Flexible Foam’s Charles Moeller dies

Charles Moeller, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Flexible Foam Products Inc., died on Jan. 8. He was 85.

Moeller was a naval veteran who began his business career at the age of 23 when he founded and subsequently expanded Ohio Decorative Products Inc. In 1971, he joined the polyurethane foam industry, and in 2012, was inducted into the Polyurethane Foam Association Hall of Fame. He built Flexible Foam from a single polyurethane foam-pouring facility into one of the largest flexible polyurethane producing companies in the world.

In accordance with the Flexible Foam’s leadership succession plan, Chief Operating Officer Rich Whitling has assumed Moeller’s role.

“Rich Whitling is a 40-year company veteran and will work diligently with the management team to carry on the successful company founded by Mr. Moeller,” said Mike Crowell, Flexible Foam vice president of marketing.

“The entire organization mourns our loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Moeller family,” Whitling said. “Chuck’s legacy will live on. He was an industry pioneer and visionary. We salute his many professional and personal accomplishments.”

Moeller’s survivors include daughters Candace Moeller, Charlene McCullough, Marcia Elliott, Teresa Moeller; son Charles; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Charles O. Moeller Memorial Fund, c/o Huntington National Bank, 102 N. Broadway, Spencerville, OH 45887.

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