EVP & Chief Operating Officer
Chris Beaufait serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Sarcos Robotics. In this role, he has primary responsibility for the commercialization, production, and delivery of Sarcos products. Beaufait leads the product engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain teams and works closely with other senior company leaders to ensure Sarcos products exceed customer expectations as well as assure the financial results and culture exceed the expectations of employees and investors.
Beaufait is a technology-focused business leader with deep global experience. Prior to joining Sarcos, he led the Asia Pacific & China business as a Group SVP and President for Vestas, the world’s leading wind power and services company. For 16 years before Vestas, he worked for the General Electric Company. He held a variety of senior executive roles, including President of China Commercial Aircraft Programs, President and General Manager for GE’s global avionics business, and as the Leader of Business Development (mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships) for GE Corporate China, GE Aviation and GE Transportation. Prior to GE, Beaufait served for 11 years in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Officer and certified nuclear engineer. He also holds multiple Six Sigma certifications.
Beaufait serves as a Board member for Heartland Water Technology. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Systems Engineering.