Chris Heintze

District Extension Director
Piedmont/Midlands
Abbeville County Cooperative Extension Office, Aiken County Cooperative Extension Office, Anderson County Cooperative Extension Office, Edgefield County Cooperative Extension Office, Greenwood County Cooperative Extension Office, Lexington County Cooperative Extension Office, McCormick County Cooperative Extension Office, Oconee County Cooperative Extension Office, Pickens County Cooperative Extension Office, Richland County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: 313 Towers Street Anderson, SC 29624
Phone: 864-986-9409
Email: heintze@clemson.edu

 

 Educational Background

MBA Business Administration
Clemson University 2019

B.S. Agricultural Mechanization and Business
Clemson University 2000

 Profile



Chris has worked in both public and private industry throughout his career. Before coming to Clemson University, he was employed at Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation as a Quality Control Supervisor in the parts inspection department. His responsibilities included managing the inspection team for all incoming parts inspection and delivery, tracking new product model parts and ensuring on-time delivery and quality, working with suppliers on quality and production issues so that they be corrected quickly, and establishing a new tracking system for verification of safety standards in the production of critical parts. Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation is located in Gainesville, GA and produces all the RTV models, all lawn mowers and small B series tractors for Kubota Tractor Company.

Chris has also worked as a plantation manager, fisheries technician for SCDNR, assistant golf professional, and a research associate for Clemson University.

Chris is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and part of the inaugural Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative. He lives in Clemson and has a 13-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter.