Chris O'Brien

Chris O'Brien

Partner and Executive Vice President

exida

Chris has over 30 years of experience in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of automation, reserve power systems, and safety related equipment.  He focuses on supporting new and existing customers with their implementation of functional safety, alarm management, and cybersecurity standards.  Chris works extensively with clients implementing the IEC 61508, IEC 61511, IEC 62061, ISO 13849, and ISO 26262 functional safety standards.  Additionally he provides system level analysis and review, turbomachinery assessment, as well as reliability analysis for mechanical devices.  He was formerly Vice President of the Power Systems Business Unit of C&D Technologies, a business that specialized in the design and implementation of high reliability back up power systems. Prior to that, he was with Moore Products/Siemens Energy and Automation where he held several positions including General Manager of the Instrumentation Division.