Chris joined IPEG and its Conair unit in 2002 as Vice President of Strategic Planning, became Chief Financial Officer later that year and then President of both IPEG and Conair in 2004. He relinquished his day-to-day Conair duties in 2012 to focus his full attention on IPEG. Since 2002, IPEG has dramatically expanded its global presence, completed numerous acquisitions and honed its multi-brand, shared services business model.
Prior to joining IPEG, he was Chief Financial Officer of Chattem, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer products and was a partner in a small venture-capital firm specializing in early-stage technology investing.
Chris has actively participated in SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, serving as a member of its executive board since 2006 and as chairman of the executive board from 2010 through 2011. He received a BA from Yale College and an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School.