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Charter Manufacturing Appointments

Joel Casterton

Tom Marry

Tom Marry, formerly president of Charter Steel, has been promoted to President and COO for Charter Manufacturing, and Joel Casterton, who most recently served as vice president, vehicular thermal solutions and heavy-duty equipment at Modine Manufacturing, will succeed Marry as President of Charter Steel.

Marry joined Charter Steel in July 2022 after having spent the preceding 20 years in manufacturing, including six as COO of Modine Manufacturing Co., a $2 billion Wisconsin-based company that provides heat transfer technology solutions to a wide range of global end markets. Earlier in his career, Marry held positions of increasing responsibility with Milwaukee Electric Tool, Bosch and General Motors.

Marry replaces Bob Venable, who departed Charter last year. In the role of COO, he will serve as a member of Charter Manufacturing's Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for the strategy and overall operations of Charter Manufacturing's four businesses: Charter Aarrowcast, Charter Dura-Bar, Charter Steel and Charter Wire.

"During his tenure, Tom has quickly demonstrated strong alignment to Charter's culture and values, deep business expertise and has developed the trust and confidence of Charter leadership and employees," said John W. Mellowes, Charter Manufacturing CEO.

Marry earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Casterton has been named President of Charter Steel, an integrated U.S. steel producer with operations in Wisconsin and Ohio. In this role, Casterton is responsible for facilitating and guiding company operations to help ensure Charter Steel's growth, performance and people strategies are achieved.

During his 16-year-tenure at Modine Manufacturing, Casterton held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility within global program management, commercial and engineering functions. Prior to Modine, Casterton was with Ford Motor Company and a Ford spinoff, Visteon Corporation, and served as an instructor/squad leader for the U.S. Army Reserve and Minnesota Army National Guard.

"Joel brings a wealth of leadership, knowledge and experience in manufacturing, engineering and commercial disciplines to this position," said Mellowes. "He also brings years of experience within the automotive, commercial vehicle, off highway and industrial markets-all of which are critical end markets for Charter Steel."

Casterton earned his industrial and manufacturing engineering degree from Iowa State University.

For more information contact:

Charter Manufacturing

12121 Corporate Pkwy.

Mequon, WI 53092


Charter Steel

1658 Cold Springs Rd.

Saukville, WI 53080


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