Chris Mills received his Bachelors of Science from Louisiana State University (1996) in Aquaculture with a minor in Agricultural Business. After graduation from LSU, Chris took a position as the Production Manager of Aquaculture Systems Technologies, LLC, manufacturer of Propeller Wash and Small Bubble Wash Bead Filters. Chris’ 6.5 year tenure at AST exposed him to many aspects of aquatic life support. Chris managed all manufacturing and testing of filtration units, design and construction of skid mounted and custom filtration systems, job start-ups and equipment training, assistance with fabrication and data collection for research grants, sales and technical support for all of AST’s products, among other various responsibilities. In July, 2003 Chris accepted a position with Emperor Aquatics, Inc., manufacturer of UV Sterilizers and other Aquatic Life Support Equipment. As the Southeast-Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Chris provided sales, consulting, and technical support of aquatic life support equipment to the Aquaculture, Aquarium, Water Garden, Wastewater and Zoo industries.
Chris served as an officer on the Board of Directors the Aquaculture Suppliers Association.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family as well as hunting and fishing.