The Cathedral Builder
A Biography of J. Irwin Miller
About the Book
About the Author
Charles E. Mitchell (“Charlie”) Rentschler graduated in 1961 from Princeton University, where he was managing editor of the Daily Princetonian and wrote an honors thesis for the history department on “The Decline of the Protestant Ethic: A Comparison of Working Class Attitudes toward ‘the American Dream’ in the 1880s and 1950s.” He spent six years in the US Marine Corps Reserves, attaining the rank of sergeant, and graduated from the Harvard Business School.
Rentschler has been involved with Cummins Engine Co./Cummins Inc. for nearly forty years. Starting in 1976, he worked in manufacturing management for nine years, ran a six-hundred-employee iron foundry business (Cummins being its largest customer) for fourteen years, covered Cummins as a Wall Street investment analyst for twelve years, and spent three years writing this book. He and his wife, Suzie, have lived in the Columbus area for four decades. Rentschler was a director of Hurco Cos. in Indianapolis and Accuride Corp. in Evansville, Indiana.