American Technology Services Recognized as One of the “12 to Watch” Businesses in Virginia

American Technology Services Identified as a Leader in the Small Business Community

9/8/2011 – American Technology Services, Inc. is being recognized today as one of the “12 to Watch” companies in Virginia at the 29th Annual Virginia Forum for Excellence.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a company to watch in Virginia,” said Jeff Chandler, President of American Technology Services. “Being a part of this program has given us an opportunity to spend time evaluating our company based on the Baldridge Criteria for Performance Excellence.  We’ve gained insights on how we operate and will use this information to leverage our strengths, improve our processes, and ultimately, provide better service to our clients.”

In its inaugural year, the “12 to Watch” program is a partnership led by Virginia SPQA and includes the Virginia Department of Business Assistance, the Small Business Administration, the National Federation of Independent Business, and the Office of the Lt. Governor of Virginia in its role as Virginia’s Chief Jobs Creation Officer.

According to Jo Rohr, Virginia SPQA’s Board Chair, “small businesses are the engine of job creation – for those small businesses which are ready, Virginia SPQA has created a special effort intended to assist a selected few to prepare for the challenges of growth within the context of the Nation’s standard for performance excellence.”  Based on sustainable growth predicting factors developed by Virginia SPQA, 12 small businesses have been selected to participate.  The 12 receive Criteria for Performance Excellence training, mentoring and scholarship participation in Virginia SPQA’s Discovery Program and other events. Rohr went on to say “those businesses on the cusp of major growth which are able to address the broader issues associated with the Nation’s performance excellence standards have a higher probability of success.”

About Virginia SPQA
Virginia SPQA is a non‐profit all volunteer organization and one of 38 state based award programs administering the use of Nation’s performance criteria standard.

About American Technology Services, Inc. (ATS®)

American Technology Services, Inc. (ATS®) is a leading provider of comprehensive IT and web design and development services. Founded in 1994, the company has a strong track record of providing high-quality services to organizations of all sizes, from small and mid-sized associations and nonprofits, financial institutions, government contractors, and professional services firms to large corporations. ATS’ broad experience includes IT strategy & consultingmanaged IT services & network supportweb design & development, and managed hosting & cloud services. ATS is headquartered in Fairfax, VA with offices in Bethesda, MD, and Raleigh, NC. Learn more at

If you would like more information on this topic, please contact Jeff Chandler at 703.876.0300 or by email at

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