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Learn a Little More about Charlie Augello

Charles Augello is the youngest of four children, all first generation Italian/American born to parents who immigrated to the United States from Castrofilippo, Sicily in 1912. Charlie married Anita Sandroni in 1961 and they have raised four/children Charles, Andrea, Erica and Claudia and have nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren

Charlie graduated from St. Agnes Elementary School, Queens Vocational High School and RCA Institute of Technology with a degree in electrical engineering and design. He spent 24 years in the electronic industry in sales, marketing and manufacturing with Erie Technological Products (ETP). Some of the highpoints during this career were working on systems relating to the Gemini and Apollo Lunar Space Program, part owner in a electronic company and then becoming VP in Sales and Marketing. ETP then merged with Murata Electronics based in Kyoto, Japan with US headquarters in Marietta. Charlie's sales responsibilities enabled him to travel throughout the US, Europe and the Far East.

Over the years, Charlie has been active in various community organizations, including serving as Chairman of West Milford, NJ Industrial Commission, President of West Milford Jaycees and President of LaSocieta Italiana of Atlanta. He is currently a Dunwoody Rotarian and Board Member of the Dunwoody Convention and Visitors Bureau.

After several corporate moves, Charlie settled with his family in Sandy Springs in 1981. In 1986 Charlie and his wife Anita established the E. 48th Street Market, Italian Food Specialties in Dunwoody, Georgia. Thirty-three years later, the Market continues to be operated by family members and has become a local landmark and destination for Italian grocery, deli meats, baked goods, Italian bread and a large selection of Italian wines while continuing to draw customers for lunch and dinner. And the Market, its customers and Charlie's family have supported a variety of community initiatives - including the USO, the Dunwoody Police Foundation, Kingsley Elementary, the fight against human trafficking and other Dunwoody Rotary projects.

When asked why he is a Rotarian, Charlie said, "Being a local retail business with great support from the community, Rotary enabled us to give back to both the local community as well as people in need around the world."

Posted by Carter Stout
February 5, 2020