Christopher Thompson

Grid Power Business Unit Manager
Eaton
Chris Thompson is the Grid Power Business Unit Manager at Eaton and has over 20 years of experience with power conversion systems.  In his current role, Chris manages product lines for high-power inverters that connect both solar and storage systems to the grid.  Prior to this, Chris was the Director of Advanced Power Conversion for First Solar and before First Solar was the VP of Engineering and Product Development at Xantrex Technology.  Chris holds several patents in the field of solar and storage inverters and sits on the UL1741 standards committee.  He holds Bachelors degress in both mechanical and electrical engineering from Tufts University, a Master's degree in electrincal engineering from the National University of Singapore where he served as a Fulbright Scholar, and an MBA from the University of Chicago

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