Ecolab announces Christopher Smith as the new vice president and general manager, Textile Care Division for Ecolab.
Smith Chris joined Ecolab in 2003 as part of Nalco and served in various functions of increasing responsibility in marketing, sales leadership and corporate strategy in Paper Services and Heavy Industries, where he focused primarily on commercialization of new technology, building and leading high performing teams, and driving best practices in sales and marketing throughout the enterprise. In 2014 he joined the Healthcare division as VP of sales for North America where he led corporate and national accounts and field sales and service teams.
In addition to consistently delivering results in terms of safety, people development, customer experience and business performance, Smith has received numerous awards and recognition for his contributions including marketer of the year, multiple global innovation awards, two Chairman Achievement awards and the General Manager’s Leadership award in 2012.
Prior to joining Ecolab he held various sales and sales leadership roles in the industrial automation and control industry. Smith graduated from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. He later earned his master’s in business administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL).