Prior to joining PPT, Kris served in key technology leadership roles in the public utilities, natural gas, energy marketing & trading, specialty chemical, electronics and pharmaceutical industries working for companies including Rohm and Haas, Shire Pharmaceuticals and Avantor Performance Materials. He also has extensive background in management consulting with PriceWaterhouse and Oracle Consulting.

Kriss experience in a wide range of strategic roles has included multiple SAP implementations, ERP system conversions and integrations, creation of global SAP Competency Centers, consolidation of global IT helpdesk services, and IT outsourcing initiatives. He has provided leadership in Merger, Acquisition and Divestiture transactions as well as in setting up Joint Ventures. Many of these projects spanned businesses in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Kris has a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri Columbia and a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University.