Christopher Olson, CWT
Vice President, Midwest Region
At Global Water Technology, Inc., Chris proudly serves as Vice President of the Midwest. In his role, Chris mentors GWT’s Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KY, MO, OH, TN) Regional Team through technical support, strategic territory development, continuous education, and overall personnel development. These efforts help ensure that GWT clients receive professional care by qualified water treatment experts, resulting in the safe and efficient protection of their assets and utilities. In addition to these responsibilities, Chris assists in strategic planning to support all field operations for sustainable future growth.
Prior to joining Global Water Technology, Chris was a Managing Director of another water treatment services provider. During that employment, Chris attained his Certified Water Technologist designation (CWT 09/05/2019), lead all field operations, supported product development, and helped manage vendor relationships.
Prior to that engagement, Chris served for many years at a Chicago based chemical blending and service company in a multidisciplinary career path spanning territory management & development, company growth, teaching, coaching, mentorship, and leadership.
In 2005 Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with honors, from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. In his time at ISU, Chris worked in the aquatic ecology lab, mammalogy lab, and performed population control field studies for the IDNR wildlife and fisheries divisions.