Chris Chartrand joined Kegel in 1999 when the company began its own branded line of lane machines. He was instrumental in building Kegel’s worldwide distribution network and formally created the marketing and sales division.
In 2003 Chartrand became the Vice President of Marketing and Sales launching some of Kegel’s most successful products like the world’s best selling lane conditioner Prodigy, the innovative tablet cleaner FiZZiON, and the entire Kustodian line of lane machines, the world’s best selling lane machines. In October of 2010, Chartrand climbed to the top of the ladder and became President of Kegel. In 2016, he was also named as CEO.
Chartrand graduated with Honors from Florida State University with a Bachelors degree in General Communications and a minor in Business. In 2016, he received his MBA from the University of Florida.
He served seven years on the BBIA Board of Directors including one year as BBIA President. Chartrand is also a Director on the Board for the Bowling Hall of Fame. He has worked in the bowling industry for over 20 years and offers the unique perspective of being a bowler, lane man, and pro-shop operator.