| Subscribe for news

Succession plan implemented at QED Environmental; Founder Ian Tremain retires, Michael Taranto joins partnership

Twenty two years after founding the firm, Ian Tremain announces his retirement from QED Environmental Services. In a smooth transition, partners Ryan Tremain and Joe Scholz will be joined by new partner Michael Taranto who acquires Ian’s interest in the firm. Ian Tremain founded QED in 1993 with the vision of independence in the measurement and reporting of HVAC performance. Following successful introduction to the market of internal environment audits, in 2005 with an expanding team he launched hazardous materials surveys, setting the pace of growth in this product as regulations tightened. 2013 saw the firm achieve NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) accreditation for its service offerings, including the only Australian accreditation as internal air quality inspector.

“Since the beginning we’ve aligned ourselves with some of the best and brightest property industry people in the country and by striving to serve their evolving needs we’ve grown along with them. I’d like to thank all our customers, large and small, for their unwavering support over the years. I welcome Michael to the partnership and wish the whole team every success for the future” commented Ian Tremain.

Michael Taranto has a diverse business background, owning and growing industrial services businesses in various sectors including archives management, security, healthcare and transport/logistics. QED benefits from his substantial experience re-positioning businesses for sustainable growth by combining these skills with the deep industry knowledge of the existing management team. He commented:

“I honour Ian Tremain's vision in founding QED and his tenacity to evangelise independent auditing of the built environment to property owners and managers across the country. I’m thrilled to be working with this incredibly talented team at QED who are absolutely dedicated to the integrity of work they undertake for our customers in the property and healthcare industries.”

For the existing partners, this transition brings bright prospects for QED’s customers and staff. Joe Scholz, Partner commented: “This will enable us to strengthen our core offering to customers - we have some exciting developments in the pipeline for both healthcare and commercial markets”. And Ryan Tremain, Partner commented: “We see this opening significant opportunity for our existing team and for new built environment professional talent as our offering expands.”

Recent Posts

QED Chemical Register Integration with Sine

02nd Oct

The QED Chemical Register now integrates with the Sine contractor check-in module....

Alarmist claim about mould in ABC News story

15th Aug

The inaccuracy in this recent story by the ABC caught our eye....

Slip Testing for Hotels; Whitepaper

01st Aug

Hotel owners have a legal duty of care with regard to the risk of pedestrians slipping on floor surfaces....

View All

How IEQ Impacts Employee Productivity

We believe tenants should engage with landlords on the indoor environment quality with the same level of importance at which they consider the energy consumption of a building – it will improve their bottom line faster!

White Papers

August 01st 2019

Slip Testing for Hotels; Whitepaper

Hotel owners have a legal duty of care with r...

January 10th 2018

Response To Contamination From Fire Damaged Asbestos Materials – A Structured Approach

In the unfortunate event of fire in a property containi...

October 30th 2017

Clandestine Laboratory Assessment and Management

Clandestine drug laboratories, also known as clan labs,...

View More

Latest News

October 02nd 2019

QED Chemical Register Integration with Sine

The QED Chemical Register now integrates with the Sine ...

August 15th 2019

Alarmist claim about mould in ABC News story

The inaccuracy in this recent story by the ABC caught o...

July 31st 2019

Do Women Work Better When Warmer? Gender and the effect of temperature on cognitive performance

A recent study shows that office temperature may have a...

View More

Need more information? We’re here to help you...

Get in touch