Gary Ostendorf Joins NTS as the new General Manager of the Chicago Testing Facility – Jul 31, 2018

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

Chicago, IL (July 31, 2018). 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, serving 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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