Kevin Welch - President
Kevin was named president of QS/1 in February 2018. He joined the J M Smith Corporation with the acquisition of Integra, which he founded, in 1997 and continues to serve as president. He was named chief technology officer for J M Smith in 2017 where he oversees the development of innovative technology, streamlining the process of bringing pharmacy solutions to market. He has served in senior positions at Genentech, Symantec and Microsoft. During his career, he has designed and developed many industry-leading software applications and systems. Welch holds degrees in mathematics, computer science, operations research and engineering management from Stanford University.
Ray Johnson - Senior Vice President, Customer Experience
Ray Johnson joined QS/1 in late 2017 as vice president of Strategy and Customer Support. In 2018, he was named senior vice president, Customer Experience. He has extensive experience in general management, strategy and business development, in both customer-facing and customer-support roles, as well as transformational leadership in the automotive industry. He has led and participated in large- and small-scale Lean Enterprise Transformations, in particular, those focused on improving customer service and Hoshin Kanri Strategy Deployment. Ray also spent several years running his own business-consulting firm that focused on start-up and other small company clients in a variety of industries, including drug research. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Ray earned a BBA degree from University of Michigan’s Ross Business School in Ann Arbor, MI, and an MBA from Harvard Business School in Boston, MA.
Sonny Anderson - Chief Infrastructure Officer
Sonny joined QS/1, in 1983, as an applications programmer for the pharmacy product. Over the following 15 years, he played an instrumental role in the creation and development of QS/1’s Point-of-Sale, Home Medical Equipment and Central Office products. In 1998, Sonny was promoted to manager of Systems Programming and then director of Systems in 2001. In 2003, he was promoted to director of Systems and Technology. In 2008, Sonny was named vice president of Development and Systems. In 2018, he was named chief infrastructure officer. In his current position, he is responsible for developing and maintaining a complete technology infrastructure and maintaining QS/1’s physical infrastructure, including buildings and grounds, vehicles, mail and switchboard. Sonny has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina and a MBA from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. Sonny also serves on the board of Spartanburg Community College.
Brent Thomasson - Vice President, Finance
Brent joined QS/1 as Finance manager on June 1, 1999. Prior to joining QS/1, he was an Accounting manager with St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System in Savannah, GA, where his responsibilities included general ledger, accounts payable, budgeting, decision support, tax, fixed assets and payroll. Shortly after coming aboard at QS/1, he began making numerous improvements to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Finance/Accounting department. In May 2004, his role with QS/1 was expanded to include overseeing license agreements, contracts and other related legal issues. Brent was promoted to director of Finance on March 7, 2006. He subsequently assumed oversight for two departments: Hardware and New Systems/Warehouse. He was promoted to vice president on October 1, 2013, adding the responsibility of overseeing QS/1 regional operations and training. Brent has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He also earned his MBA from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, and is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants.
Ed Willett - Vice President, Operations
Ed joined QS/1, in 1982, as a software technician. He served in several managerial positions within the company before being promoted to corporate accounts executive in 1996. In 2004, Ed was promoted to Field Operations manager. In 2006, he was promoted to Field Operations director, overseeing Central Training and QS/1 Regional Offices. In April 2012, Ed was promoted to vice president of National Sales. He now oversees Healthcare and Governmental Sales, Strategic Accounts and Upgrades. As vice president of Operations, Ed has responsibility for Hardware Maintenance, New Systems Setup, Building and Grounds and the QS/1 Regional Offices.