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Christopher WatkinsField Solutions Engineer ManagerWhelen Engineering

Chris Watkins is a Field Solutions Engineer Manager at Whelen Engineering, Inc. With over 25 years of experience in the automotive industry specializing in emergency vehicle upfitting and fabricating, Chris is uniquely positioned to speak with authority on vehicle mechanics, electronics, and emergency equipment design. Since 2012, Chris has worked with Whelen Engineering which is known for manufacturing high-quality lighting and siren systems for emergency and warning vehicles. In that time, he has gained significant expertise in integrating and optimizing advanced intelligent control systems within emergency vehicles, ensuring they function effectively during critical situations. Overall, Chris’s extensive experience in the automotive industry coupled with his specialization in emergency vehicle upfitting and knowledge of advanced control systems make him a prime resource for agencies seeking to make technological improvements that provide a safer experience for their first responders. Chris regularly speaks at events around the country sharing his expertise and educating audiences about the innovative solutions that are helping to protect those who protect and serve their communities.