June Manufacturing Division Virtual Meeting
As Executive Director of the U.S. Partnership for Assured Electronics, Chris is responsible for establishing and growing this organization that helps ensure the U.S. Government has access to trusted, secure, and resilient electronics supply chains.
Chris has extensive background in driving the innovation and adoption of solutions throughout manufacturing supply chains. He has worked with organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 manufacturers and the Department of Defense. Focus areas include:
• SUPPLY CHAIN INTEROPERABILITY – Research with hundreds of small- to medium-sized U.S. manufacturers has shown interoperability challenges still abound.
• CYBERSECURITY FOR MANUFACTURING – Co-authored several papers and testified before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity.
• ACCELERATING ADOPTION - Work in this area has been documented in several books and in publications ranging from "The Wall Street Journal" to "BusinessWeek" and "IndustryWeek."
Through work and participation in organizations like the National Defense Industrial Association and the Joint Defense ManTech Panel, Chris has become well-known in the defense manufacturing community. He is a frequent speaker on defense manufacturing supply chains and has written several related papers.
Served in the U.S. Coast Guard.