, a provider of business and engineering consulting services, is adding a technology development division.

Called “SouthTunnel,” the group will be led by Jack Sutherland, who is director of development. SouthTunnel will focus on web development and implantation of cutting-edge technology.

Queen Associates also is expanding its management team with Lynn Robertson, a former BellSouth and AT&T executive signing on as director of marketing and business strategy.

Queen Associates is led by Frances Queen, a longtime female entrepreneur in Charlotte.

“SouthTunnel will provide Queen Associates’ clients reliable solutions and the latest technologies, while maintaining integrity and stability in our projects,” Sutherland said in a statement. “In addition to custom development, we also offer a single-source approach we call software as a service, or SaaS. We reduce internal operating costs for customers by reducing development time.”