Chroma Technology announces new Director of Sales - Chris “Fish” Karp

Nov 10 2022



BELLOWS FALLS, Vermont, 11/10/2022 - Chroma Technology announced that Chris Karp recently re-joined Chroma as the Director of Sales. In this role Chris will lead the sales and customer service teams and will support and execute the organizational sales strategy. He will be responsible for helping to build, develop, and maintain long-lasting customer relationships by understanding customer trends, supporting and mentoring sales and customer service staff, and collaborating with production and engineering to ensure that Chroma consistently meets new and existing customer needs.

Chris is an accomplished executive with core competencies in product development, management, business development, and customer relations. He is valued for his relentless commitment to customer success and keen ability to design original solutions to complex technical and operational problems. Newell Lessell, CEO, said “We are very excited to have Chris back at Chroma. His technical knowledge, industry experience, and customer orientation fit perfectly with our focus on ensuring an exceptional experience for our customers.” 

Chris previously worked at Chroma for nine years (2002-2011) and served in several leadership roles including sales management and product design. Chris said “It is terrific to see that Chroma has well maintained and supported its Employee-Owned culture and strength while also undergoing impressive growth. It is an honor and pleasure to be back.”

Chris has been in the optics industry since 1989, beginning his career at Barr (now Materion) as a filter designer. At the time he was responsible for quotes, order entry, process development, manufacturing plans, and shipping. He has been customer-facing ever since. Chris worked briefly at IDEX, during which time he worked closely with Semrock’s sales and engineering teams. Most recently, he worked at Reynard Corporation, as their Business Development Executive.


About Chroma Technology
Founded in 1991 as a 100% employee-owned company and now a B Corporation, Chroma Technology is a leading manufacturer and OEM supplier of high-performance optical filters used in a wide range of applications including health care, biomedical research, remote sensing, machine vision, and aerospace. Chroma offers an extensive selection of catalog products as well as custom solutions tailored to our customer’s specific needs.

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