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200 E Van Buren St
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Corporate Development
Dean's List Student
Applied Transition Strategy
Reynolds Metals Company
Chief Financial Officer
Association for Corporate Growth Inc
Member of the Planning Forum
Institute of Management Consultants
Member of the Planning Forum
SixPillars Research Group Inc
Founder and Principal
Bachelor of Science degree
Washington & Lee University
Carnegie Institute of Technology
Washington and Lee University
Six Pillars - A Story
Charles R. Schaul
Biographic Information Charles R. Schaul, Founder and Principal of SixPillars Research Group, a futurist, has worked as a professional consultant for 30 years. Charles' analytic skills as applied to commerce and industry have been honed by more than 45 years of experience. He received practical business experience as owner or executive of businesses involved in the repair and rebuilding of underground mining machinery in West Virginia; heavy vehicle parts distribution and service and re-manufacturing of motor vehicle components in Phoenix, Arizona. He worked in many phases of the aluminum industry with Reynolds Metals Company (Strategic Planner); and micro electronics and military systems with Bowmar Instrument Corporation (Director of Corporate Development). After graduating college he served in the US Army, rising to the rank of Captain. Early in his work career he became a Registered Professional Engineer. Although no longer working in engineering, he maintained the registration in three states for more than 30 years. Charles is a polished public speaker. He is comfortable at work with groups of all types. As a Senior Consultant with the Hamilton Strategic Management Group for four years, Charles guided many companies through the American Management Association's strategic planning process. His clients ranged from large firms with sales exceeding the billion dollar mark, to small firms with sales of less than $10 million. Previously, as an intermediary in mergers and acquisition he was responsible for successfully closing many transaction in the three to 20 million dollar range. He also worked with business turnaround situations, and as corporate financial adviser to several firms. For several years he was a regular columnist for the Arizona Business Gazette, and recently has been published in the Boulder County Business Report, Boulder, Colorado. Currently, as a consultant with SixPillars Research Group he helps clients stop losing customers, create greater profits and enhance growth. In all engagements Charles' work has led to marked improvement for clients. Charles has a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia and a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was a "Dean's List" student at Washington & Lee, and from Carnegie he graduated "With Honors" and was elected to Tau Beta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa and Pi Tau Sigma. At both Washington & Lee and Carnegie he extensively studied accounting and economics. At Arizona State University he studied marketing and finance as a non-matriculated graduate student. He continues his education through business seminars and personal interest courses at local colleges.
About Sixpillars | SixPillars Research Group
Charles Schaul, Founder of SixPillars, first became involved with long range planning process as a Corporate Planner for Reynolds Metals Company.
Charles later entered the consulting world as an intermediary in mergers and acquisitions. He also associated with the Hamilton Strategic Management Group and, presenting their planning process, led many companies in the US and Canada through successful strategic planning programs. More recently, Charles' clients include both for-profit and not-for-profit groups throughout the United States. In the past he was a Certified Management Consultant, a Registered Professional Engineer and a business columnist for the Arizona Business Gazette. He has published articles and taught Strategic Management to business management teams internationally.
Charles R. Schaul, Founder, has broad ranging business experience including 19 years of strategic issues consulting.
Charles first became involved with long range planning process as a Corporate Planner for Reynolds Metals Company. Charles entered the consulting world in 1979 as an intermediary in mergers and acquisitions. Later he joined the corporate staff of one of his clients, Bowmar Instrument Corporation. Responsibilities included Strategic Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions. In 1992 Charles associated with the Hamilton Strategic Management Group, a consulting firm licensed by the American Management Association to use their Team Planning process. He led many companies in the US and Canada through the process. More recently, Charles' clients include both for-profit and not-for-profit groups throughout the United States. Charles holds degrees from Washington and Lee University and Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University.) In the past he was a licensed Professional Engineer, and a Certified Management Consultant. He was a columnist for the Arizona Business Gazette and has had many articles published in other media.
SixPillars Research Group
SixPillars Research Group was founded in 1990 by Charles R. Schaul.Originally organized to provide Strategic Planning assistance to companies large and small, it added Customer Retention work in 1998 and in this work has successfully helped improve profits for more than 30 firms. Charles started his consulting career in 1979 working in mergers and acquisitions.In 1992, as a Senior Consultant with the Hamilton Strategic Management Group, he for four years led many companies through the American Management Association's strategic planning process.Prior to that he was employed as a Strategic Planner for the former Reynolds Metals Company, and later for two years as Director of Corporate Development for Bowmar Instrument Company. Earlier Charles was Owner/President of four small companies: Kanawha Electric Machine Co., Charleston, WV, rebuilder of underground coal mining machinery; and in Phoenix, AZ, Brake and Drive Industries, Inc., automotive and heavy truck parts warehouse distributor; LCS Industries, Inc., manufacturer of construction man-lifts; and AirVac, Inc., re-manufacturer of automotive and truck brake components. For more than three years he was a columnist for the Arizona Business Gazette.Some of his published work, as well as more recent writing, can be read on his two blogs, shown below as related links.Charles has degrees from Washington & Lee University and Carnegie Institute of Technology.He was a Registered Professional Engineer, and a Certified Management Consultant as defined by The Institute of Management Consultants. Contact him at 608 Tantra DriveCharles Schaul on Business www.schaulbusiness.blogspot.com
Our Planning Directors
Alfred B. Hurd - Charles R. Schaul - George E. Hardy III - Jack Kelly - Dr. Sarah Layton - Martin R. Ormond - William H. Rianhard - William G. LipseyCharles R. SchaulCharles Schaul is a Senior Consultant and Planning Director with The Hamilton Strategic Management Group, columnist for the Arizona Business Gazette and teaches at Motorola University.In addition he develops and presents programs on leadership, team building and culture change and change management.He is the founder and developer of SixPillars, a small business program combining planning and implementation assistance. Mr. Schaul has almost 20 years experience as a business consultant in corporate and marketing strategic planning, corporate development, and turnaround and restructuring situations.He has worked in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, mining and health care sectors of the economy.Company associations have ranged from one of the largest in the country to many mid-sized and several small operations, both publicly and privately owned.He was for three years a speaker at a national medical conference. Present clients range from a large manufacturing company to small financial services firm.Mr. Schaul's practice also includes mentoring many owners of small businesses.Before becoming a consultant Mr. Schaul served in Korea as a military officer, worked in various capacities in a small technical company, as a member of the strategic planning staff of Reynolds Metals Company, and as a Director of Corporate Development for Bowmar Instrument Corporation.Later he was majority owner and CEO of an auto and heavy truck parts warehouse distributor, and at the same time was owner of a construction equipment manufacturing company and a small group of retail sportswear stores.Mr. Schaul holds degrees from Washington & Lee University and Carnegie Institute of Technology and pursued advanced studies at Arizona State University.He has been a member of the Planning Forum, the Association for Corporate Growth and the Institute of Management Consultants.He has been a registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Management Consultant.