Chris began his career with Hail & Cotton in 1992 after graduating from Austin Peay State University. He started in factory operations working in a variety of different areas. In 1996 Chris began working with the leaf and sales department and in 2006 was appointed Vice President. In 2013 he was appointed Senior Vice-President of Sales responsible for managing all sales for North America. In November 2016 he was appointed President – North America Operations based in Springfield, TN.