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NTS Strengthens Global Position with Addition of Leadership for Key International Markets

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National Technical Systems, Inc. (“NTS”), the leader in qualification testing, inspection, and certification solutions in North America, announced that Sylvain Allard has joined NTS as Vice President of Operations in Canada and Europe.

The move reinforces the company’s commitment to expanding its presence internationally, as well as its dedication to fostering growth and providing specialized expertise to customers in Canada and Europe.

In this vital role, Allard will establish and drive NTS’s growth strategy and priorities for Canada in what is effectively a comprehensive country manager. “Sylvain will work closely with our U.S. based sales, application engineering, mergers and acquisitions, and other critical support functions to ensure we are optimally positioned to continue to grow our Canadian operations,” said NTS COO Hector Paez.

Paez emphasized that Allard will apply the same charter and scope to the growth and development of the company’s European market presence as NTS continues to cultivate opportunities to expand capabilities in this critical region.

“Sylvain has amassed more than 13 years of executive-level experience in the Testing, Inspection, and Certification industry over an impressive 30-year career,” Paez said. “We are excited to see him apply his broad range of functional and operational expertise to expand our ability to meet the needs of both new and longtime global customers.”

Before joining NTS, Allard served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Eurofins-EnvironeX, the largest analysis laboratory in Quebec. Prior to this role, he was President of Eurofins Environmental Testing Canada—overseeing four labs, three branches and 180 employees across Quebec and Ontario. Allard holds a P. Eng. License, a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal and an Executive MBA from Sherbrooke University in Quebec.

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, ordnance, 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.