INDIANAPOLIS (March 26, 2012)—Charlie Braun, president and chief engineer of Custom Rubber Corp., has become president of the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers.
Braun succeeds Dave Maguire, vice president of technology at Veyance Technologies Inc., as the association's second president. He will serve a two-year term through 2013.
He has been ARPM vice president since the group was founded in 2010.
“I am both excited and proud to become the president of the ARPM,” Braun said. “It is an honor to follow Dave Maguire and I intend to carry on his great work and lead this association into a new chapter.”
Braun grew up in the rubber industry. At the age of 18 he began running equipment during a summer job, and started working full time at Custom Rubber in 1998 quoting new business and assisting with mold design. The Cleveland-based company is family owned, acquired in 1980 by Bill Braun, Charlie Braun's father.
Braun earned a bachelor's in fine arts from Harvard University and a master's of business administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western University.