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Gary Ostendorf joins NTS as the new General Manager of the Chicago Testing Facility


National Technical Systems, Inc. ("NTS"), the leader in qualification
testing, inspection, and certification solutions in North America, is
pleased to announce Gary Ostendorf as the new General Manager for NTS's
testing facility in Chicago, Illinois.

Gary will be responsible for driving the operational and financial
performance of the Chicago laboratory, ensuring it continues to deliver
outstanding testing support and service to customers who utilize the
state-of-the-art facility.

Gary attended the United States Military Academy (West Point), receiving
his Bachelor of Science in Management with a minor in Civil/Mechanical
Engineering. He subsequently continued his education at Arizona State
University, earning his MBA.

Gary has held leadership positions over his career at Honeywell
International Inc., Applied Materials, and the U.S. Army. This includes
executive roles in International Business Development, Marketing,
Program Management, and Quality Engineering.

Gary most recently worked for Nammo Talley, Inc. in Tempe, Arizona as
the Director of International Business Development and Marketing. His
extensive background of management and quality assurance in the
aerospace, defense, and commercial industries make him a great addition
to NTS.

"NTS is shaping the future of the testing industry," said Gary
Ostendorf. "By investing in two state-of-the-art facilities in the
greater Chicago area, NTS is uniquely positioned to offer complex
testing solutions to the entire Midwest region."

About National Technical Systems

National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS) is the leading provider of
qualification testing, inspection and certification services in North
America. NTS serves a broad range of industries, including the civil
aviation, space, defense, nuclear, telecommunications, industrial,
electronics, medical and automotive end markets. Since 1961, NTS has
built the broadest geographic presence in the United States, offering
more than 70 distinct environmental simulation and materials testing
categories, including climatic, structural, dynamics, fluid flow,
EMI/EMC, lightning, product safety, acoustics, failure analysis,
chemical, and other industry-specific tests. Operating through a network
of more than 27 technologically advanced testing laboratories, this
geographically diverse footprint puts NTS facilities in close proximity
to its more than 4,000 clients, allowing NTS to serve the nation's most
innovative companies with industry-leading accessibility and
responsiveness. NTS is accredited by numerous national and international
organizations and operates its inspection division under the Unitek
brand, providing a wide range of supply chain management services. NTS'
certification division, which operates under the NQA brand, is one of
the largest and most respected global ISO registrars, with active
certifications in more than 75 countries. For additional information
about NTS, visit our website at
or call 800-270-2516.

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