Vicki Panhuise

Chief Executive Officer

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.