Vicki Panhuise joined NTS in October 2015 as President of NTS Testing and in March 2016 was promoted to Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Dr. Panhuise has responsibility for a broad range of key initiatives, including furthering the company’s operational capabilities, driving the company’s growth strategy, and fostering a common culture of superior customer service and thought leadership across NTS’ national network of technologically advanced testing laboratories.
Dr. Panhuise brings a wealth of experience to NTS having spent more than 30 years in a variety of leadership roles in both the aerospace and defense industries. She began her career at General Electric as a nondestructive test engineer before joining Honeywell International. During her tenure at Honeywell, Dr. Panhuise held a number of senior executive positions, including serving as Vice President of Regional Aircraft, Vice President of Commercial & Military Helicopters and Vice President of Military Aircraft.
After leaving Honeywell, Dr. Panhuise served as the President of Airborne Systems Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of high-performance personnel and cargo parachutes, which she led through the sale of the business to TransDigm Group in December 2013. As a Six Sigma Leadership Black Belt, she has also advised aerospace and defense companies on change management, acquisition integration, and program management best practices. Dr. Panhuise earned a B.A. in Mathematics from Wells College, both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and an MBA from the University of Arizona. She is a member, and the former President and Chairman of the Board, of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing.