1962 Horatio Alger Award Winner
"Help those who need help."
Dedicated to helping his family in whatever way he could, Charles Anderson went to work at the age of 14 while he attended Brooklyn Technical High School in Brooklyn, New York. Later, he worked his way through Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute by selling men's clothing. Graduating with a degree in chemical engineering, he became a research chemist with Standard Oil, then began selling chemical equipment machinery, eventually becoming sales manager with a division of American Machine and Metals, Inc. Instrumental in acquiring various firms, he moved through the ranks, becoming executive vice president in 1947 and president in 1956. In 1961, the company assumed the Ametek identity as it moved into production of instruments, controls, gauges, springs, and electrical motors. When he was approaching 90, Charles Anderson still played golf and took care of a flower garden.* Deceased