Charles is a financial management professional with extensive experience leading medium- and small-sized businesses in environments demanding change or growth. He has broad and deep relationships across med tech contract manufacturing, precision manufacturing and with OEMs. He has lead two cross border med tech transactions between the US and Europe in recent years and was instrumental in building the world’s largest orthopedic contract manufacturer through acquisition.
Mr. Weikel has broad experience in global manufacturing and medical devices, especially in Europe and Asia. As President and owner of a leading niche U.S. equipment manufacturer in the 1990’s, he tripled sales to Asia while establishing joint manufacturing and assembly operations with local partners and governments.
He also has expertise is in strategic development issues that increase shareholder value, including acquisitions, divestitures, new-product development, corporate refocusing and entry into new markets. He has managed numerous corporate restructurings with creditors, including banks and vendors.
With seven years’ experience in the financial services sector, at GE Capital and Bank of America, Mr. Weikel provided investment and commercial-banking services to Fortune 500 and middle-market customers.
Mr. Weikel earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance, with honors, from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the U.S. Naval Academy. Upon graduation from the Academy, he was commissioned an officer, entered the U.S. Navy Nuclear Training Program and subsequently served as a Nuclear Officer aboard the USS Nimitz and the USS Mississippi in the Mediterranean and Caribbean areas.