Chris Downs

Consulting Principal / Sales Enablement Consulting and Training

Chris has spent over 20 years as a consultative sales manager in the highly competitive industrial manufacturing space.

For Ascension Chris helps the firm deliver best practice consultative sales practices to companies around the world.

He provides sales growth strategy consulting as well as helps design and deliver Ascension’s many different customized Purposeful Selling training programs.

Armed with a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Tennessee Chris began his career as a Applications Engineer for Sullair, a leading industrial air compressor manufacturer. He then held a subsequent sales engineer role for Blake and Pendleton, a regional sales distribution company focused on compressed air systems.

Before joining Ascension Chris was Regional Sales Director for Quincy Compressor – a division of global industrial leader Atlas Copco. It was at Quincy that he worked directly with Ascension as a long term participant in the firm’s Purposeful Selling training and sales process management programs.

Over his 20 plus years at Quincy Chris held positions in training, aftermarket, and national accounts.

Chris lives on the Alabama coast and works with Ascension industrial clients around the world.