Christopher Che is President and CEO of the Che International Group, LLC (CIG), a multi-national holding company that identifies, acquires, supports, and grows scalable subsidiary companies in diverse industries through strategic acquisitions, joint ventures, and alliances, to help customers maximize supply chain diversity while promoting supply chain excellence. Christopher Che is an accountant by profession and a veteran Senior Financial Executive with over 25 years of vast and dynamic business management experience.
In 2007 the Che International Group successfully acquired Hooven-Dayton Corporation (HDC) as its first wholly owned subsidiary company, which Christopher also led as President/CEO. HDC is an 83 year old provider of high quality prime product labels, flexible packaging, promotional coupons and specialty printing solutions. HDC purchased Benchmark Graphics, a 35 year old pressure sensitive labels and tags company, in 2011 in its continual quest for exponential growth. That acquisition propelled HDC to a 120,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Miamisburg, Ohio. After exponentially growing HDC by over 300% topline revenue, CIG divested HDC in 2018. In 2011 the Che International Group successfully acquired its second wholly owned subsidiary company—Digital Color International, LLC (DCI), a 20 year old point of purchase/entry display, specialty folding cartons, and commercial offset print and bindery company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. CIG divested DCI in 2014. CIG’s third subsidiary company—Cog, LLC, is a customized Graphics Production Solutions firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio. TrueChoicePack Corporation (TCP), another subsidiary of CIG, is a manufacturer and distributor of traditional, green private label and customized packaging and disposable products. CIG divested TCP in 2018 after growing the company by over 3,000%. Under Christopher’s visionary leadership, CIG will continue to experience exponential expansion through acquisitions and organic growth. From a base of one employee in 2005, CIG grew to over 150 employees before divestments.
As President and CEO of CIG, Christopher’s responsibilities include setting strategy and vision, building cohesive executive teams that will lead the company to the next level, creating a positive culture of sustainable growth, and properly allocating capital resources. CIG’s rapid expansion has resulted in its being recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as a 2012 BE 100s company, one of the nation’s largest black-owned enterprises, and by Inc. Magazine as a 2012 Inc. 500|5000 company, one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.
Christopher Che is a strong believer in giving back to the community through direct involvement. He served as a member of President (Obama)’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness from 2011 to 2012 and currently serves as a board member of the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Dayton Business Council, the Tag & Label Manufacturing Institute (TLMI), African American CEO Roundtable of Cincinnati, the Minority Business Partnership (Co-Chair), the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland-Dayton Area Business Advisory Council.
Christopher Che has received several awards and honors in recognition of his professional, business, and civic accomplishments including: the President’s Award from the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council in 2013, the “Outstanding American by Choice” Award in 2012 from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at the recommendation of the White House—this is the highest award presented to immigrants by the Department of Homeland Security; induction into the Association of Ohio Commodores in 2011 by Ohio Governor Kasich; the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Cameroon Professional Society (CPS) in 2011;the “Executive of the Year” Award from the Dayton Business Journal in 2010; and named to the Dayton Business Journal’s Top 10 Most Influential People in the Greater Dayton Region in 2010.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting with a minor in Computers from Ohio’s Wilmington College in 1985, Christopher Che proceeded to obtain a Master’s of Accountancy degree From Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1986. He resides in Mason, Ohio, with his wife and is the proud father of two sons and one daughter.