Chris Tsirlis, a seasoned U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has recently been appointed as the vice president of business development and product innovation at Airbus U.S. Space & Defense’s government solutions business with a focus on satellite communications and networking systems. In a LinkedIn post published on Sunday, Tsirlis announced his new role and shared his excitement about joining the Airbus team.
In his new position, Tsirlis will be working closely with a team of professionals to drive the development of cutting-edge satellite communications technologies that will support customers’ mission-critical workloads. Prior to joining Airbus DS Government Solutions, he served as a technical product manager at Microsoft, where he also worked as a solutions architect focused on edge platforms for space/5G and hybrid cloud networks.
Tsirlis brings over three decades of experience in the Marine Corps, where he held senior information technology leadership positions. This includes serving as the director of IT and commanding officer of Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28, as well as the IT operations officer for III Marine Expeditionary Unit G-6. His extensive background and expertise in the field make him a valuable addition to the Airbus team.
Tsirlis is excited about his new role at Airbus DS Government Solutions and is looking forward to working with colleagues to drive innovation in satellite communications technologies that will support customers’ critical missions.