Charlie Ingram, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, will retire from Erie, Pa-based Eriez at the end of 2020, according to president and CEO Lukas Guenthardt.

“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 Guenthardt.

Ingram joined Eriez in 1994 as national sales manager, rising to vice president of sales and marketing in 2004. According to Guenthardt, Ingram was one of the architects of Eriez’ three-fold growth while he directed the sales organization in the Americas. 

“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,” said Guenthardt.

According to Eriez, Ingram is highly regarded for fostering the professional growth of Eriez’s sales and marketing teams, and enhancing customer satisfaction through improved sales structures and processes. As executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Ingram oversaw Eriez’s global marketing operations and championed the introduction of new Eriez products to target countries, as well as managed product line re-alignment and standardization based on market intelligence.

“We at Eriez value the many contributions Charlie has made over the span of his career. We appreciate the foundation Charlie has built over the last 26 years, which positions Eriez to be successful for many years to come,” said Guenthardt.