ERIE, Pa.—Charlie Ingram is set to retire at the end of this year, ending a 26-year career with Eriez, according to the separation technologies business.
"After 26 years of significant contributions to Eriez, our industry and the Erie community, Charlie has decided to retire and bring to an end his very successful career," said Lukas Guenthardt, Eriez president and CEO.
Starting as a sales manager in 1994, Ingram rose to vice president of sales and marketing in 2004 and eventually to executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
Guenthardt said Ingram was an architect of Eriez' growth.
"Ingram's approaches to field sales, market-focused strategies, aftermarket initiatives, training and customer education significantly helped position Eriez as the world authority in separation technologies," Guenthardt said. "Charlie has been a valued mentor and leader during his tenure."
Ingram helped lead the company as it broadened its global portfolio, introducing new products to target countries and managing product line re-alignment.
Ingram represented Eriez on the Manufacturers' Agents National Association Board of Directors and through many speeches to industry groups throughout his career. He continues to volunteer in the community and has served as president of several community and industry boards, including the Erie Philharmonic, Sight Center of Northwest Pennsylvania, the Process Equipment Manufacturers' Association and the Kahkwa Club.
"We at Eriez value the many contributions Charlie has made over the span of his career," Guenthardt said. "We appreciate the foundation Charlie has built over the last 26 years which positions Eriez to be successful for many years to come."
Eriez offers magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid recycling, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment with applications in metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, food, mining, aggregate, textile and power industries.