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Chris Samanns
SVP of Operations

From Basin Manager to Director of Supply Chain to Product Director, Chris has done a little bit of everything at Preferred prior to his current role. After college, he started his professional career in construction management, eventually owning his own construction business. Chris also held various roles in supply chain, logistics, and inventory management in the pharmaceutical industry before joining Preferred. This well-rounded experience at Preferred and in his prior career, makes him a great fit for the position of Senior Vice President of Operations.

In his current role, Chris manages all facets of the business; overseeing the Plant Operations, Project Management, inside sales, customer service, planning, logistics, sourcing/distribution, and inventory management teams; and helps to facilitate overall business strategy. His drive and understanding of the business, as well as previous experience at Preferred, have allowed him to effectively lead these various teams.

When he isn’t busy chasing around any of his 5 children, Chris loves spending time with his wife, watching all Philadelphia sports, riding his bike, and hiking. He may not be a big fan of boxing, but occasionally you will catch him putting his desktop punching bag to good use.

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