Chris Tower is Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Chris oversees all Artemis sales activities and plays a key role in developing and implementing overall business strategies to drive profitable growth for the company.
Before joining the Artemis International management team, Chris served as Vice President North America at PureCircle, the world’s leading producer and innovator of stevia sweeteners. He was Vice President Sales and Marketing at Mazza Innovation, where he was instrumental in scaling and commercializing Mazza’s patented botanical extraction technology and production, in advance of acquisition by Sensient Technologies. Prior to Mazza International, Chris played key executive sales and business development roles at Layn USA, Indena USA , and Martin Bauer USA.
He has broad experience in sales, business development, marketing, product management, global strategic sourcing, OEM manufacturing, and commercialization of disruptive new technologies and functional natural ingredients performing in the nutraceutical (dietary supplement), and food & beverage industries.
Chris has a B.A. International Relations, M. Economics – University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He enjoys cycling and tennis with his two sons and spending some leisure time (when he can find some) gardening and cooking with his wife. His home in Southern California provides his family the opportunity for hiking the hills and enjoying the ocean.