Chad grew up watching his father’s career in the paper industry, so he knew his own path would be similar. He decided to study chemical engineering before joining one of AstenJohnson’s competitors. Nearly two decades after starting as an intern, Chad had the opportunity to join his current team—and instantly clicked with the people helped him decide to switch sides for good.
Chad collaborates with a geographically dispersed team, leading to the challenge of keeping work synced across offices while also navigating different markets. His main goal is adjusting business solutions so each customer gets processes tailored to their business. However, Chad concentrates on the forming fabric phase of papermaking—and contributed to developing a proprietary paper strand that’s now a best-selling product.