Chuck Fowler is the retired chief executive officer of Fairmount Santrol. He is a longtime proponent of sustainable business practices and actively encourages environmental, social and economic responsibility. As one of the nation’s longest continuously operating mining organizations, Fairmount Santrol has developed a strong commitment to sustainable development, environmental stewardship and operational safety. Correspondingly, the company’s motto and action orientation is: “Do good. Do well.”

The Sustainable Development culture reaches deep at Fairmount Santrol. Everything the company does strives to nourish a stronger, more prosperous future for our company and our communities. When a company commits to contributing to the world’s social, economic, and environmental needs, it can realize greater performance in all aspects of its business. From waste elimination to energy efficiency to wellness initiatives and more, sustainable development pays. Please see the company’s 10 years of corporate sustainability reports at

A native of Danville, Illinois, Fowler has held leadership positions in the mineral production industry for more than four decades. In addition to retiring as CEO of Fairmount Santrol, he is also past president of both Wedron Silica Company and Martin Marietta Corporation’s Industrial Sand Division. Chuck Fowler joined Fairmount Santrol in 1986 and has had a significant impact on the growth of the business, as Fairmount Santrol is now one of the largest producers of industrial sand products in the United States. The company 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 of the 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, the Flying Horse Farms, and the 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 with his wife, Charlotte Fowler.