Charles D. Tereck

Charles D. Tereck, P.E.

Vice President, KATZEN International, Inc.


University of Cincinnati, B.S.Ch.E., 1982
University of Virginia, M.S.Ch.E., 1985


Professional Engineer, State of Ohio
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Ohio Valley Section, member and past Section Chair


Mr. Tereck joined KATZEN in 1994 as a chemical engineer. In 2003, Mr. Tereck was promoted to Vice President and Treasurer. Over his career, he has performed all aspects of process design work including process simulation, flowsheet synthesis, equipment design, P&ID preparation, instrument specification, and economic analysis. Mr. Tereck's broad design and operations experience with particular expertise in distillation has resulted in many successful motor fuel grade, industrial grade, and beverage grade ethanol projects. Since working at KATZEN, Mr. Tereck has worked on potable grade spirits projects that have resulted in world class product quality. At KATZEN, he has also been involved in a variety of chemical projects such as SO2 recovery, bromine manufacture, and fine chemical pilot plant design. Mr. Tereck designs, manages, commissions and leads start-ups for KATZEN projects worldwide, and his leadership is instrumental to the success of all of them.

Prior to his employment at KATZEN, Mr. Tereck worked in a number of capacities as an engineer for Ethyl Corporation. After graduate school, he worked for Union Carbide for 5 years, again utilizing his chemical process design experience to eventually become engineering lead in the development and commercial production of ethylene-propylene rubber products. For the next 4 years, before joining KATZEN, Mr. Tereck was employed at the Procter & Gamble Company. There, he was responsible for development, scale-up, and start-up of bar soap manufacturing processes.