Christopher Fagnant grew up in the manufacturing industry, as the grandson of a heat-seal lid manufacturer in Illinois called LMI. His parents, Mary and Tony Fagnant, worked there many years before going out on their own. In 2000, they bought Qualtek Manufacturing, a manufacturer of custom-stamped and treated metal component parts for larger products. Earlier this month, Christopher, 33, took over as president of the firm. Read more.