- BS Electrical Engineering 1950
Mr. Putnam began his career at Clark Controller Company in 1950. He attended Cleveland-Marshall Law School evenings and earned a J.D. law degree in 1955 becoming General and Patent Counsel for the Clark Controller Company. In 1963, Charlie began his career with Whirlpool Corporation as a Patent Attorney. After holding several key executive positions, he was elected to the position of Executive Vice President of Administration in 1985. Charlie was elected to Whirlpool’s Board of Directors in 1987 and served in these last two positions until his retirement in 1990. In 1989, the Michigan Technological University Board of Control awarded him the Silver Medal.