ChemResearch in Phoenix announced the addition of Mark Soward to its team as the Quality Manager.

Soward has more than 30 years of experience in aerospace, electroplating, non-destructive testing, and chemical processing, including more than 20 years in quality management roles.

From 2011 to his hiring at ChemResearch, Soward was Quality Assurance Manager at StandardAero’s Business Aviation division. He was also QAM at Hixson Metal Finishing in California from 1995 to 2004.

As a distinguished Armed Forces veteran, Soward also has earned widespread recognition and respect within the industry.

“Bringing Mark onboard, with his extensive industry experience and direct connections to our clientele, represents a major victory for ChemResearch and all our customers. His integration into our leadership team is expected to produce immediate and positive impacts for both our internal team and our customers,” says Tony Bouie, President/CEO of ChemResearch. “We are proud and excited to welcome such an exceptional talent to our company, and confident in the significant contributions Mark will make towards advancing ChemResearch to new heights.”

Founded in 1954, CRC is an AS9100 and Nadcap-certified, ITAR-registered single-source metal finishing service provider for the aerospace, defense, medical, semiconductor/electronics, space, and heavy equipment industries. Their multi-shift 65,000 square foot processing facility services regional and national machine shops, including industry-leading OEMs such as BAE Systems, Bell Helicopter, Bombardier Aerospace, Eaton, General Electric, Honeywell, Hamilton Sundstrand, Goodrich, Northrop Grumann, Parker Aerospace, Rolls Royce, Spirit AeroSystems, Space X, Woodward, and more.