatment
and process-oriented manufacturing plants, such as pharmaceutical, refining
and petrochemical companies.
TRM president and CEO Ray Brisbane said, "We have been working closely
with Bill Olsen and his team since our partnership began with QSI earlier in
2004. The combination of skills and products has been rewarding, both for TRM
and our mutual customers. The QSI team are recognized as leaders in setting
industry standards in the utility and nuclear power industries. They are a
natural and welcomed extension to our business operations."
A Seamless Customer Transition
Customers will receive the exceptional service they are accustomed to from
QSI consultants and partners and will benefit from the products and services
TRM brings in full life cycle asset management.
In addition to incorporating QSI's stand-alone products into their
customer offerings, TRM is committed to research efforts that support and
improve them. For example, TRM adds QSI's Safety Tagging System(TM) (STS) to
its growing list of productivity enhancement tools. STS is a simple, easy-to-
use, software solution that meets OSHA requirements, enabling quick and
efficient preparation, approval, tracking, and auditing of lockout and tag-
out. STS not only lowers the cost of tagging, but also improves safety in any
plant environment. Another addition is QSI's safety solutions that are used
to manage welding and confined space permits.
ABOUT WILLIAM F. OLSEN
William Olsen brings 35 years of experience with commercial utilities
including power transmission and distribution, fossil, hydro and nuclear
operating power plants, working in all phases of management and program
development. His expertise encompasses: utility asset management, operations,
quality assurance, maintenance, start-up and testing, chemical, analytical,
environmental and security areas. Among other achievements, Olsen leads the
Nuclear Information Technology Strategic Leadership (NITSL) group, which
brings together the leaders in the nuclear utility industry and regulatory
agencies to address issues involved with information technology used in
ABOUT TOTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Total Resource Management, Inc. (TRM) delivers consulting and information
technology solutions that help organizations improve the management and
performance of their enterprise assets (facilities, infrastructure and
production). Over the past decade, TRM has supported nearly 200 clients with
enterprise asset management expertise, professional services and productivity
enhancement products that result in significant improvements to their business
operations. Its headquarters are located in Alexandria, VA, and supporting
offices are located across the U.S. TRM's Advanced Technology Centers are
located in Virginia, California, Washington, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii. More
information is found at http://www.trmnet.com.
MAXIMO(R) is a registered trademark of MRO Software, Inc.
Source: Energy Markets