Term Expired May 2023
George Spottswood is Owner and CEO of Quality Filters, Inc. (QFI) in Robertsdale, Alabama. QFI was incorporated in 1981 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Mr. Spottswood and his father, Horace Spottswood, purchased the business in 1983. At the time of purchase, QFI employed eight associates and operated out of a 10,000-square foot rented facility, manufacturing a single HVAC air filter product. Today, QFI employs 150 associates and operates out of a 70,000-square foot corporate-owned facility. He has served two terms as associate council president of the National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) as well as served on several NAFA committees in varying roles. Mr. Spottswood has been involved with the Alabama Technology Network (ATN, Alabama’s MEP Center) since 2005. He was named 2005 ATN Business Innovator of the Year for the state of Alabama. Other corporate awards include the 2011 Innovator of the Year Award for Alabama by the Southern Growth Policy Board.