BOARD MEMBER & SOURCING EXECUTIVE
Christopher (Chris) Hood is the Vice President of Global Sourcing at Plexus Corporation. Prior to this, Chris was Global Sourcing Executive for the Imaging division of GE Healthcare. His global team of supply-chain professionals builds and improves high-tech supply chains. The job covers more than $1.5 billion of spending for 200+ medical devices made at 11 manufacturing sites with 35,000 parts from 1200 suppliers. Electronics and electronic components constitute 25% of the buy.
Prior to his most recent position, Chris spent 15 months with GE Ventures as Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and founder/CEO of Naiad Physics Corporation. Naiad Physics was a seed-stage startup innovating desalination technology in San Francisco, California.
Aside from a cumulative 16-year tenure with the General Electric Corporation, Chris has been a business leader at four other companies including Exide, Johnson Controls, Rockwell Automation and Rexnord. A true general manager, Chris has experience in supply-chain, commercial operations, quality, finance and product marketing.
Chris holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of Illinois.