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QPSI Leaders

Mike Ricketts - CEO

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Mike (Kenneth) Ricketts founded QPSI in 1992 and has grown the company to its current global position, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. As a result, QPSI is currently the largest privately owned contract packaging company in the USA.

Mike's keen eye for innovative businesses has driven his involvement in a variety of projects that span beyond the QPSI enterprise. That includes the successful startup of PEP, a project management company skilled at executing marketing promotions from award to launch.

Similarly, he has channeled his passion for leadership beyond his companies, by mentoring young athletes and aspiring business people toward achieving their personal and professional goals. Mike is the majority owner of QPSI and serves as the Chief Executive Officer for QPSI's Board of Directors.

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Shawn Smith - President

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Previously as QPSI’s Chief Financial Officer and now as its President, Shawn is a proven leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes, helping to drive the Company’s operational efficiencies and bottom-line results.

Shawn has over twenty years of experience working as a finance and operations professional in various companies offering high-volume, complex goods and services. His career path has afforded him a rich mix of knowledge of various aspects of an organization, including finance, operations, sales, marketing, administrative, internal and external processes and information technology, all of which he now brings to QPSI.  In addition to decades of experience, Shawn holds a B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance as well as a M.B.A. from Rowan University, and is a certified public accountant.

Shawn is committed to providing QPSI with strong team leadership to ensure the Company achieves its short and long-term goals, plans and strategies, and remains an industry leader of delivering superior quality products and services at competitive prices.

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Jamara Davis - Chief Financial Officer


Jamara was named QPSI’s Chief Financial Officer in January 2019.  In this position, she is responsible for developing financial and business strategies to support business objectives and growth.  As CFO she provides strategic leadership and oversight of the company’s Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology departments.  Before being named CFO, Jamara was QPSI’s Director of Finance, responsible for leading the Finance & Accounting Team. 

During her tenure at QPSI, Jamara has held positions with increasing leadership responsibility that includes Project Management, Operations, IT, and Marketing. Prior to joining QPSI in 2003, Jamara worked in Financial services, earning her Series 6 License.  Jamara holds a B.S Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Management Information Systems from Drexel University and her MBA from Rowan University.

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Nick Johnson - Vice President of Business Development

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Nick is a supply chain executive with over 16 years of experience focused on data, analytics, finance and strategic supply chain strategy. Nick is responsible for setting and implementing QPSI’s strategy for global business development.

After his time at Kutztown University, where he was a scholar and athlete, Nick has focused his career on driving strategic partnerships and strategies that have provided accelerated growth for QPSI and its customers.

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Brian Frost - Senior Vice President of Corporate Quality

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Brian comes to QPSI with several decades of experience in virtually all areas of supply chain management, manufacturing and packaging, technical services, CMO management and manufacturing network strategy. Brian has held leadership roles his entire career, making significant impacts at companies like Pfizer and most recently, Frost BioPharma Services, an organization providing technical program management and regulatory compliance remediation consultant services to the BioPharma industry.

Brian will be leading the Quality Team to elevate and drive Quality and Compliance at QPSI, with the commitment to enhance the horsepower to accelerate and deepen that culture across the organization. 

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Rich Lassiter - Vice President of Operations


For over 20 years, Rich has been a valued member of the QPSI organization. After joining the team as Assistant Warehouse Manager in 1997, he quickly moved up the ranks to Warehouse Manager, Plant Manager, Regional Plant Manager, Director of Facilities and most recently promoted to VP of Operations. Rich believes that each team member has a direct responsibility to our customers to manufacture the highest quality and to provide the best service possible.

Currently, Rich is responsible for managing facilities projects across all of QPSI's locations nationwide. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining all mechanical, electrical and controls systems, project director to ensure contract compliance, supervising grounds maintenance and plant safety, coordinating all plant renovation projects, supervising employees in a manufacturing and assembly environment, as well as planning and implementing policies, procedures and recommending improvements as it relates to Federal and State guidelines.

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