Chris is a Partner based out of the firm’s Grand Rapids, Michigan office. His responsibilities include business development, field investigation, and credit substantiation for R&D credits claimed by the clients with whom he works.

Chris has helped his clients recover nearly $50 million in federal tax dollars by taking advantage of the R&D tax credit.

When Chris joined Tri-Merit in 2011, he brought 14 years of experience from some of the best-known companies in the HVAC/R industry. His previous experience includes roles in engineering, manufacturing, sales, product management, and procurement. He also spent time in business development with responsibility for a global product line. This experience has positioned him well to assist his clients in finding and maximizing engineering-based tax credits.

Chris obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 2004.

Industry Specializations: HVAC/R, manufacturing, industrial connectors, plastic injections molders, display companies, software development, breweries/distilleries

Fun Fact: Chris hopes to circumnavigate the eastern half of the U.S. by boat via “The Great Loop” in the near future.