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People news: Drive Research hires Coville as project manager

Chris Coville

BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y. — Drive Research announced that Chris Coville has joined the Baldwinsville–based market-research firm as a project manager.

Coville will play an “integral” role in helping the young company continue to grow in Central New York. He will manage research projects for Drive Research, assist with the design and development of methodologies, create research instruments, oversee fieldwork, and play a big role in analyzing data to develop actionable research reports, according to a Drive Research news release.

Coville comes to Drive Research from Research & Marketing Strategies (RMS) in Baldwinsville, where he worked for more than seven years. Most recently, he served as that firm’s manager of research analytics. He was recently honored as a 2017 Forty Under 40 Award winner in an award program produced by Biz Eventz and BJNN. Coville graduated from Le Moyne College in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

Drive Research is a market-research firm that George Kuhn, company president, founded in 2016. It has added several full-time and part-time employees in the past 12 months to manage its growing regional and national client base. Kuhn, also a former RMS employee, says he plans to add office space for Drive Research in 2018.

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