Vice-President of Department
Rahim B. Charania is a business leader with over 20 years of experience, acquiring and reorganizing business operations into efficient, highly profitable businesses. He has used his expertise in business management, strategic planning, finance and sales to distinguish himself as a leader and an innovator. Rahim’s entrepreneurial skills and creativity have shaped his vision into several successful businesses.
In addition to Woodvale, Rahim has founded two other successful businesses that continue to make a measurable impact in the industries they serve. In 2011, Rahim founded American Fueling Systems (AFS) a national leader in the fueling industry, providing gasoline, diesel, compressed natural gas and Liquefied Natural Gas to the transportation and energy sectors. He has taken AFS from an idea to a nationally recognized leader in the energy and fuel marketplace.
In 2016, Rahim created Three Ring Studios (TRS) and is now the Chairman of one of the largest Studio production campuses in Georgia’s growing film and TV production industry. With over 250,000 square feet of sound stage space and over 100,000 square feet of office space, TRS has positioned itself to be a premier facility for film and television productions of all types. TRS offers an impressive array of sound stages, state-of-the-art post-production facilities and world-class support services amid an inspiring, historical setting.
These successful businesses have afforded Rahim many opportunities to be recognized for his efforts by industry and civic leaders across the U.S. In 2011, Rahim was named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 40 Executives under 40 and in 2012 Georgia State University honored him with the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. In 2015, he was recognized as the Businessperson of the Year from the largest Chamber organization in the South East, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Rahim has been published in many publications including Forbes and Success magazines, sharing his business insights. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree and Executive MBA from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.
Rahim’s business credentials only play a part in the impact he has generated. His philanthropic work list is extensive focusing on projects that benefit those most in need in the areas of education and personal development. He readily provides his knowledge and expertise to projects and public speaking opportunities. Currently, he also sits on the Board of Directors for the J. Mack Robinson College of Business along with the Center for International Business, Education and Research (CIBER).