Christopher Bencal


Chris is the President of FDE Hydro providing leadership and experience in developing and capturing new business. Prior to joining the FDE Hydro Team he served in senior business development executive roles at Raytheon and Battelle Memorial Institute focused on advanced technology development growth and account management on contracted research and development programs. Winning over $1B in competitive opportunities with DOD, intelligence and commercial clients. He specializes in driving transition of disruptive technologies into existing markets.

Chris served in the US Navy as a career combat naval aviator and joint acquisition professional serving 24 years in progressive leadership roles.  During his military service, he deployed around the world on multiple assignments and retired as a Commander from the US Navy/US Special Operations Command in 2006.

He holds a Bachelor of Physical Science from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters Degree in National Security from the Naval War College. He serves on multiple boards.

Christopher Bencal - President of FDE Hydro