Chris Forrest is Vice President of Global Airport Systems for Rockwell Collins. He is responsible for the general management of Global Airports, including setting the organization’s strategic direction and overseeing operations, product management, global support and business development. Chris manages operations worldwide, which includes over 130 locations throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He has a staff of more than 500 employees and is responsible for generating $115M+ annually. Prior to Rockwell Collins’ acquisition of ARINC, he spent several years in ARINC’s Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) division where he successfully managed the Airports & Network Solutions business, providing information & communication technology products and solutions to the aviation industry in the region. Chris also has extensive experience in finance, international business operations and new business development. He has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration from Towson University and an MBA in Finance from Loyola College.