About the Author
David A. Tompos, LEED AP BC+D, is the president and chief executive officer of NTA and has the responsibility of the overall strategic vision and direction of the company. He also oversees all government relations, which includes NTA’s involvement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and state agencies. Tompos studied at Purdue University and holds a bachelor's degree in computer and electrical engineering. After graduating in 1998, he started his career at NTA as director of testing services at the NTA Testing Laboratory. During this time, he gained a thorough understanding of manufactured housing testing procedures, inspection, product evaluation and in-plant quality control. While serving as director of testing services, Tompos also pioneered the development of the industry’s first electronic plan review software, eDAPIA. This advanced software revolutionized the process of third-party design review by eliminating the delay in the traditional mail process and saving manufacturers considerable time and money. Before leaving his position as director of testing services, Tompos started the testing laboratory.