Chris Dimou to the CIC Board of Directors-“It is an honor to serve on a Board”

Chris Dimou

Chris Dimou is Roto Frank’s President of The Americas region where he is responsible for all of the businesses & operations across North, Central and South America. He also serves as the President & CEO of Roto Frank of America, Inc. and Roto Fasco Canada, Inc. Roto Frank is a global leader in the building supply industry.

Prior to joining the Roto Frank Group in 2007, Chris held a variety of international senior leadership positions in Germany, Greece, Denmark, Switzerland and the USA.

Chris has a proven track record of 20 years in manufacturing and service industries. He has been instrumental in the growth and strategic renewal of many businesses globally.

Mr. Dimou holds a MBA from Sheffield Hallam University, and graduate degrees in Economics from the University of Fulda, as well as in Management Research from the University of Bradford. He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Political Science from the University of Athens, as well as leadership and professional certificates from Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Wharton, Berkeley, George Washington University, and Ohio State.

Among other appointments, Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, and has been a Judge of Startups at MIT, as well as a Judge / Mentor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the University of Ioannina.

His specialties are: Creating Customer Focused Organizations, M&A Integration Management, Turnaround Management, Strategic Management, and Coaching & Mentoring.

Chris was born and raised in Germany, and for the last 8 years has been living with his wife in Essex, Connecticut.

“It is an honor to serve on a Board”

Roto Frank America’s President & CEO, Chris Dimou, has been elected to the Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) Board of Directors.  CIC is an award winning, internationally recognized, 501(c)(3) educational organization that is designed to develop, encourage, and enhance creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills through invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. Their annual convention gives students and parents an introduction to careers in engineering with exhibits staffed by UConn’s students and professors which showcase engineering subjects, including civil, mechanical and chemical engineering – helping students discover engineering and science as real possible careers, definitely within reach.

An estimated 300,000 K-8 children have experienced CIC invention programs. Annually the CIC serves more than 17,000 students in grades K-8 across Connecticut from over 250 participating Connecticut schools.  Up to 700 of those student inventors are selected to join the annual state convention, held at the University of Connecticut.

“It is an honor to serve on a Board that is helping to develop the upcoming generation by providing opportunities to explore their interests and talents.  CIC is likely to have a direct impact on the gap in skilled labor being experienced in industries that rely on engineering and related technologies, and I am pleased to be a part this kind of initiative.” said Dimou.