WHO WE ARE
The owner, Marla "No Stress"Hollenquest, has 30 years of quality management experience in manufacturing.
Her first job after graduating from Colorado State University was working as a production supervisor at Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn Stamping Plant. Instead of quitting after about one year of long hours and hard, challenging work, she was encouraged by her boss to explore options in the Quality department.
At the time, the plant was pursuing QS-9000, a tough automotive quality management system certification. She shadowed the consultant for several months and realized that she wanted his job.
He told her she needed to get some more experience so she worked in the automotive, aerospace and medical device industries for 25 more years to gain expertise and enjoy being a manufacturing consultant, auditor and trainer.
Marla has successfully consulted with over 280 product and service oriented organizations in the last 5 years to achieve stress-free certifications.
With a knack for problem solving, strategic partnerships with essential subject matter experts, and the ability to make difficult business topics easy-to-understand for all levels, Advantage Quality Professionals was established to help organizations achieve their strategic goals.
Marla is 280 - 0 in certifications and also an exceptional golfer.