Chris Shigas, Head of Electrification Communications, U.S.

Chris is responsible for all facets of ABB Communications in the United States. Chris leads teams for external communications, internal communications, and creative services. His expertise includes media relations, executive communications, crisis communications, and social media. He also serves as a media and crisis training instructor for ABB business areas and divisions.

Previously, Chris was a Global External Communications Leader with GE and Senior Vice President at a leading independent public relations agency. Chris’ crisis communication and reputation management skills helped guide corporations and celebrities through disasters and national news events.

He began his career as an Emmy-winning television news producer. Chris led news broadcasts at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC; WVTM TV in Birmingham, AL; and WSFA-TV in Montgomery, AL. Chris has a B.A. in Communication from the University of Georgia and successfully completed the ABB Management Development Program.

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