Engineering Integration Leader
Chris began his career with Toyota in 1995 in Design and Evaluation. In this role, Chris worked extensively in establishing a North American supplier base, designing and testing Toyota’s North American vehicles and training in Japan.
Chris moved to GE Aviation in 2000 and spent 16 years in Engineering working in Systems, Advanced turbine blade technology, mechanical systems, and externals integration. During this period he held several roles of increasing responsibility including NPI Team Leader, Black Belt, Module Manager and Subsection Manager.
Chris started his GE career in externals integration working on the GE90 Base and -115B engines. In 2001, he was selected as the team leader for the GP7200 project and led the overall external interface and coordination with Airbus and Pratt & Whitney as part of the Engine Alliance for the A380 program, In 2006, he was promoted to Module Manager, GEnx Low Pressure Turbine.
In 2012 he was selected to lead the Next Generation Blade team. This program was critical to the selection of the LEAP engine for many customers enabling 1% fuel burn benefit and disrupting the investment casting industry. This new technology required significant development of a team, facilities and invention of multiple new technologies.
In November of 2014, Chris was named Section Manager for Additive. In this role, he enabled a team to develop and test the A-CT7 engine, certify the LEAP fuel nozzle, create an additive heat exchanger team and further develop additive applications for multiple other programs. His teams also created and generated over 50 patents in 2016 alone. Chris also led the engineering function during the acquisition of Concept Laser and Arcam in 2016.
In October of 2016, Chris became the Engineering Integration leader for GE Additive. Chris has stood up a team to accelerate additive adoption across GE and to provide engineering consulting outside of GE to facilitate machine and material sales.
Chris received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. He has been married to his wife Jen for 21 years and they have three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and has a tremendous passion for coaching and community service.