Chris has worked in the plastics industry since 2012, leading new product and business development programs by partnering with plastic distributors and other customers to strategically grow their business, drive market opportunity, and raise product awareness. Chris’s plastic experience started at a very young age. An avid skateboarder, Chris and a close friend would use scrap HDPE sheets to make skateboard ramps. Chris also worked at his friend’s family business during his teenage summers fabricating HDPE bathroom partitions and fabricating sample cutting boards.
Chris started with SIMONA in 2016 as sales manager for the industrial business segment. Since then, Chris assumed responsibility for the semicon and chemical processing industry business segments. Today, Chris also manages the SIMONA AMERICA Industries customer service team and engineering applications initiatives.
“To entrust me with this key role is very humbling. I am beyond excited to lead our sales strategies, while increasing our brand awareness and market penetration. Support, trust, empathy and autonomy, are the building blocks for success,” said Chris. “We’ve built the best teams in the industry, and without these teams, we wouldn’t be as successful. I look forward to continually growing with SIMONA and I am grateful for the visionary leadership team for this opportunity.”
“Chris brings a blend of strong product expertise, thorough market knowledge and dedicated sales drive to SIMONA AMERICA Industries. He knows what it takes to deliver customer success and provides excellent support to our customer service and outside sales teams,” said Adam Mellen, CSO of SIMONA AMERICA Group. “We congratulate Chris on his deserving new role.”
About SIMONA AMERICA Group
SIMONA AMERICA Group is part of SIMONA AG, one of the leading producers and development partners in the field of thermoplastic products with production sites and sales officesaround the globe. The SIMONA AMERICA Group is comprised of the companies SIMONA AMERICA Industries LLC., SIMONA Boltaron Inc and SIMONA PMC LLC. SIMONA AMERICA Industries, Archbald, PA. produces thermoplastic sheet, solid rod and welding rod made of PE, PP, rigid and expanded PVC as well as fluoropolymers including PVDF, E-CTFE and PFA. The product range provides consistently high quality solutions for the chemical process and semiconductor industries, orthopedic and prosthetic device market, as well as for applications in outdoor playground structures, signage, furniture and the marine industry. SIMONA PMC, Findlay, OH. is an extrusion company specializing primarily in the manufacture of plastic sheet products including TPO, Naugahyde and Vinyl ABS used inrecreational vehicles, agricultural, and industrial applications.The SIMONA AMERICA Group is managed by one management and technical leadership group and is poised to streamline and improve its North American operations and position itself for future growth, including by further acquisitions.SIMONA AMERICA Groupannual sales of approximately 160million USDand employs 132people. For more information visit www.simonaamericagroup.com.
About SIMONA AG – Global Thermoplastic Solutions
SIMONA AG is one ofthe leading manufacturers of thermoplastic products, with production facilities and sales offices around the globe, as well as being an acknowledged development partner within this field. The company’s product portfolio includes semi-finished parts (sheets, rods, profiles, welding rods), pipes and fittings as well as finished parts. SIMONA employs approx. 1,350 people worldwide. The Group manufactures 35,000 products in Germany and abroad, offering best-in-class solutions tailored to a wide range of applications: in the chemical processing industry, in the water, energy and commodities supply sector as well as in the field of mobility, construction and environmental technology. Annual production exceeds 130,000 tons. SIMONA AG is a stock corporation listed in the General Standard. The company’s registered office is in Kirn, Rhineland Palatinate (Germany). For further information, please visit www.simona.de.