CLEVELAND, OH — Austin Powder Company (APC) appoints Mr. Chris R. Wakefield, Site Manager—Red Diamond. “Please join me in congratulating Chris as he steps into the senior management role at our Red Diamond plant,” stated Mr. Dave True, Director.
Wakefield attended Ohio State University and earned a BS in chemical engineering and an MS in nuclear engineering. He has more than a decade of plant production and operations experience from working at Dow Chemical Company where he held roles of increasing responsibility. At Dow, Chris led production at a solvent facility in Charleston, WV where his team completed specialized production runs, asset divestitures and various business projects resulting in cost savings and efficiencies.
Wakefield began his career at Austin Powder in 2018. As Site Manager of the Red Diamond plant in McArthur, OH, Wakefield leads APCs core manufacturing base of operations for North America. Established in 1930, Austin Powder’s Red Diamond facility sits on 1200 acres. Today, Red Diamond is the largest employer in Vinton County, Ohio.