Chris Hood


Christopher (Chris) Hood is 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.