Mr. Beard is the President of NTS’s Services Division which include Certification Services (NQA) and Supply Chain Management Services, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the numerous international components of NQA. Mr. Beard is responsible for the strategy, planning, budgeting, M&A, and directing all international management and operational activities for the NTS Services Division including all its subsidiaries. Mr. Beard began his career with NTS in Test Division in Engineering, Project Management, and Environment Test Department management; and went on to senior/executive management roles in both the Certification and Supply Chain business services.
Mr. Beard is highly involved in the evolution of controls in the Aviation, Space and Defense industry’s efforts regarding Risk Management, Management System Controls and International Supply Chain controls. Mr. Beard is an active member in the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), Americas Aerospace Quality Group (AAQG), Americas Aerospace Quality Standards Committee (AAQSC), SAE G-19 for Counterfeit Parts Prevention. He has also had past memberships in the Aerospace Industry Association, Quality Assurance Committee (AIA QAC) and American Society for Quality (ASQ).
Prior to NTS, Mr. Beard held Engineering and Project Management positions at Stone & Webster in the Nuclear Power and Industrial Process industries. Mr. Beard holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.