Christopher DiSantis was former CEO of Verso, a North American producer of printing and specialty papers and pulp, until he stepped down in April 2019. Prior to joining Verso, DiSantis served in executive leadership roles for several companies, growing sales via new product development and implementing creative market strategies to enhance equity returns. From 2012 to 2016, he was CEO of H-D Advanced Manufacturing Company, a diversified enterprise that manufactures motion control products for the aerospace, defence, energy and industrial markets. From 2011 to 2012, DiSantis was CEO of Latrobe Specialty Metals, Inc. (now a part of Carpenter Technology Corporation), a worldwide supplier of essential premium alloys for the aerospace, defence, high speed and tool steel sectors. Before joining Latrobe, he served for a decade in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as president, at Hawk Corporation, a global manufacturer of braking and power transmission friction products (formerly a public entity – NYSE Amex: HWK). Previous experience includes Vice President at The Seabury Group, an investment bank providing M&A and operational oversight, President of Manufacturing Division at Acutus Gladwin, and analyst in Bankers Trust.
He received an A.B. with double major in Mathematics & Economics from Dartmouth College in 1993.