Christopher Forrest is vice president of Airport Systems for Rockwell Collins. In this role he is responsible for management of the company’s Airport Systems portfolio, including setting the organization’s strategic direction, overseeing product management, business development and operations at over 120 locations worldwide.
Forrest joined the company in 1988 and has held a number of leadership roles over his tenure. Prior to Rockwell Collins’ acquisition of ARINC, he spent several years in ARINC's Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) division where he successfully managed the Airports & Network Solutions business, providing information & communication technology products and solutions to the aviation industry in the region.
Forrest has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration from Towson University and an MBA in Finance from Loyola College. He has extensive experience in finance, international business operations and new business development. He has over 24 years of experience in the aviation and telecommunications industries.
He is a member of the IATA Passenger Experience Working Group, The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Corporate Committee, American Airport Council (ACI) Northeast and Great Lakes Chapters, and World Trade Center Institute. Forrest is also a Certified Management Accountant.