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Obituary: Charley Denny, Former CEO of Schneider North America, Passes On

Denny’s electrical career started in 1960 after he received his MBA from Northwestern when he joined his family's company, Barkelew Electric. Square D purchased Barkelew in 1967, and over the years Denny took on a variety of senior executive roles at Square D.

Charley Wampler Denny, former president of Schneider North America, passed away on Nov. 13 in Naples, FL, according to his obituary at www.legacy.com. He was 83 years old. A graduate of Wesleyan and Northwestern Universities, Denny’s electrical career started in 1960 after he received his MBA from Northwestern and he joined his family's company, Barkelew Electric. Square D purchased Barkelew in 1967, and Denny took on a variety of senior executive roles at Square D, including manager of Square D's Circuit Breaker Division in Cedar Rapids, IA. Then in 1985, he moved to Lexington, KY as Vice President over the Distribution Equipment Group. When Square D was purchased by the Schneider Group of Paris, France, he was appointed president of Schneider North America. Click here for Denny’s full obituary at www.legacy.com

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