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Charles C. Heath
Founder of Heath and Associates, Inc.




Heath and Associates, Inc.,  Shelby, NC - 1959 - 2002


Founded Heath and Associates in 1959.  Provided engineering and management consulting services to clients for forty-three years. Provided engineering designs as well as conducted rate studies, feasibility studies and natural gas supply/peak shaving studies. Provided ongoing operations support and prepared O&M plans and other safety compliance reports.



City of Shelby, N. C., 1955-59

Assisted the City in building a completely new transmission and distribution system, organized gas department and commenced operations.



Illinois Power Company, Decatur, IL, 1949-54

Assistant to Gas Department Vice President

Responsible for construction of transmission and distribution systems.


Manager Decatur District

In charge of all gas distribution and transmission, service work, personnel and operations.



Interstate Pipeline Company, Tulsa, OK, 1939-49

Various pipeline operations and construction from gathering system to cross country pipeline with interruption for college and World War II.



Gas Industry

Selected as member of "European Mission for Attracting Industry" lead by N.C. Governor Luther Hodges. Operated as a fuel advisor for this mission.


Member of N.C. Mission to South America led by Governor Dan Moore. Spokesman and contact for energy matters.


Served 2 consecutive 4 year terms on the N.C. Energy Policy Council and served that committee as Chairman of the Management

Committee. This appointment was made by Governor James Martin (N.C.) specifically to the natural gas chair. 


Appointed by President Reagan to the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Development Advisory Board, Mid-Atlantic Regional Technical Group.


A Middle East business trip (1975) to Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia to survey business climate for client, requiring contacts with government and industry officials.




  • Eastern Illinois University

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (Political Science emphasis)

  • Charleston, IL.



  • Council for National Policy. 

  • Presidential Elector (Electoral College) for the 1984 National elections.

  • Delegate to the 1976 Republican National Convention.

  • Served in the US Marine Corps during World War II (1942-46).

  • Past member of Board of Directors of the N. C. Railroad Company.

  • Past President of the Shelby Junior Chamber of Commerce.

  • Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Junior Chamber of Commerce.

  • Member of the National Delphi Panel on the Future of Political Parties. Directed by Dr. T. W. Modron, Professor of Government, Western Kentucky University.

  • Charter member of the N.C. Industrial Development Foundation, appointed by Governor Luther Hodges.


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  • Marquis Who's Who in America -53rd Edition - 1999



  • Author of four books and many published essays on the 20th Century development of our Republic and technical papers for the natural gas industry.



  • You Can Save America! Pageant, Poseidon  Ltd.

  • The Golden Egg,  the Goose and Us, Production House.

  • Look Up or Look Out, OutNeal, Inc.

  • The Blessings of  Liberty, Huntington House

  • Got Liberty, Proverbial Publishing



  • Recipient of three national awards from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.

  • The National First Place Essay Award in 1964, which was presented by former astronaut John Glenn.

  • The George Washington Medal of Honor in 1962.

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