January 4, 2007 – Fullerton, CA –National Technical Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of engineering services, is pleased to announce the addition of John F. Lichtig, of Lichtig EMC Consulting, LLC, on a consulting basis, to the technical staff as Senior Telecommunications Consultant. 

John has over 22 years experience in the telecommunications arena.  During his 15 year tenure at Telcordia, he was responsible for electromagnetic interference systems designs, particularly radio frequency interference suppression, and establishment of RFI immunity and emission standards for telecommunications facilities (i.e., GR-1089).  Mr. Lichtig was one of the original authors of GR-1089-CORE which addresses testing to Electrical and Safety issues in the telecommunications industry.  Mr. Lichtig currently chairs IEC CISPR I WG3 overseeing the development of CISPR Publications 22 (ITE emissions) and 24 (ITE immunity).  He also chairs ANSI ASC C63™ Subcommittee 3 (International Standardization) coordinating US EMC standards activities. 

“NTS is pleased to have John on board in this capacity,” commented Dwight Moore, NTS Chief Operating Officer, “John’s expertise will further enhance the test, engineering and consulting services NTS can provide to our clients.”

Mr. Lichtig will be based at the NTS' Fullerton, CA facility.  He can be reached at 714-879-6110 or John.Lichtig@ntscorp.com.

About NTS

National Technical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of engineering services to the defense, aerospace, telecommunications, automotive and high technology markets. Through a world-wide network of resources, NTS provides full product life-cycle support, offering world class design engineering, compliance, testing, certification, quality registration and program management. For additional information about NTS, visit our website at www.ntscorp.com or call 800-270-2516.

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