Chris Pascarella

President and CEO

Chris joined Industrious Group in 2005 serving in many capacities during his tenure including: CFO, Subsidiary President, COO, and currently as the President & CEO. Chris has extensive experience with global manufacturing organizations and has spent 5 years working, living, and studying outside the United States. He passionately serves a local sector partnership to connect and develop careers in manufacturing. Outside of work, Chris served 12 years on the BOD of a school for children with learning differences and enjoys time with his wife and three teenage children.

Open CFO Position


We are actively searching for our next Chief Financial Officer. This leader will guide: Accounting, Compliance, M&A, and Information Systems teams.

Dustin Intihar

Director of M&A
and Strategic Partnerships

Since joining the organization in November 2021 as Director, M&A and Strategic Partnerships, Dustin has been instrumental in shaping the corporate strategy as well as leading the charge to acquire American Hydro. Prior to joining Industrious Group, Dustin spent 9 years with The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, in various roles including Corporate Strategy and M&A. Dustin earned his MBA from the University of Massachusetts and his BSBA from the University of Dayton. In his spare time, Dustin enjoys spending time with his wife, Julie, and their four daughters

Chad Bittner

Director of Marketing
and Communications

Since joining Industrious Group in 2021 as Director of Marketing and Communications, Chad continues to transform the organization, utilizing strategic marketing and communications to unite the team, strengthen culture, and position all Industrious Group businesses for long-term success. Chad has extensive global experience in marketing, product management, strategy, brand building, communications, and advertising. Chad earned a BSBA in Marketing from Xavier University and an MBA in Marketing from John Carroll University. Outside of work, Chad, his wife Christine, and three teenage children enjoy sports, traveling, and finding new adventures.

Jeff Malek

Corporate Director, Environmental
Health & Safety

Since joining the team in November 2022, Jeff has focused on the corporate environmental, health, and safety (EHS) strategy. Jeff has 20+ years of experience with global manufacturing organizations, developing and executing EHS programs. Growing up in rural northwest Pennsylvania, Jeff spent much of his youth outdoors fishing, camping, and swimming. This is how he discovered his love for the environment. Jeff earned his BS and MS in Environmental Science from Gannon University. Outside of work, Jeff enjoys spending his time with his wife Becky and their three children.

Rick Arnold

Vice President of Human Resources

As Vice President of Human Resources, Rick provides leadership to the Human Resources team and is accountable for enabling IG to achieve long-term success and financial health by maximizing the contributions of its people.  Rick has extensive experience in organizational design, talent management, M&A and worked in various industries including manufacturing (specialty chemical, steel/bearing), transportation and engineering services.  Rick earned his BSBA from Kent State University, his MBA from The University of Akron and participated in an executive education program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  In his spare time, Rick enjoys spending time with his wife, Jen, and their numerous nieces and nephews.  Further, Rick and Jen are avid hikers in the National Parks and are learning how to farm on their property.


The safety of our team members has always been our number one value, because we care about each other. We continue to evolve our safety protocols, procedures, and training to ensure all team members are as safe as possible at all times.

I.D.E.A.L.S. represents the guiding performance characteristics that enable Industrious Group leaders to be successful. We’re committed to actively demonstrating these traits every day through all our interactions with team members, customers, and stakeholders.



We do the right thing, even when no one is watching. We earn and demonstrate trust.



We make informed decisions and are accountable for them.



We challenge and motivate our team members to learn and develop outside of their comfort zones; supporting their growth.



We create a collaborative environment where team members can express opinions with no fear.



We actively listen to understand all viewpoints.



We serve compassionately and equally, as One Team to put the company’s interests above our own.

We’re always looking for new businesses with strong leadership, extensive industry knowledge, a North American focus, and financial stability. To learn more, download our brochure below.

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