As Senior Director of Aircraft Integration, Chris leads a diverse team of engineers within the disciplines of System Safety, Project Engineering, Mass Properties, Vehicle Integration, Systems Engineering, Human Factors, and Data Management. The goal of Aircraft Integration is to ensure all aircraft systems operate correctly individually and together as installed on the aircraft. His team provides means to show that intersystem requirements have been satisfied and that all opportunities to discover and eliminate undesired and unintended functions are taken.
During his 19-year career in the aerospace industry, Chris worked on several aircraft and space vehicle programs at Gulfstream Aerospace, Ball Aerospace, and now, Boom. Early on, he worked as a designer, developing flight control and structural repairs for legacy Gulfstream aircraft. As a system safety engineer, he assessed fleet risk for in-service G450/G550 aircraft and analyzed safety impacts for development aircraft like the G650. He led root cause and accident analysis, including the NTSB investigation of the 2014 GIV rejected takeoff accident. As a project engineer and program manager, Chris has led teams to develop propulsion systems for the G700/800 aircraft, design special mission modifications, and manage customers in support of their multi-aircraft fleets.
Chris graduated from the University of Colorado (Boulder) with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University in Atlanta, GA. He’s a native of Colorado, with tight family connections to Tulsa, OK and Cuenca, Ecuador. Outside of work, you can find Chris hiking a trail or coaching a sports team for one of his 4 sons.