Chris Schairbaum
Chris Schairbaum
Director of Energy Technology Strategy Texas Instruments
Joined OEC on 06/29/2011

Chris is the Director of Energy Technology Strategy at Texas Instruments. Since joining the company in 1995, he has managed product development, strategic marketing and new business development for several of TI’s semiconductor and software product lines. While in TI’s Storage Products Group, Chris chaired new product development focused on integrating advanced generation technology with innovative business models to enhance digital storage in computing and electronics markets.

This effort led Chris to become GM of the Personal Audio & Infotainment Group at its roots as a start-up venture within Texas Instruments. During his tenure, TI became a leading technology provider in the portable entertainment market via relationships with major content providers, infrastructure partners and top consumer electronics manufacturers around the world.  His team’s research & development led to breakthrough performance in energy efficiency, power consumption, content security and device battery life for a wide range of audio and video enabled electronic devices. 

Chris became the Director of Energy Technology Strategy in 2006, covering an array of product developments across renewable energy, transmission & delivery and energy efficiency.  This responsibility has fostered technical, business and policy-related insights for solar and wind energy, electricity meters and smart grids, lighting and HVAC systems as well as a host of energy efficiency product categories including electric vehicles. Chris is a contributing editor to TI’s annual Citizenship Report, is an annual speaker at the Consumer Electronics Show and most recently hosted energy efficiency seminars at the Solar Decathlon in Washington DC. 

Outside of his work at TI, Chris spent three years with the Department of Transportation Engineering at the City of Kettering and has engaged in a multitude of consulting engagements and Board of Director appointments. Chris holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton and a MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. 

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