VP, Business Development
Chris Bartlett is TrueNorth's vice president of business development, responsible for finding and building new business opportunities, as well as growing relationships with strategic partners. Reporting to the CCO, Chris has 20 years of commercial account management experience in the specialized-manufacturing field. His in-depth business systems knowledge helps him to understand customer needs, turn concepts into reality, and provide value-driven solutions.
Chris joined TrueNorth in 2012 as director of product management and became director, key accounts in 2014. In this capacity, Chris was part of the team that launched the company's new generation of handsets and cabin gateway products.
Before coming to work at TrueNorth, Chris held a number of leadership positions at industry leading companies. While at Sanmina, a global manufacturing services provider, he managed the successful launch of a commercial management strategy covering the full scope of profitability, forecasting and metrics. While at Magna International, a Canadian automotive supplier, he managed A2LA (American Association For Laboratory Accreditation) certified test facilities across three geographical locations. This is where he gained extensive experience on meeting government and industry regulatory requirements. A key part of the product development team at Magna, Chris led the development of multiple patents that improve product reliability and efficiency for the automotive industry. An entrepreneur at heart, Chris is able to establish and execute growth strategies, “We’re taking our expertise with business aviation communications systems and applying them to products our OEM partners demand.”
Chris holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK.