Charles Bennett

Board Member

Chuck Bennett was the CEO of Dixie Chemical Company a Houston Texas based manufacturer of specialty chemicals with over 200 employees from 2009 through June, 2015.

Mr. Bennett is currently Vice Chairman of the Dixie Chemical Board of Directors; Board of Governor’s and Executive Committee of SOCMA (Society of Chemical Manufactures & Associates) and ACA (American Coatings Association) and Immediate Past Chairman, Board and Executive Committee member of the West Michigan YMCA.

From 1998 to 2008, Mr. Bennett served as the CEO of Cook Composites & Polymers (CCP) in Kansas City, MO. CCP is a manufacturer and distributor of composites and coatings resins and related products with 1,300 employees, 15 manufacturing sites, and 44 distribution centers. From 1996 to 1999, he founded and sold off Polymer Products, Inc. a coatings and resins manufacturer based in Grand Rapids, MI. From 1979 to 1996, Mr. Bennett served as the CEO/President of Guardsman Products, Inc. with 10 operations in North America and Europe. Guardsman Products was a manufacturer of industrial paints and consumer cleaning products. He also held various positions including Corp. Controller, V.P. Regional Operations, V.P. Manufacturing, CFO, COO, & CEO. The company was sold to Lilly Industries in 1996. From 1972 to 1979 he was the Audit Manager for PWC. Additionally, from 1970 through 1972, he served as a Lieutenant in the US Army.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Ferris State University.

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