Quala adds experience and strength to its executive team with the appointment of Eric Amstutz to a key leadership role dedicated to the company's continued growth trend and expanding vertical markets.



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TO BUSINESS, ENERGY, AND TRAVEL EDITORS:

Quala Announces Appointment of President of New IBC Division

TAMPA, Fla., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quala, North America's

trusted leader in IBC and bulk transportation services as well as

comprehensive sustainable container solutions, announced today the

appointment of Eric Amstutz as President of the IBC Division of the

company effective immediately.

Bringing with him 25 years of industry experience, Eric joined Quala

in 2010 with the acquisition of Manfredi Special Services in

Cleveland, OH. Eric's past experience involved the ownership and

operations of Manfredi Special Services, an ISO 9001 Certified

industry leader of IBC and supply chain management. Additionally, Eric

has also held tank truck and operational sales leadership positions

with major trucking companies including Manfredi Motor Transit and

DistTech. Eric brings a clear understanding of Quala's leading

customer base and will help position the company for continued growth

in the IBC business segment.

Commenting on the most recent appointment for Quala, Chief Executive

Officer, Mike Bauer said, "Having worked with Eric in the past, I am

confident in his skills and I know that he brings the attitude,

confidence and energy to the Quala leadership team that will continue

to drive the business to a new level. Eric's appointment plays a key

role in our growth strategy and I welcome him to our executive team."

"I'm excited to head up Quala's new IBC division and look forward to

expanding the company's IBC footprint," Amstutz said. "The company has

experienced significant growth since 2009 and I expect to see that

pattern continue. This new division will be well positioned to create

value for our customers and stakeholders."

"We are extremely pleased that Eric is heading up our new IBC

division," said Terry O'Brien, President of Quala. "Having a highly

accomplished professional with a proven track record of success in the

IBC industry is paramount to reaching beyond our current business

parameters. The outlook for Quala's growth potential is substantial

with Eric heading up this new division for the company."

About Quala:

Quala is a privately owned company, providing sustainable container

solutions to the chemical, oil & gas, transportation, food & beverage,

automotive and environmental services industries. Quala operates in

55+ locations in 26 states and Canada. With almost 60 years experience

and over 600 dedicated professionals, Quala is North America's largest

independent provider of tank trailer cleaning, ISO container depot

services and IBC cleaning, testing and reconditioning services. Quala

is a proud member of National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC), National

Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and Reusable Industrial

Packaging Association (RIPA). (www.quala.us.com).

Contact for Media Inquiries: Erik Leto-CFO 813.321.6474 Email

Read more news from Quala.

SOURCE Quala

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