Germantown, Wis. (December 6, 2017) – Rheocast Company, a contract manufacturer of high pressure brass and aluminum die castings, has promoted Charlie Wright, Jr. to VP of Operations at its Germantown facility.
Wright had been serving as the Plant Superintendent of the 40-year-old Wisconsin Company, and was previously the Sales & Marketing Manager of the firm. “Charlie’s hands-on experience has been vital in helping grow our company,” said Brennen Weigel, President and CEO of The Fall River Group, Inc., the parent company of Rheocast. “Charlie began his career almost ten years ago working at Fall River Foundry, our other division, and his commitment to making our organization the best at producing cast and machined components is what we need for continued prosperity.”
Since Wright began working at Rheocast in 2011, he has secured over 15 new customers, expanded the company’s capabilities by adding a toolmaking facility, and won the International Die Casting Competition, hosted by the North American Die Casting Association, in 2011 and again in 2017 for his innovative die casting designs.
“We have the best team in the industry,” Wright said. “We are all 100% committed to growing our company and I am very optimistic for the future.”
Wright, a Wisconsin native, has a degree in English from Boston College. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Milwaukee Public Museum, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metro Chicago, and the Pabst Mansion. Wright is the grandson of William Wright, the founder of The Fall River Group, Inc.
Founded in 1977, Rheocast Company is a division of The Fall River Group, Inc., a large Wisconsin-based foundry and manufacturing organization. Rheocast specializes in the contract manufacturing of highpressure brass and aluminum die castings and value-added engineering services for industries such as transportation, automotive, marine and specialty craft, security hardware, exit hardware, fluid metering and many others. Based in Germantown, Wis., Rheocast is an ISO 9001:2008 registered company with 30,000 square feet of manufacturing space including machining, assembly and finishing services, as well as an adjacent, in-house tool-making facility.