Chris Mainini

Prior to Radio Systems, he held progressively responsible positions at General Dynamics-Electronics and Loral-Conic utilizing his talents in the designs of radio transponder systems. Chris transitioned from Engineering management to Vice President of Retail Sales for Linear Corp., a leading manufacturer of professional and consumer wireless security equipment before joining Radio Systems.

Chris graduated in 1979 from New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from National University-San Diego, California (1984), and holds a Ph.D. in Business (2009) from Warren National University.

In 1996, Chris joined Radio Systems as VP of Engineering. The small, talented team was chartered with introducing a number of ground-breaking products while improving overall quality. The team’s continual stream of product and process innovations and improvements, coupled with strategic acquisitions, helped to expand the company’s distribution and sales.

Chris’ hero is Thomas Edison. Edison, who held over 1,000 patents, expertly balanced marketing, finance, and innovation and ran an “innovation factory” in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Edison believed that the collision of diverse ideas generates the spark of innovation. Chris and his Innovations team strive to follow in Edison’s footsteps searching for new product and business ideas, verifying feasibility, and securing patent protection.

He and his wife, Ann-Marie, have two children, Christine and Kevin, and live in Knoxville with Jackie, the family's pet Border Collie.