Visiting Committee – Charles D. Fowler | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Visiting Committee – Charles D. Fowler

Charles D. Fowler, Weatherhead Visiting Committee

Former Director Chairman of the Executive Committee, Covia

Chuck Fowler is a longtime proponent of sustainable business practices and actively encourages environmental, social and economic responsibility as Director Chairman of the Executive Committee for Covia. A native of Danville, Illinois, Fowler has held leadership positions in the mineral production industry for more than four decades. He is past president of both Wedron Silica Company and Martin Marietta Corporation's Industrial Sand Division. Chuck Fowler joined Covia in 1986 and has grown the business to become one of the largest producers of industrial sand products in the United States. Covia 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 on the Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees. He also serves on the board of a local non-profit organization, DDC Clinic for Special Needs Children, and 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, Ohio with his wife, Charlotte Fowler, who is actively involved in the arts and children's programs in the area.


Covia is headquartered in the Cleveland area and is now the largest Industrial Sand company in the world.


  • Fast Track 50 Hall of Fame
  • NEO Success Award
  • Weatherhead 100
  • Northcoast 99