About Chris

Chris Doughty is an entrepreneur and devoted father and husband. For more than three decades he has worked to build businesses that provide good jobs, while juggling being a hands-on dad for his six children and serving in the community.

Chris has overseen the expansion of Capstan Industries from its initial startup of a few dozen employees to become, at its peak, a large multinational manufacturer.

Capstan Atlantic has approximately three hundred skilled employees, two facilities, including a 130,000 square foot manufacturing plant, and received the 2016 gold medal award for job growth and economic expansion by the Massachusetts Economic Council.

As a business owner and job creator, he dealt with all kinds of challenges — from low-cost international imports to government regulation. He has worked hard to make his company a place people were proud to work.

Chris graduated from Brigham Young University in 1987 with a B.S. in economics. He paused his education for two years to serve as a volunteer for his church in southern Argentina. Chris received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1989.

He has served on the Board of Directors for the Metal Powder Industry Federation, Franklin Interfaith Council, and The Old Colony Council of the Boy Scouts.

Chris and his wife, Leslie, live in Wrentham and are the proud parents of six and grandparents to four. In his free time, Chris can be found training for his next century ride or Ironman competition.


Let’s work together toward a brighter future for the Commonwealth.