Chris Tindal

Chris Tindal

Director for Operational Energy
U.S. Navy

Chris Tindal joined Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) in Charleston, South Carolina in 1988 working in Facilities Management, Operations, and Energy Management. Early in his job as the Utilities and Energy Management Division Director, Chris created, developed and led the innovative Utilities and Energy Cost Saver Tiger Team. This program helped save the Navy over $10 million in energy reductions. He moved up to NAVFAC Headquarters in Washington, DC in 2006 to work in the Department of Navy’s Energy Program as the Energy Operations Director.

In 2008, Chris became the Director for Operational Energy working for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy. In this position, Chris is in charge of setting energy policy and direction for the Department of the Navy, and promoting alternative fuels and renewable energy resources.

Additionally he is developing inter-service and inter-agency relationships throughout the energy field. Chris is the main Department of Navy principal on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with U.S. Department of Agriculture. This pioneering MOU between the agencies is advancing the development of the biofuel industry.

Chris Tindal has been a Navy man for over 30 years. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1980 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and served on Active Duty on two ships in Charleston, South Carolina. He recently retired as a Captain in the Navy Reserves. Chris is a Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager. Originally from Alabama, Chris currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia.