President, Plymouth Technology Inc. in Rochester Hills. The company provides boiler cooling, wastewater and reverse osmosis treatment chemicals, equipment, and consulting services to manufacturing plants. Recently, the company moved its headquarters to the Great Lakes Interchange/Rochester Hills SmartZone in a 10,000-square-foot building to accommodate the growing company and a new testing laboratory. The firm was founded by her father, Geary Parke, in 1991 as a boiler and cooling water treatment company. Christides started in field sales and engineering, moved up through the ranks, and became president after her fatherís passing in 2005. Christides recognized the need for pollution control systems in the industrial marketplace and worked to develop a team to pursue this market niche and product line. Most recently, Christides worked to develop and patent her fatherís concept for Plymouthís new MRS technology, effectively revolutionizing the process for low-level contaminant removal in industrial settings. Christides is a member of Vistage International, the National Federation of Independent Business, the Association of Water Technologies, and the Cooling Technology Institute. She received her bachelorís degree from Albion College and a management certificate from the University of Michigan Executive Education Program, in addition to various industry certifications.