ChrisRatliffChris Ratliff

Vice-President, Information Technology

Mr. Ratliff has served as Vice-President of Information Technology since March 2014. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of the company’s Information Technology organization.

Before joining Sparton, Mr. Ratliff was Director of Information Technology for Tootsie Roll Industries in Chicago, IL.   While at Tootsie Roll, he successfully led numerous enterprise wide, multi-phase implementations including: ERP, Manufacturing, HR, Sales/Forecasting and Infrastructure solutions.

Previously, Mr. Ratliff held progressive Information Technology roles with Brunswick Corporation, Life Fitness, and NEC Home Electronics where he led strategy and implementation in the areas of manufacturing systems, technology infrastructure, development/applications and IT business/customer service.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois, and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.