Chris Koczaja brings to PHG Energy an extensive background in establishing, maintaining and managing critical customer relationships. He has worked for Caterpillar, Inc. with multiple responsibilities in both their Mining and Electric Power Divisions. In his most recent role as the Mining Division’s Alliance Consultant, Mr. Koczaja was instrumental in negotiating, managing and maintaining critical multi-billion dollar Alliance agreements with the largest mining operations in the industry. Additionally, Mr. Koczaja earned a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification through projects that optimized Caterpillar’s Mining Division pricing and demand management process.
In Caterpillar’s Electric Power Division, he served as sales manager for the Nashville district. Mr. Koczaja’s responsibility for new product sales covered five states and six dealers. He was also integrally involved in coordinating with Caterpillar’s dealer network to meet customers’ needs for electric power generation equipment, and helping the company develop new distributed generation projects across the territory.
While completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, he also gained two years of design and test engineering work experience with Michelin Tire Corporation.