Chris graduated from the University of Evansville in 2001 with a Bachelor
of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Through the university's co-op
program, Chris worked for production engineering at both Mercedes-Benz and
Toyota during the start-up phase of both plants in Alabama and Indiana.
Chris was captain of UE's Formula SAE team in 2001 and designed the fuel
injection and ignition system for the car. After college, Chris worked for
Whirlpool Corporation in Evansville designing and developing built-in
refrigerators for 4 years before moving to Savannah, Georgia to design
refrigerated semi trailers and other products at Great Dane Trailers.
Chris joined Ciholas in 2008.
An avid sports car enthusiast and active member of the local SCCA, Chris
enjoys driving and tinkering on his ever-evolving series 3 Lotus 7 clone,
Porsche, or Subaru WRX. Chris also enjoys 'homebrew' CNC machinery, jazz
piano, and spending time outdoors with his family.