ALLENDALE, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--QST Consultations, Ltd. announced today the recent hiring of Veronica L. Powell as the company’s Director of Operations. Powell will be responsible for the oversight of the data management and statistical services groups. In addition, she will support business development activities as well as strategic direction of the company.

Nancy Fitzgerald, CEO of QST, said, "I am very pleased that Veronica has joined QST. Veronica will be a valuable addition as QST continues to grow in all areas of the pharmaceutical and medical device research industries. Veronica brings extensive knowledge of statistical methodology and data management best practices which makes her ideally suited to lead the operations of our organization. Veronica will contribute to strengthening, developing and maintaining strong relationships with our existing pharmaceutical and medical device clients."

With more than 15 years of experience in pharmaceutical and medical device research, Powell has served as a Senior Biostatistician, Manager and as an Associate Director for several well known Clinical Research Organizations. She is also experienced in providing support for client regulatory agency submissions and audits.

Veronica L. Powell, Director of Operations at QST said, "From the moment I was introduced to QST, I knew the company was different. The level of quality, focus and service that the individuals which make up this company operate with in servicing its clients is unparalleled within the industry. It was an honor to join such an amazing team and I look forward to the bright future that lies ahead for QST.

In 2006 Powell received her Masters Degree in Applied Statistics from the Pennsylvania State University and in 2009 her Masters Degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Statistics. She is also a member of various industry-related organizations.