Chris Rouch | CFO

Chris is an operations oriented financial executive with more than 30 years of experience in the manufacturing sector, as well as 8 years of experience as an independent consultant to the manufacturing, engineering, recycling and private equity sectors.  He has served on the boards of several joint venture entities and has led or participated in more than 10 M&A transactions.  While his career has involved living and working in both domestic and foreign locations, he currently resides in his original hometown of Erie, PA.

Before FocusCFO

Prior to joining FocusCFO, Chris was employed by Owens-Illinois, Inc. for 32 years holding positions in both domestic and international locations. This included senior financial positions such as CFO Colombian Operations, CFO Latin American Operations, and VP Global Planning & Administration. He has worked in both large and small affiliates, joint ventures and in both private and public entities. Since leaving Owens-Illinois he has worked as an independent business consultant in a variety of business sectors.

Chris earned a Master’s degree in International Business studies (MIBS) from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, and a BA in Economics from Gannon University, in Erie Pa.


Other Interests

• Favorite musical Artists: Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Supertramp, Sting, U2
• Favorite movie: The Hunt for Red October
• Favorite vacation: Rio de Janeiro
• What I wanted to be when I was a child: Astronaut
• Favorite Activities: Playing bass in a local classic rock band