April 30, 2008
Charles Wax serves as president of WAXIE Sanitary Supply, Wax Properties, Budget Motel LP and WAXIE Business Park.
Charles began working at the family owned business as a 12-year-old sweeping floors and stacking products in the warehouse. He worked after school, during the summer months, during winter vacation, and when extra help was needed to complete inventory.
In 1972, Charles graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting from San Diego State University. After his graduation from college, Charles worked for a brief time Crown Zellerbach. In March of 1973, Charles began his full-time career with Waxie.
He started at Waxie in the Customer Service department and has worked at a variety of administrative positions in the company, such as purchasing and credit. He was instrumental in the implementation of WAXIE’s first computer system in the 1970’s. Wax has also been heavily involved in the creation of Waxie’s catalogs and in relationships with vendors.
Charles Wax is involved in numerous community organizations. He served as Vice President of the San Diego Hall of Champions, a member of the Board of Directors of the United Jewish Federation, and a member of the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA). He is a former member of the Board of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and served on the Executive Committee for San Diego Youth Tennis. He is a lifetime member of the San Diego Tennis Patrons and the Navy League. He was past Vice Chairman of Network Services, a member-owned, Chicago-based, $6.7 billion distribution organization.
Charles Wax was the founding president of the San Diego Jewish Academy, and has served as the Vice President of Tiffereth Israel Synagogue, and the Assistant Treasurer of the United Jewish Federation. He has co-chaired the Breitbard Golf Tournament twice.