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Chris Beaufait

President & CEO, Sharper Shape

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Member since: 2021

Chris Beaufait serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Sharper Shape -- the market leader in delivering transformative inspection solutions for the utility industry. Beaufait is a proven business leader with extensive global experience and joined Sharper Shape from his role as Chief Operating Officer of Sarcos Robotics. Chris led Sarcos’ commercialization and development efforts for powered exoskeletons and teleoperated inspection robots. Before 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. Before 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 BSc in Systems Engineering.