JULY 10–CINCINNATI, OHIO– The Board of Directors of Cintas Corp. today announced that Scott D. Farmer has been elected chief executive officer and president of the cleanroom garment manufacturing company.
Robert J. Kohlhepp, current CEO, is now Vice Chairman.
Farmer had previously been the president and chief operating officer of the company.
“Scott’s 22 years of experience in our company in just about every facet of our business along with his track record of outstanding performance and achievement makes him uniquely qualified to become our new chief executive officer,” says Chairman Richard T. Farmer.
Scott Farmer, a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, joined the company in 1981 as a management trainee.
He served in many line and staff positions including production management and sales and service management at various Cintas locations. He then transferred to corporate headquarters to initiate a corporate-wide quality program. He has held positions including group vice president in the Rental Division, vice president of marketing and merchandising and vice president of the National Account Division.
Bob Kohlhepp, who joined the company in 1967, will become vice chairman, and will remain active in the business – particularly in the area of strategic planning and investor relations.