PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. The company also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.
Chris is a Director of Applications at PACCAR's Information Technology division. He is responsible for a portfolio of over 120 systems used by multiple business units within the company. He also oversees the software development competency center, which provides staffing and technical direction for major projects.
Chris worked at PACCAR as a programmer, systems analyst, and project manager prior to moving into management as supervisor of factory IT systems. That role expanded into being responsible for the manufacturing systems used by the Kenworth and Peterbilt truck divisions. He then worked for 4 years at PACCAR's European division (DAF) in the Netherlands as IT manager for sales and marketing. Upon his return to the US, he was named IT director of PACCAR's financial services division. There he was responsible for all aspects of IT for the financing and leasing business units worldwide until assuming his current role at the beginning of 2009.
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MBA - Seattle University
BS - Washington State University
Mentoring Objectives & Scope
I enjoy helping students leverage their Seattle U. degree and plan for their next career steps. Topics I've covered in past years include resume writing/reviews, interviewing, networking, job searches, setting up informational interviews, and tours of various PACCAR facilities. My style in informal and interactive. I expect students to bring their ideas of what they want to accomplish, be proactive in scheduling meetings, and be engaged in the discussion.
When and where do you hold meetings with your students?
Flexible - I work in Renton and live in Seattle