Chris Whitley

Chief Engineer

Chris is a highly experienced multi-discipline engineer with over 35 years of experience in the Aerospace Industry primarily in the field of Electro-Mechanical actuation. In addition, he has a wealth of experience leading technical teams in both Research and Commercial environments. He provides this experience to Olsen in a consultancy capacity having previously worked for major companies such as Ultra, GE, Lucas Aerospace and Triumph in roles ranging from Principal Systems Engineer through Chief Technologist to Technical Director. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a member of the IET (MIET) and holds a BSc in Electronic Engineering.

What Chris says:

As a consultant Technical Director to Olsen, I can provide Technical guidance to many of the challenging projects emerging with the rapid move to electric actuation in Aerospace and other industries. Olsen provides me with an opportunity to leverage my years of experience in an agile, responsive company well-positioned to provide practical solutions in sensible timescales.

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