Charlie is President of Leistritz Extrusion, a company that provides manufacturing extrusion equipment and engineering services to the plastics, medical and pharmaceutical industries in the USA and around the world.
Extensively published in trade publications, textbooks and journals, Charlie has delivered technical presentations at wide-ranging international events, and is the co-editor of the textbook Pharmaceutical Extrusion Technology. He has also been awarded 2 extrusion related patents.
Charlie currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Extrusion Division, the Polymer Processing Institute @ New Jersey Institute of Technology, and is also on the Technical Advisory Board for Teel Plastics. Previously he has held the Technical Program Chairman and Chairman positions for the SPE Extrusion Division.
Charlie earned his undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College and an MBA from Rutgers University.