Chris McHugh is Vice President of Operations at Cadence. He is responsible for leading the company's world-class operational and supply chain excellence.
With over 25 years of experience, Chris has led supply chains, quality organizations, and operations all over the world, including Malaysia, China, the U.K., Ireland, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the United States. He began his career with General Motors as an Engineering intern while still in graduate school. He then went on to hold various positions in operations management, quality, engineering, and general management at multiple companies, most notably Ford Motor Company. He studied Six Sigma at Ford and worked as one of Ford’s first Master Black Belts. Most recently, Chris led the global operations and supply chain for Amcor Healthcare Packaging, which served the world’s largest life science companies with sterile barrier packaging.
Chris joined Cadence's leadership team in late 2019. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics from Michigan Technological University. Additionally, he completed formal education at Columbia Business School with an executive certification in International Finance and Business.