Biography at a Glance
Christopher (Chris) Hunter is the President of Premier Precision Group (PPG) an Arizona based company that manufactures complex components for the global defense and aerospace industries. Prior to PPG, he worked for Special Devices Inc. (SDI), owned by two different private equity firms. The original firm was JFL Partners, an investment company that focuses exclusively on acquiring middle market companies in the defense, aerospace and maritime industries. The second firm was Wayzata Investment Partners whose focus is the alternative investment market that targets opportunities in undervalued debt, equity and assets. He led a series of strategic restructuring efforts which resulted in the subsequent divestment of three business units to different strategic customers. As CEO of SDI, he also led the post transaction transition process from private equity ownership to a publically traded Japanese firm. Prior to working for SDI, Hunter held a variety of executive leadership and board positions at international companies in differing industries. He has extensive board experience ranging from international for profit firms to local not for profit organizations, including serving as the Past President of the Harvard Business School Club of Arizona.