We like to create, to evolve, to realize challenges and to get the results.


We want to make difference and add value to our customers and partners.

Our Team

Paulo SampaioFounding Partner

Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management by University of Minho (2002). PhD in Production and Systems Engineering (2008). (2000-2005) Performed teaching duties, in the category of Monitor, in the Department of Production and Systems at University of Minho; (2002-2004) Project Manager R & D in the Portuguese Association of Certification; (2004-2008) Doctorate Fellow of the Foundation for Science and Technology; (2009- ...) University Professor, in the category of Associate Professor, at University of Minho.
More information at www.linkedin.com/in/paulo-sampaio-phd

Isabel SilvaFounding Partner

Degree in Environmental Engineering by Universidade Fernando Pessoa (2002). Graduate in Integrated Systems - Quality, Environment and Safety by Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (2011). (2008-...) Trainer in the areas of Environment, Safety and Health at Work and Quality. (2002- ...) Engineering Professional at Bosch Car Multimédia Portugal S.A. Performed functions in the area of infrastructure and maintenance of buildings, and in the purchasing sector in Bosch Ibérica team. Currently works in the Department of Environment and Safety and Health at Work and is responsible for the physical security of the facilities.
More information at http://www.linkedin.com/in/IsabelFernandaSilva

Ana MonteiroExecutive Director and Senior Consultant

Degree in Chemistry - Quality Control of Textiles by University of Minho (2007). Graduate in Integrated Management Systems - Quality, Environment and Safety by Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (2010). Implemented the Quality Management System in Ordem dos Engenheiros – Região Norte where was the Quality responsible, with preparation and execution of internal audits, as well as monitoring and control of the Plans of Actions of the Board of Directors (2011-2014). Q4E Executive Director, Senior Consultant and Trainer in the areas of Quality and Environment, provides support services in management and improvement at Q4E clients organizations. (2014 - ...).
More information at http://www.linkedin.com/in/anamonteiroq4e

Joana SoaresCommunication and Commercial ManagementT

Degree in Communication Sciences and Master - Advertising and Public Relations - by University of Minho (2008). Worked at Ordem dos Engenheiros - Região Norte, being responsible for the development and management of the Marketing and Communication Plan; By the production of content for the different media; By the edition of INFO Magazine and management of social networks, as well as in events organization and institutional relations (2010-2015).Performed a curricular internship in Public Relations (03 months) and collaborated in press management and organization events at Communication Office of University of Minho (2008-2010). Communication and Comercial Manager of Q4E.
More information at https://www.linkedin.com/in/joana-soares

Maria MacielSenior Consultant

Degree in Chemistry - Quality Control of Textiles by University of Minho (2007). Worked in the areas of Quality, Safety and Health at Work, where was responsible for the maintenance of the Quality Management System, for the implementation of the BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) and for the certification of products according to STANDARD 100 by OEKOTEX (2008-2017). Q4E Senior Consultant and Trainer in the areas of Quality, Safety and Health at Work.
More information at www.linkedin.com/in/mariamaciel

Specialists

Filipa OliveiraQuality, Environment, Safety, Hygiene and Health at Work

Degree in Chemistry - Quality Control of Textile Materials by University of Minho (2007). Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Management Systems - Quality, Environment and Safety by Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (2010). Higher Health and Safety at Work (2010, CAP nº 04051006C5). Quality, Environment and Safety Delegate and Superior Technician of Occupational Safety and Health in the North Region of LUSÁGUA - Serviços Ambientais, SA, namely in the implementation and monitoring of the Quality Management System by ISO 9001, preparation and follow-up of certification audits, and in the application of standards and legislation in the area of ​​environment, safety, hygiene and health at work. Implemented the Quality, Environmental and Safety Management System at EMASISA - Exploration and Maintenance of Environmental Systems, Lda. Consultant and Trainer in the areas of Quality, Environment, Safety and Health at Work. Q4E Senior Consultant.

Filipe CarvalhoQuality, Environment, Safety and Health at Work, Social Responsibility

Degree in Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources by UTAD. Master's degree in Industrial Engineering (Area of specialization - Quality, Safety and Maintenance) by the University of Minho and in Integrated Systems of Management of Quality, Environment and Safety by Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA). Graduated in Integrated Systems of Management of the Quality, Environment and Security by Oporto Superior Institute of Engineering (ISEP). Consultant, auditor and trainer in the areas of quality, environment, safety and health at work and social responsibility. Q4E Senior Consultant.

Isabel VilarHygiene, Safety and Health at Work and First Aid

Degree in European Studies from Modern University (1999). Emergency Medicine Course (TAS) by National Institute of Medical Emergency (INEM) Lisbon (1999) and Recertification (2002; 2013). Higher Technical Course on Safety and Hygiene at Work (Certificate of Professional Aptitude of Higher Technician) awarded by IDICT nº 0410/3134/02 (2003/2004). European First Aid Course by the Portuguese Red Cross of Braga (2011). Basic Life Support Course with External Automatic Desfibrillation - Certificate of Professional Training - Helpcare - Certification of the National Institute of Medical Emergence (2013). (2009 ...) Health, Safety and Environment Manager at Bosch Car Multimédia Portugal S.A - Braga. Q4E Senior Consultant.

João Paulo CardosoProblem Solving, Lean Manufacturing/Lean Office/Lean Services, Six Sigma

Degree in Communication (2009) and Sociology (2010) by University of Minho. Doctorate in Communication Sciences by University of Aveiro. (2000-2007) Team Leader at Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, S.A., responsible for team management, definition and monitoring of objectives and problem solving; (2007 -...) Bosch Production System Technician, responsible for the elaboration of VSM and VSD, development and implementation of the 5's methodology, implementation of Lean systems and moderation of workshops in the areas related to Lean production systems. (2009 -...) Consultant in the area of Problem Solving, Lean Production, Standards development and Six Sigma. Q4E Senior Consultant.

Laurentina Reis Quality, Environment, Safety and Health at Work, 5S Methodologies

Degree in Production Engineering by University of Minho (1994). Post-graduation in Occupational Safety and Health by Lusíada University (2003) and Master's Degree in Integrated Management Systems of Quality, Environment and Safety by the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (2012 ...). Superior Technician of Work Safety at the Hospital of Braga. Consultant and Trainer in the areas of Quality, Environment, Safety and Health at Work and Implementation of 5S Methodologies. Q4E Senior Consultant.

Ricardo MachadoStrategic Planning, Balanced Scorecard and Organizational Culture

Integrated Master in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Minho (2008). Master's degree in Human Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (2009). (2009-2011) Held a consultant role in the Department of Production Engineering at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro; (2010-2014) International Experience in Project Management Planning and Strategic Management, with emphasis on Balanced Scorecard and Organizational Culture methodology; (2014 -...) Manager of the Balanced Scorecard of DST Group. Consultant and trainer in the areas of Strategic Planning, Balanced Scorecard and Organizational Culture. Q4E Senior Consultant.