PQA, the largest independent provider of software testing services in Canada, announced today that it has opened a new regional office in Vancouver, BC.  The strategic location, and the addition of Trevor Atkins as Regional Director and Patrick Gatien as Senior Sales Executive, was a logical step to allow PQA to better deliver value-add services to its customers across the continent.

“As part of our ongoing expansion, PQA is pleased to open its latest office in Vancouver, BC. The strategic location of the Vancouver office, as well as the addition of two key personnel with 20+ years of experience in delivering software testing services, allows us to better serve our growing North American client base,” said Keith McIntosh, CEO of PQA. “We look forward to being closer to our new and existing customers along the West Coast while continuing to offer the world class service they expect from our New Brunswick headquarters.”

Trevor Atkins, PQA’s new Regional Director for the Pacific region, has worked for almost 15 years out of Vancouver delivering software testing services to the local and North American industry with the majority of that time spent with QA Labs Inc.

“Not so many years ago, the ‘hybrid’ delivery model was considered innovative,” said Trevor Atkins.  “Today, just as at that time, we understand it to be a crucial component to maintaining close contact with our customers while allowing a team-centric solution to be provided to the project.  At PQA we are very conscious of balancing the need for proximity and for leverage – the Vancouver office will help us provide the right people in the right places.”