As President of Rice, Chris leads all Sales, Business Development, Engineering, and Operations functions. Chris has been paramount in building the organization around innovation, quality, process and teamwork. Before being promoted to President at Rice, he created, built and led the Sales and R&D functions as Vice President of Sales. Prior to joining Rice Industries in 2019, Chris worked in polymer compounding and manufacturing at Edge Adhesives for thirteen years. Primarily focusing on saturated block copolymer formulations that were turned into various high-end industrial adhesives, coatings and pressure sensitive tapes. During his time at Edge, Chris managed the product development and sales teams for eleven active end-use markets from Aerospace to Building Envelope. From 2009-2012, Chris served as the elected Chairman of the American Architecture Manufacturing Association (AAMA) committee that was responsible for establishing all of the National Building Code and testing specifications for sealants, adhesives, coatings and psa tapes. Chris is the inventor on two patents that are commercialized and in active use globally and has developed dozens of private labeled products for some of the world’s largest brands including 3M, DOW-DuPont and GAF. Chris is an active triathlete and swimmer, and resides in New York City.