Heavy-duty and automotive aftermarket marketing veteran Chuck Vollman passed away on May 8. He was 75.
Vollman had served aftermarket clients since 1970. At his own Elgin, Illinois-based agency, he created marketing programs for Chicago Rawhide, SKF, Safety-Kleen, Parker and Stant.
He served as the first vice president of marketing at FleetPride and also spent time at Durakon.
He was a founding partner of Wade&Partners and assisted suppliers, distributors, associations and non-profits for the past 14 years. Vollman was an active supporter of United Way and the Wyakin Warrior project for wounded veterans.
Always a leader in industry education, Vollman authored several textbooks for Northwood and the University of the Aftermarket.
He was an avid photography, aviation and automotive enthusiast who also taught various art classes at Elgin Community College.
Vollman passed away after a long bout with various medical issues. He is survived by Kay, his wife of 54 years, son Brandt, and daughter Jennifer.