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Meet the Team

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Charli K. Matthews

Founder & CEO

Charli K. Matthews, the Founder & CEO of Empowering Pumps & Equipment, has worked with the pump and equipment industry since 2005 and is a known leader for building brands, growing online networks, and helping industrial companies embrace digital media. Her passion and deep understanding of how to leverage social media platforms has enabled Empowering Pumps and Equipment™ to become the connection hub for industry.

Contact Charli:  Email – LinkedIn – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram

Carter A Matthews

Carter A. Matthews

President & Director of Advertising

Carter Matthews, Partner and Digital Marketing Specialist with Empowering Brands, is an alumnus of the University of Alabama with a Bachelors in Communications. Carter has over 17 years of experience in advertising and marketing services for B2B with expertise in digital, content, and social media marketing. He works to provide Empowering Pumps & Equipment™ clients with targeted marketing campaigns.

Contact Carter: EmailLinkedIn – Twitter – Instagram



Vince Marino

Director of Business Development

Vince has worked in the media business within the pump and equipment industries since 2013. Executing sales and marketing strategies with excellence for his clients, he has received several awards over the years. His ability to understand different forms of media and the potential each yields when strategically utilized in a marketing program, Marino is looking forward to helping Empowering Pumps’ Partners innovate with modern technologies.

Contact Vince: EmailLinkedIn–  TwitterInstagram

Bekah Mechtensimer

Chief of Staff

Bekah started in the industry selling nuts, bolts, and washers. From there, she moved up to a technical sales position for pumps, compressors, and pneumatic tools. When she wasn’t in the office selling, she was in the shop helping manufacturing with whatever was needed that day. Bekah joined the team with a desire to grow in the industry. In her free time, you can find her hanging out with her pup or adventuring around at a show or music festival.

Contact Bekah: EmailLinkedIn –  TwitterInstagram

Amber Brewster-Graning

Amber Brewster-Graning

Director of Marketing

Having joined Empowering Brands in 2017, Amber Brewster-Graning is part of our Chicago-based operations team, performing e-publishing and social media support. With a background in sales and management, Amber enjoys family game nights and time with her friends.

Contact Amber: Email LinkedIn



Mallorie Bowling

Graphic Design & Digital Media Manager

Mallorie Bowling graduated from Franklin University and has spent the last 9 years specializing in B2B marketing for industrial manufacturing companies. She began her career working in the pump and equipment industry and made her way back in 2021 when she joined Empowering Pumps & Equipment. She enjoys working with companies to make their vision come to life, and spends her free time with her husband and two children in her free time.