AMS LEadership Team
Vice President and General Manager
In the world of business, it’s always helpful to know someone who’s a jack-of-all-trades. From sales to development to operations to entrepreneurship — these are the pieces and parts that make for a well-oiled business machine. At AMS, we’re lucky to have our own jack-of-all-trades in Chris Edwall.
As vice president and general manager of AMS, Chris can create a solution and a system for anything. He served as our director of operations for five years before stepping into his current role in October 2020. He’s a process development genius, and he brings a wealth of management experience which he applies to teambuilding, marketing and growth, among other areas. Before joining the AMS team, he had performed a dozen different jobs in the automation industry — his titles ranged from project manager to chief operating officer to president — and he owned his own company. He was also a master business and executive coach, and adjunct professor, guiding professionals and students, respectively, through the ins and outs of operations and management.
In addition to business savvy, Chris brings a BSEE and MSEE in electrical engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, along with an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. His career was largely inspired by his father and older brother, both of whom went into the engineering field. At AMS, he loves taking on the challenge of designing and building customized pieces of automation. If he could automate any process in his life, he’d tackle everyday customer service experiences, like interacting with the cable, phone, healthcare and insurance companies.
Chris was born in Chicago, grew up in St. Louis, and has lived in Dallas, Boca Raton, Los Angeles, Rochester and Dayton, before settling in the current city of Cincinnati. It should come as no surprise that his dream vacation isn’t at any single place: He loves to travel, go snorkeling in the ocean, and explore mountains and the great outdoors. In short, he wants to see the whole world, and it wouldn’t surprise us one bit if he actually did.