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Dean's Advisory Council

Chuck Ludwig

Chuck Ludwig
Managing Director
CHZ Technologies and C&A Ludwig LLC

Chuck Ludwig serves as the Managing Director of CHZ Technologies, a leading U.S. firm specializing in marketing Thermolyzer™, an innovative German technology engineered to convert various waste materials into energy, including carpet, plastic composites, electronic scrap, and tires. Additionally, he holds the position of Co-Managing Director at C&A Ludwig LLC, dedicated to assisting emerging entrepreneurs in identifying new business ventures and providing essential tools for their successful establishment and growth.

Prior to these roles, Chuck was a founding member of Aetos Technologies, a private corporation affiliated with Auburn University, aimed at bridging the gap between university-based research and commercial markets. Notable successful ventures under Aetos include CytoViva, Eagle Aquaculture, and Coatings Technology Development.

Chuck brings extensive experience from leadership positions at Avistis in Cincinnati, OH, GIL Technologies in Collierville, TN, and Great Lakes Chemical in West Lafayette, IN. He initiated his career at General Electric's Plastics Division, where he held various roles encompassing business team management, sales, marketing, and product development.

Chuck Ludwig is an alumnus of Purdue University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, with coursework in Chemical Engineering, and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration (MSIA) degree. He actively contributes to Purdue University's academic community, having served on advisory boards across multiple departments, including the College of Science, College of Engineering, Discovery Park, and Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship.