Chris has been a member of the Hardy team since October of 1996, and is responsible for all sales and marketing.
In 1986 he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Illinois State University and received a degree in Medical Technology from the National Lewis University and Lutheran General Hospital in 1994. He was awarded a Specialist in Pharmaceutical Microbiology from the American College of Microbiology in July 2000 and is also a member of the American Society for Microbiology.
Chris and his wife, Cathy, reside in Solvang, California, and have raised three children. His hobbies include photography, hiking, guitar, and gardening.
Hardy Diagnostics manufactures culture media and rapid identification kits for microbiological testing in clinical, research, food, and pharmaceutical laboratories. Hardy’s culture media is the “food” that supports the growth of bacteria and fungi. It is packaged in petri plates, glass tubes, flasks, bottles, and jars. Culture media is used to detect and identify pathogenic microorganisms, such as E. coli, Candida, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Listeria, and Streptococcus. Hardy manufactures over 2,700 different products used in the microbiology laboratory. The company is licensed by the FDA as an in vitro Medical Device Manufacturer and ISO 13485 Certified. There are two manufacturing facilities for culture media: Santa Maria, California and Springboro, Ohio.