Charlie Whipple, 52, former vice president of sales and marketing for Chicago Faucets, died May 18 of cancer. At the time of his death, Whipple was president and CEO of Ames Taping Tools, a provider of drywall tools and supplies. Prior to joining Chicago Faucets, he was vice president of marketing for the Sterling Plumbing Group.

He is survived by his wife Sharon, and his three children - Amy, Ryan and Chase.