Charles (Charlie) L. Szews

Charles (Charlie) L. Szews is lead director on the Board of Directors at Allegion and chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.

Charlie also serves on the Board of Directors at Commercial Metals Company and Group 1 Automotive, Inc. 

Charlie is the former chief executive officer (CEO) of Oshkosh Corporation, a $6 billion global manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. He retired from that position in 2015, and previously had served as the company’s executive vice president, president, chief operating officer (COO) and chief financial officer (CFO). Prior to joining Oshkosh, Charlie was a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), an audit senior manager with Ernst & Young, and he served as vice president and controller at Fort Howard Corporation during its leveraged buyout.

Charlie is an experienced board member and seasoned executive, with a background in strategy, operations, acquisitions and finance. In addition, he has in-depth knowledge of global markets, having led operations across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia.

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