Chase Charles Koch (/ˈkk/) is an American businessman. He is currently president of Koch Fertilizer, a multi-billion dollar subsidiary of Koch Industries, a company founded by his grandfather Fred Koch.

Early life and education

Koch was raised in Wichita, Kansas. In 1996, at the age 16, he was convicted of misdemeanor vehicular homicide. He hit and killed a twelve-year-old boy in a cross-walk after running a red light in Wichita. He was sentenced to 100 hours of community service.[2] He attended Wichita Collegiate School and Texas A&M University, where he graduated with a B.S.[citation needed]

Business career

Koch was appointed President of Koch Fertilizer, a multi-billion dollar subsidiary of his father's company Koch Industries in December 2013.[3] Koch is expected to replace his father as the CEO of Koch Industries following his father's retirement.[4] Koch is currently overseeing the company's single largest project, a $1.3 billion plant extension by Koch Fertilizer subsidiary Koch Nitrogen in Oklahoma.[5]


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