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Krannert Executive Forum - Chuck Fowler

Chuck Fowler

Chuck Fowler

Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Fairmont Minerals, Ltd.

Chuck Fowler is the retired chief executive officer of Fairmount Minerals. He is a longtime proponent of sustainable business practices and actively encourages environmental, social and economic responsibility.  A native of Danville, Illinois, Fowler has held leadership positions in the mineral production industry for more than four decades.  Prior to retiring as CEO of Fairmount Minerals, he is also past president of both Wedron Silica Company and Martin Marietta Corporation’s Industrial Sand Division.  Chuck Fowler joined Fairmount Minerals, Ltd. in 1986 and has had a significant impact on the growth of the business as it is now one of the largest producers of industrial sand products in the United States.  Fairmount Minerals has earned numerous awards and recognition for its sustainable business practices, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center 2006 Corporate Stewardship Award, the National Association of Manufacturers Sandy Trowbridge Award for Social Responsibility, and the Ford Motor Company 2005 World Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Chuck Fowler is a 1990 graduate of the Weatherhead School of Management’s Executive Master of Business Administration degree program and serves as Chairman for Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees.  Other boards on which Chuck serves are a local non-profit organization, DDC Clinic for Special Needs Children, Flying Horse Farms and Cleveland Water Alliance. He actively participates in industry associations as officer and former chairman of the National Industrial Sand Association, member and national director of the American Foundry Society, and officer and past president of the Foundry Education Foundation.  Chuck currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, Charlotte Fowler, who is actively involved in the arts and children’s programs in the area.