Mr. Koster has taught classes at RIT in the MBA, the Executive MBA, and the Advanced Management program and several Engineering Master's degree programs. He has also taught project management in the Masters degree program at Nazareth College and received the college's "Outstanding" teacher award. He is a consultant and has worked with both business and industry developing and teaching programs in project management and productivity.
Prior to teaching and consulting, Mr. Koster spent 25 years with General Motors Corporation. He was responsible as the Operations Manager for the fuel systems division which included plants in Alabama, Iowa, Michigan, and New York. He was the Project and Plant Manager for the start up of three GM manufacturing plants including GM's Power Train Delta Engine Plant in Lansing, Michigan. Earlier in his career, he had multi-plant responsibilities as a Director of Manufacturing Engineering.
Mr Koster has an MBA degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Science Degree with High Honors, an Associates Degree in Applied Science and a Tool Engineering Diploma. He is certified by the State of New York and General Motors Corporation as a Journeyman Tool and Die Maker. He is licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration as a Private Pilot and he is an active member of The Project Management Institute.
On a more personal note, Chuck is married and he and his wife, Elizabeth share their home on Canandaigua Lake with two golden retrievers both of whom failed obedience school. Chuck has more fishing poles than he cares to count and he has four full sets of golf clubs none of which work properly. Obviously he enjoys fishing and playing golf. He also has his "get away" which is a small cabin in the Bristol hills where he thoroughly enjoys the outdoors.