Kristie joined Orchid in January 2022. Prior to joining Orchid, she served as the Senior Executive Director of General Electric’s Edison Works Programs & Operations team, supporting the future of military combat and space. Prior to joining the Edison Works team, Kristie was the Senior Executive for the Tubes & Ducts Value Stream in GE Aviation’s Supply Chain organization. She also held a number of leadership roles within GE, including Director of Operations for Unison Industries (a GE company); Executive Plant Leader for Avio Aero (a GE company), in Torino, Italy; Supply Chain Strategy Leader for GE Aviation; and CF6 Customer Programs Leader. Prior to GE, Kristie held various leadership roles in manufacturing with Navistar (Indianapolis, IN) and Carrier Global Corporation (Texas & North Carolina). Kristie is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a Master Black Belt and holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute.