QEI Becomes Fully American-Owned

HC Private Investments, a Chicago-based family office private equity firm, successfully acquired QEI, Inc. in partnership with QEI’s former owner and CEO, Normand Lavoie, positioning QEI to continue to support QEI’s growth in its current capabilities and further end-market diversification. Seasoned executives Erik VanLaningham and CJ Kearney of Eagle Marsh Holdings joined QEI’s Board of Directors. Mr. VanLaningham, former Vice President of Emerson’s Automation Solutions Business Unit, joined QEI as Executive Chairman. Mr. Lavoie, who originally acquired QEI in 1992 and later sold in 2011, continues to serve as CEO and board member, who stated “I am excited to reacquire QEI in partnership with HCPI and Erik VanLaningham to execute the next chapter of our growth.”

What Our Customers Have to Say

“QEl did a fabulous job installing and configuring four SCADA servers for our Quad-Redundant QEI SCADA system.”

Florida Water Utility

“For the last 11 years, we have had a QEI SCADA system that monitors our two substations and line reclosers. We have been very happy with the quality of their product and more importantly, the service that they provide to maintain the system. Everyone at QEl really seems to know their product inside and out.”

Village of Lake Placid

“We have utilized QEl for our SCADA needs for over 20 years. They provide an excellent system, both software and hardware. QEl’s staff has alwavs been there for our needs and is always helpful and friendly We highly recommend QEl’s system and their maintenance contracts to keep your system current.”

Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA)

“The new website is very user-friendly. I really like the Customer Portal, which provides quick access to manuals, presentations, and software updates. Q Tips and more.”

City of Wilson, NC

“We have always been able to rely on QEl for their technical knowledge and support. Thank you QEI.”

Mid-Atlantic Municipal Utility

“QEl is a company that not only makes a great product but backs it up with outstanding service.”

Village of Lake Placid

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