Chief Operating Officer
Tracy Messenger, Chief Operating Officer of ASTAR, Inc. carries over 30 years of experience in the fields of regulatory compliance, management, quality assurance, operations, and training. Messenger’s wealth of knowledge has been built from serving over 20 years in the United States Air Force as a Senior NCO. Messenger served from 1989-2009 in a range of positions including Senior Surveillance Inspector, Quality Assurance Inspector, and Safety Specialist, ensuring and enforcing DOD, DOT, OSHA, and EPA regulations. In the years following, Messenger worked for almost 5 years with Veriforce operating as the Compliance Audit Manager. While at Veriforce, Messenger managed and performed Evaluator, OQ, and DOT drug and alcohol audits (49 CFR Parts 40 & 199). Messenger also provided OQ and drug and alcohol consulting to pipeline operators and contractors during this time. Messenger is a graduate of the American Military University, holding an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies, as well as an Associate Degree in Applied Science from the Community College of the United States Air Force. Messenger is certified as an OQ Evaluator (Veriforce, NCCER, EWN, and MEA), a PEC SafeLand Instructor and an ITS and OQSG Proctor. Messenger has been with ASTAR, Inc. almost 4 years, focusing on general management of the company, as well as serving as a leader of the team in his position of Chief Operating Officer.