Charles "Chuck" Walder, Russell Township's Fiscal Officer (appointment effective Feb 1, 2013) grew up in Amherst, OH before moving to Hudson, OH. There he worked as a co-op student at Terex (then a Division of GM) while attending General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering w/ a Minor in Electrical Engineering.
Following the sale of Terex, Chuck transferred to Chevrolet Motor Division's Parma Pressed Metal facility, where he designed control systems for press automation, welding and material handling and was a skilled trades supervisor. From 1984 to 2005, he was founder & president of MicroTek Controls Inc. in Twinsburg, OH. He also taught electrical and electronics classes and labs at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland.
The Walders founded and manage CK Properties Ltd., a commercial and residential real estate business. Chuck is an active elected member and treasurer of condominium associations in Reminderville, Twinsburg and Aurora.
Chuck is also a long-time old car enthusiast, and the Walders are caretakers for a car collection that spans from the 20's to the 80's. CK Auto Restoration in Twinsburg is their collector car restoration shop that specializes in restoring early cars especially Corvettes. Their restored Corvettes have won awards at local and national concours including Amelia Island & Glenmoor Gathering.
Chuck and his wife Karen moved to Russell Township in 1988 and enjoy living along the beautiful Silver Creek watershed.