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Christian F. L. Cole

CEO / President


Christian Cole’s future career at NOSHOK began with him cleaning and painting the warehouse floor, folding product boxes and installing gauge accessories each day after grade school. After 12 years of part-time work in virtually every aspect of the business, Chris joined NOSHOK full-time in 1993 and was promoted to Vice President in 1994 and then to President in 2020. 

Duties and responsibilities increased over the years for Chris as he held positions in Shipping & Receiving, Production, Inventory Control, Purchasing, Customer Support, Quality Assurance and Operations Management.  Alongside Jeff Scott as his mentor, Chris has helped achieve 14 additional years of record sales growth to an already impressive 40 years of records.

After 4 years as President, Chris transitioned to the role of CEO/President in 2024. In addition to an executive focus regarding business growth with the Chairman of the Board and CFO, Chris directs NOSHOK’s Product Management and Marketing teams to develop product line evolution and new product development strategies.

Chris’s educational background includes five years at Howe Military School where he earned the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, led from the front as the Battalion Commander and graduated at the top of his class. He was the recipient of the Superior Junior Cadet Decoration Award, the ROTC General Military Excellence Award, the Bishop Gray Saber Award for Outstanding Achievement, and under his leadership, the Department of the Army granted Howe Military School its highest military rating in a 106 year history. Chris studied four years at Baldwin-Wallace University, participated in an Executive Program at Texas A&M University and completed a Quality Program with PE Handley-Walker.

He currently resides in the Cleveland area with his wife, Danielle, and two children Chandler and Daphne.

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