Charter announces leadership promotions

Charter Manufacturing has announced several recent promotions.

Tom Marry, president of Charter Steel, has been promoted to president and chief operating officer for Charter Manufacturing in Mequon.

Joel Casterton, who most recently served as vice president of vehicular thermal solutions and heavy-duty equipment at Modine Manufacturing, will succeed Marry as president of Charter Steel, an integrated U.S. steel producer with operations in Wisconsin and Ohio.

Marry replaces Bob Venable, who left Charter last year. As 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.

Marry joined Charter Steel in July 2022 after 20 years in manufacturing, including six as COO of Modine Manufacturing Co.

Marry earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois and an master of business administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Casterton held a variety of positions during his 16 years at Modine Manufacturing. Prior to that, he was with Ford Motor Co. and a Ford spinoff, Visteon Corp.

He also served as an instructor/squad leader for the U.S. Army Reserve and Minnesota Army National Guard.

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



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