Chris Jaran

CEO, Terrafugia

Chris Jaran is the CEO of Terrafugia Inc and brings thirty years of experience in the technology and transport industries. Over the course of his career, he has served in a number of roles with increasing responsibility ranging from oversight of the development of major aircraft designs to establishment and managing operations for leading corporations in new markets. Most recently, Chris was Vice President and Managing Director at Bell Helicopter with responsibility for the all of the company’s operations in China. Prior to this, he led Operations Implementation at Virginia-based TetraTech AMT, where he was involved in the Federal Aviation Authority’s transition to integrated ground and space based navigation systems and its modernization initiatives. Before joining TetraTech AMT, Chris spent nearly twenty years at various subsidiaries of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in roles that included Chief Operations Officer, President and General Manager. Chris has an MS and BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has served on various committees for the Federal Aviation Administration, the Helicopter Association International and the American Helicopter Society.

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