Midmark Corporation recently announced the appointment of Dr. Anne Eiting Klamar as chair of the board of directors. Klamar has served as the company’s president since 2000 and added the role of chief executive officer in 2003, making her the fourth generation of the Eiting family to hold a leadership position. John Q. Baumann has been appointed to the position of president and chief executive officer. Baumann is currently serving as the chair of the board of directors for the Dayton-based Midmark. Klamar and Baumann, shown, will assume their new roles by January 4, 2016.
Under Klamar’s leadership, Midmark extended its global outreach and grew through the acquisition of eight companies, placing the company on the path toward $1 billion in annual sales. Other notable accomplishments during Klamar’s tenure have been the addition of dental and animal health business lines; successfully navigating the 2013 launch of the U.S. medical device tax; and adapting to intense changes in the healthcare industry.
As chair of the board of directors, Klamar, along with other board members, will work with Baumann to set the overall direction for the company’s continued growth and long-term health. She also will provide leadership for the company’s governance structure as well as the company’s regional and industry commitments.
Klamar’s local leadership responsibilities include serving as chair for the Dayton Development Coalition and as a member of the board of trustees for the University of Dayton. She is also the former-chair and co-founder of Professional Women in Healthcare (PWH), a nationwide organization of more than 500 women in the healthcare market dedicated to furthering the careers of women through mentoring, education and networking. Klamar actively serves on the advisory board for PWH.
Baumann has served on the Midmark board of directors since 2009 and as chair of the board since 2013. Baumann was president and chief executive officer of Ampac for 18 years. Ampac is a Cincinnati-based global leader in creative packaging solutions serving the retail, food, pharmaceutical and security markets. During his tenure, Ampac increased its size twenty-fold; completed 12 acquisitions; and expanded into Europe where it now operates several global manufacturing centers.
Baumann has a background in manufacturing and has won numerous awards for leadership and entrepreneurship, including the 2014 Entrepreneur Vision Award from the Entrepreneur Organization of Cincinnati and Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst & Young in 2005. He also brings the leadership experience from several corporate boards, including Bethesda, Inc., KostUSA, and Basco.
“John and I share a commitment to leading a values-based organization and we both appreciate the role of the strong and healthy culture fostered by the teammates at Midmark,” said Klamar. “I trust John and look forward to his leadership of the company’s day-to-day business. His leadership skills will take the company to the next level.”