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Charles Rainger


Chuck grew up in East Cleveland and earned his BS in Metallurgic Engineering from Case Institute of Technology (now Case Western Reserve University). Upon graduating, he was hired full time as a production metallurgist as Sandusky International. He eventually rose to President and CEO of the business and remained in these positions until his retirement in 1996.

Throughout his illustrious career in engineering, sales, and management for Sandusky International, Chuck accomplished a wide variety of undertakings, including researching, developing, and being a co-inventor of a new patented alloy, “Alloy 86.”

Chuck has been a part of the Erie County Community Foundation since its founding. Chuck joined the Community Foundation as a member of the first Board of Directors. He served on the board until the end of 2014 and was named a Director Emeritus in 2015.

Along with this role, he has been involved with the Sandusky State Theatre; Leadership Erie County; the board of First Energy; Firelands Health System, of which he was a member; and The Foundation for Firelands, of which he was a director.

Today, Chuck spends his free time fly fishing, bike riding, traveling, and raising roses, among many other hobbies. He looks toward the future with the hope that the City of Sandusky will continue a path of successful development, and that the Erie County Community Foundation will continue to grow and receive support from the generosity of its people.

Charles Rainger
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