Christopher Lentz joined the Commercial Remote Sensing group in January of 2013 as Chief Architect. In this role, Mr. Lentz is responsible for defining new remote sensing solutions and architectures. In addition, he is responsible for identifying new markets and new solutions to meet user needs; engaging with potential customers to define requirements, developing the commercial remote sensing strategy, and leading new business pursuits.
Prior to this role, Mr. Lentz spent the majority of his 25 -year career in systems engineering, specializing in mission performance analysis, concept-of-operations (conops) definition and architecture design. Mr. Lentz was the WorldView-4 Satellite Mission Analysis & Conops Manager, responsible for all performance-related evaluations, budgets, requirements, and verification. The remainder of his career was spent supporting U.S. Government programs in a variety of roles, including Systems Engineering Payload Manager, Chief Systems Engineer, and mission analysis lead on a variety of remote sensing programs spanning all phases of program development from concept synthesis, through design, manufacturing and operations.
Mr. Lentz received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.