BS in Accounting, 1973
Charles Martz is CEO, president, and chairman of the board of Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co., a subsidiary of Sumitomo Heavy Industries in Tokyo, Japan. He is also executive vice president of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, the first officer from a U.S. subsidiary to achieve this level in the SHI organization. Headquartered in Lexington, Ky., Link-Belt is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of lattice and telescopic boom cranes. Mr. Martz was named chairman of the board of Link-Belt and vice president of SHI in early 2009 after three consecutive years of record earnings and aggressively expanding Link-Belt’s international presence. He earned his B.S. in accounting from the University of Kentucky in 1973.