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Chris Carella

Chris Carella

CCO, Benchmark Space Systems

Mr. Carella has held technical and business leadership roles at organizations ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Prior to joining Benchmark Space Systems, Mr. Carella contributed to the commercialization of several technologies including health monitoring, advanced structures, and power and propulsion innovations for EVTOL and broader aerospace markets. Following several years in mechanical engineering roles, he led prognostic vehicle health and military aftermarket business for United Technologies Corporation, where he successfully introduced innovative technologies to both commercial and military markets. Mr. Carella has led M&A transactions, regulatory steering committees, and has contributed to industry organizations across aerospace and energy technology segments. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA from Clarkson University.


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