Our Mission Statement
“QIS strives to improve quality throughout the entire meat industry by working with our clients and maintaining uncompromising ethics and integrity.”
In 1996, Charlie and his business partner, formed a meat processing company of their own. This company, M/S Technologies, specializes in case-ready, further processed, value-added meat items primarily for retail grocery stores. Beef Products Venture in Roanoke, Virginia is partially owned by M/S Technologies and provides both marinated and ready-to-cook meat items. They have supplied such companies as Sam’s Club, The Kroger Company, Food Lion, Shoppers Warehouse, and numerous military commissaries. Sales approximated $9 million in 2008.
During Charlie’s career in the meat industry, he’s visited most of the major beef and pork packers processing facilities. He has also worked with representatives from throughout the industry, including academia, laboratory testing personnel, and USDA and State regulatory officials. Charlie’s agricultural background, extensive work with meat processing facilities, long tenure with the retail meat business all provide a unique set of experiences to draw upon. Charlie was appointed by Governor Warner in 2003 to serve on the Virginia Beef Industry Council as the packer representative and subsequently elected Chair in 2006. He currently serves as Virginia’s representative to the Meat Export Federation Board of Directors.
Charlie Drumheller has developed a tried and true specification and sampling plan that has been utilized by major supermarket chains for over 23 years. It not only evaluates the inbound meat products for critical information for standard receiving, but evaluates the product utilizing Industry accepted sampling plans but creates a proactive outcome that has been accepted by the largest meat fabricators in the industry. Both the supermarket industry and the meat fabricators trust the fair and consistent programs instituted by QIS.
Charlie Drumheller has served as a qualified Expert in providing professional credible testimony in cases involving quality issues in the meat industry.
A native and resident of Swoope, Virginia, Charlie, his wife, Vicki, and his two sons own and operate his 365-acre family farm. He is active in his church and, along with his wife, served as the senior high youth advisors for over ten years. His younger son, Bobby, graduated in Agriculture Economics at Virginia Tech, helps administer the Soil and Water Conservation Programs on local farms, and assists on the family farm. His older son, Billy, also graduated from Virginia Tech in Electrical Engineering and is working in the Washington, DC area.