Chris Strickland

VP & General Manager

North American Filtration Company of SC (MerMade Filter)

Who is someone you admire and why?

I admire my mother.  She was born in a different time – the early 1930’s in the rural south.  It was a hard life compared to today’s way of life. Regardless, she made the best with what she had and was a true lady in every aspect of the word.  She never made headlines, but to her family and friends she was an extraordinary person and was respected by everyone who knew her.  Her best lessons were taught by the way she lived her life.  She was kind, patient, gentle, smart and multi-talented.  Although she is no longer with us, her influence continues to direct me in my daily life.   It is the greatest compliment if someone says, “Oh, you do that like your mother”.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be an airline stewardess.   The thought of traveling to different locations and seeing the world was exciting to me so I thought it would be a great job.

What would be your personal motto?

Treat others as you would like to be treated.


Chris received a Associates Degree in Engineering Graphics Technology from Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.

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