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Our Team

Charles 'Gary' Sproule, III

Charles 'Gary' Sproule, III founded Sproule Manufacturing Company, Inc. (now SMC Industries, Inc.) in 1976. Since the inception of SMC Industries, Inc. Gary has developed Perlite Pipe Covering & Block, Perlite Molded Fitting Covers, Pressed Aluminum Elbows, PVC Cut and Curl Jacketing and Aerogel Accessories.

Gary graduated from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts. He and his wife Debbie were married in 1978 and have two 2 adult children, Courtney and Chad (Charles Sproule IV). In his spare time, his hobbies include skiing, golf and trips to the Carribean.


Tracy Ludwick

Tracy Ludwick is the National Sales Director for SMC Industries, Inc.  He joined SMC Industries in the summer of 2006.  In this position, he is responsible for all sales activity and customer relations for the company.  He attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas and is a lifelong resident of Houston, Texas.

Tracy is married to his wife Shelley.  They have two children, Karson and Dunham.  In his spare time, Tracy enjoys spending time with his family.  He also enjoys Golf and Fishing as time permits. He is also active within the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as an officer on the Safety Committee.

Chris Diegel

Christine (Chris) Diegel is the Controller of SMC Industries, Inc. Chris has been with SMC Industries Inc., Malvern branch for more than 10 years. She is responsible for all the accounting functions of the company as well as supervising the PVC and Aerogel production lines in Malvern. Chris is the “Jack-of-all-trades” that keeps the SMC running smoothly.

Chris and her husband Rob have been married for almost 30 years, and currently reside in Limerick, PA with their dog, Hunter. They have a daughter, Stephanie, who is a recent college graduate. They enjoy traveling and working on home improvement projects.

George Bauer - Director of IT