Regional Managers

Russ Christian

Regional Manager-Eastern Michigan

Russ comes to Columbia Pipe & Supply Co. with over 20 years of experience in the Industrial pipe, valves and fittings distribution business. The son of a mechanical contractor, he worked closely with plumbers, pipefitters and welders, and quickly learned the relationship between the contractor and the supplier. From age 12 until his college years, Russ was involved in all aspects of the family business and completed his plumbing apprenticeship by the age of 20. The product knowledge that can take decades to learn was engrained in him at an early age.

Russ attended Michigan State University and graduated with a degree in secondary education in 1987.  Upon completion of his degree, Russ entered the work force as an inside sales representative with The Gage Company in Detroit, Michigan.  He was quickly promoted to an outside sales position after just over a year on the sales desk.  After five years with the Gage Company, Russ was recruited by Harrison Piping Supply Company to join their sales team. He accepted this new challenge and again proved his value by quickly ascending through the ranks at Harrison. During his fifth year with the company he was asked to revitalize the Midland, Michigan branch and regain lost market share. From 1998 to 2007 the Midland operation delivered record sales eight of nine years.  During this period Russ was promoted to the position of Sales and Operations Manager at Harrison.  Russ brings a wealth of experience with him to Columbia Pipe & Supply Co. Russ knows the Midland region and our customers.

Russ, his wife, and three children are excited that they are now part of the Columbia Pipe family.

Email: cps-contact@columbiapipe.com
Phone: 773-927-6600
Location: Eastern Michigan

Russ Christian

Russ Christian

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