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QA1 names Chuck Olson Director of Engineering

Olson will lead teams responsible for new product development and continuous improvement.

QA1's Chuck Olson
QA1's Chuck Olson

QA1 is excited to announce that Chuck Olson has joined the QA1 team as Director of Engineering. Olson will be leading the design and manufacturing engineers and is responsible for new product development and continuous improvement. QA1 supplies rod ends and linkage products to a variety of markets including packaging machinery, agriculture, motorsports, and construction.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to develop new products for an extremely diverse line of high-quality parts for the circle track, drag racing, street performance, street rod and industrial markets,” says Olson. “We have an excellent engineering team at QA1, and we’re all focused on bringing the best possible products to market.”

Olson brings a wealth of experience to this position, having worked in contract manufacturing and product design for the past 22 years. He has also been active in dirt circle track racing for much of the last 25 years and is an avid enthusiast.

“We are thrilled to add Chuck to the QA1 team,” says QA1 President Melissa Scoles. “His experience and leadership will be invaluable as we continue expanding our lines by designing and manufacturing innovative products.”

Olson races a Wissota Modified with his father and uncle as a summer hobby. He also enjoys spending time with his family and building cars in his shop during Minnesota winters.

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