At River Rock Advisors, our affiliates are a critical part of our team and organization — each brings a wealth of experience and insights to our operational improvement strategies for our clients. Here at the start of a new year, we’re excited to announce that our affiliate team continues to grow with the addition of Chad Crittendon.

Chad brings more than 20 years of experience in operations leadership roles in large, multinational chemical manufacturing organizations, including industry leaders such as Arkema, Eastman Chemical, and ICP.

He specializes in turnaround strategies to deliver capacity optimization and organizational efficiencies, having done so across diverse manufacturing processes, technologies, and markets. Chad’s industry experience includes automotive, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, coatings, building materials, and industrial applications.

His methodologies for designing and implementing scalable and sustainable processes to support business growth and productivity have been deployed by teams in more than 15 countries across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

“We’re excited to welcome Chad to our affiliate team and add his deep operational experience to our work for our clients,” said RRA Partner Steve Keener. “Chad’s background and success will be instrumental as we continue to grow throughout 2024 and partner with more companies around the world looking to improve their operational performance.”

Chad holds a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Georgia and a BS in Chemistry from Clemson University. Learn more about his experience and connect with him on LinkedIn.